Dead Battery Day

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.

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3 Responses to Dead Battery Day

  1. Nicole says:

    Oh, Karl…that sounds tre frustrating!
    I’m glad you were able to complete the shoot successfully. Whose baby is it? Will you post some of the pics on the site? At any rate, I suppose the question is not “Is someone trying to tell you something?” rather, the question is, “Will you listen and adhere?!”
    Talk to you soon!

  2. Dad says:

    I think I can assure you that Someone is not urging you to give up on photography.

  3. Nicole says:

    I certainly did not mean to imply that the message from that elusive Someone entailed giving up photography, Karl! I simply took it as one more sign that you are doing a good thing by limiting your devotion to any sort of technology. You rock ,Mr. Picture man!!
    Mmmm wa!

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