Technology is not my friend today. While taking pictures of a friend’s baby, the battery in my Nikon digital camera ran out. No problem, I thought, I’ll just switch to my 35mm camera while I recharge the digital camera’s battery. But when I tried to turn on the Nikon N80, its batteries were dead, too. I ran to the closet where Sara keeps a huge stash of extra batteries in case one of our kids’ 5,328 toys that require batteries is in need of a new set, put the new batteries in the camera, and attached the flash. Guess what. The flash’s batteries were dead. By this time, the digital camera’s battery was recharged enough to use for the 15 or so pictures I had to take, so I switched back. Baby Sidney started to get a little cranky during this comedy of errors, but we managed to grab a few good shots of her.
Relieved that the embarrassing photo shoot was over, I went upstairs to download the digital pictures to my laptop, but when I grabbed the wireless mouse and moved it around a bit, nothing happened on screen. Need I say it? The mouse’s batteries were dead. I may be a little slow, but I’m starting to get the feeling that Someone is trying to give me a big hint.