Each and every day, Tad gets a little bit more obnoxious. On Tuesday, his unruliness became too unruly.
You may or may not know, but I own my own photography business, Minha Vida Photography. I have a very important shoot on Friday (tomorrow), and so I had my camera out at work to practice. I have my camera out every day, so this was nothing new.
However, I had the camera set up and attached to my tripod. Tad came charging past to get to the front doors, as he always does, and in my effort to catch him before he got there...he plowed through the tripod.
Yep. You guessed it. Camera comes crashing down to the floor...it even bounced a little.
After getting the Tad-beast under control, and getting him back to the back...I went to the fallen innocent bystander.
The bottom is cracked, and the lens...well, the lens still works...but only 1/2 way. Only close up. Okay, okay...that's fine. But, my big job tomorrow is photographing a million dollar property listing for a local realtor. Close up photography is not going to be needed.
Yes, yes...there was a bit of panic. I played with it all day...and last night, I decided that I had no choice. I HAD to get a new lens...no matter what. I MUST have something by Friday morning.
So, Charles and I rush out to Best Buy...I figured at the least, I could put it on the credit card. I HATE my Best Buy Credit Card and I urge all of you to NEVER get one. Either way, I had no choice...I absolutely had to get a new lens regardless.
Well, turns out...Best Buy doesn't sell that lens seperately. So, we had to drive to a camera store about an hour from home and we talked to a guy there for a good long time. He played with my camera and tried different lenses and all sorts of other different things he knew how to do. He declared it is my lens, and not the entire camera...thankfully.
As far as the crack, I asked about ordering the bottom piece to replace it...and he said it's going to be super expensive, and I'd be better off just gluing it back together. I don't mind that; especially if the camera is functional. I don't care what it looks like, necessarily.
Well, to send the lens off for repair is about $115, and takes 4-6 weeks. That's not going to work...I need it by tomorrow. He also does not sell that lens by itself...figures.
So, I asked for the next best thing...and he brought up a new lens...I shall refer to this darling as 'gold' because it costs about as much. Heaven's...worst part, I couldn't use the credit card because it wasn't Best Buy. :/
But, oh well...you do what you have to do and you just look at Tad and shake your head. You can't be mad at him...just look at his cute face.