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Thursday, February 08, 2007

It Doesn't Matter How Elcie's Hair Starts Out

This is what it looks like at the end of the day.

Remember my missing camera? The straw that almost broke the camel's back around here?

The picture was taken with it about 20 minutes ago.

I'll never know exactly what happened but somehow it was traced by my friendly neighborhood detective squad (kids) back to a guy who paid $20 for it. We went over, discovered he was more inexperienced than dishonest, gave him the $20 and took my camera home.

He had no idea what he bought. Pushed a button, took a couple of pictures, and then couldn't figure out what to do with them. They were still on the camera. I told him owning a computer and the software would have been helpful; otherwise, it was next to useless for him.

Considering everything that's going on, the missing camera shouldn't have bothered me so much but it did. I'm terrible at remembering to develop film, I'm no great shakes at photography, and it was perfect for what I wanted to do which was to take pictures and see them immediately. I didn't even mind buying my own camera back. If the guy thinks I'm a sucker, he might be right but I don't care. A new one would have cost at least 6 times that with the memory card and lithium battery.

Anyhow, that's Elcie of course with her laptop (provided by the school district). She just finished copying her Language Arts homework to the computer using the voice recognition software. She has it down pat. She'd already written it out and just wanted the practice.

I think we're almost all over whatever the latest bug was that's making the rounds. Still some sniffles but we can live with that. We still don't have the heavy rain we expected; just drizzles from time to time. The girls are back on the bus; at least until the weather decides what it wants to do. Two miles in a downpour (with colds) is a little much.

Tim and I went to lunch at the best Italian restaurant in town. It's the only Italian restaurant in town as a matter of fact. Very good. Then I took him apartment hunting. He's been living with Jim and family. It now looks like Jim's National Guard service on the border will go on for some time so Melissa and gang will probably be moving to Yuma in July. Tim's getting an early start on checking out available places.

And not much else going on.

A couple of people had problems commenting unless they went with "anonymous". I emailed a friend and here's what she said:

In the new Blogger under Settings/Comments you can answer the question "Who Can Comment?" in three ways:
Anyone -- This allows commentors to choose their Google identity, an "other" identity, or "Annonymous". This option should tell you how you are signed in.
Only Registered Users -- which requires people to have a Google account even if they don't have a blog. You will notice that if you click on some people's names you go to a profile that says nothing about them)
Members of This Blog -- This is an option would be far less confusing if it said "other authors of this blog."
I can't find an option that prevents anonymous comments and still allows people comment without a Google account. Maybe some of your other readers know.

I'm set up for "anonymous" here but still it would be nice to know who you are. If the above doesn't help, let me know or maybe some of our other visitors can chime in.

Take care everyone.


Gina said...

Oh wow, I have to say, your new color looks great!

I'm sorry that you had to pay twenty dollars for your camera, but I'm glad you at least got it back. They sure can be mighty expensive.

Rosa said...

I love her hair! I'm sure she hates it. Mine is curly (not that curly) and I always wanted it straight. Now, when it's dry outside, it goes straight and drives me crazy! Yes, that purple is gorgeous!

Diane J. said...

Well, at least you got your camera back, but now you'll wonder which of the girls' friends lifted it to start with.

When Blogger makes me resort to commenting as "Anonymous" I try to remember to sign my name to my comment so you'll at least know it was me. I'm having to be anonymous pretty regular at times.

So much for the new and improved Blogger.

Carin said...

What a j e r k for stealing your camera! And what an i d i o t too. Glad it was found. Glad people are feeling better. colds are such a drag.

PEA said...

Love your new blog colour Ann!! Wow, so your camera was finally recovered...a shame you had to pay for it but as you said, it would have cost tons more if you'd had to buy a brand new one! Glad to hear Elcie is enjoying her doesn't take kids long to figure these things out! Love the hairdo! lol Take care!!

mreddie said...

Glad you got the camera back - even if you had to pay. I wouldn't mind having hair like that - or any other kind. :) ec

Atasha said...

Hmmm....glad you got the camera back and I would have done the same and paid $20.00. You're right with the cost of a decent camera these days you would have probably paid much more that 6 times that!

Her hair is beatiful, wild and free...hehehe Sometimes I wish I had thicker hair but i will take what I have. :-)

Susie said...

So glad you got your camera back... I agree that $20 was a small price to pay.
I don't have a clue on why some people show up as anonymous. I have several people who say they can't comment on my site at all. They email me comments.
Better blogger???
Not sure...

Susie said...
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Turtle Guy said...

That's quite the story! Just think what this blog will bring your family in 100 years! I'm sure SOMEONE will remember the camera, or at some point pull it out and say,

"Oh, this old thing??"


Margaret said...

Hi Anne, very pleased you got your camera back. I can understand what you mean about being upset, but one can only take so much at a time. The photo of Elcie is a very bright and happy one.
Cheers and Hugs Margaret

Merle said...

Hi Ann ~~ Glad you are back with us and that you got the camera back. It
is not nice to think of anyone stealing from your own home. Glad all the colds or whatever are almost gone. Elcie always has a big smile on her face. I hope Rebecca will behave this time on the bus, or do you think it was the driver at fault.
Thanks for your visit, glad you liked the story about the blind horse. It was a nice one. ake care, dear friend, Love, Merle.

tatootim said...

well mom i kept looking online for apartments as well...I love the internet! glad to hear you got your camera back yeehaw! love you mom

Jenny said...

It's letting me comment. YAY!

My kid's hair is the same way at the end of the day. We use a lot of pony-tail holders around here.

CaliGirl said...

the color of the blog is great. so much easier on MY eyes ;)

hugs to you and nice to hear you got your camera back.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you found your camera!

Sorry I haven't been around--your site and one or two others haven't been updating in my bloglines. Hmmm. I'll try to remember to just check more often :-)

tAnYeTTa said...

I love her hair!!!!! It's so Angela Davis to me so I LOOOOVE IT! :)

I have to figure out how to do word verification on my blog, seems that an anonymous blogger wants me to increase my penis size and buy some viagra. LOL

Kentucky Gal said...

You might try getting the book "Curly Girl" for tells how young girls and women can take care of their thick curly daughter had a copy of it and it might is a link
PS...I'm not saying she does not take care of it...but this book goes into the details of special needs hair.

Her Bad Mother said...

I love the new look. I, however, am terrified of making the switch. Conservative at heart, I guess - afraid of change.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi Ann: I like the new look blog. I'm so glad you got your camera back. Thing is, how did that guy get to buy it in the first place? Were you burgled or did you leave it somewhere where some opportunist grabbed it?

Elcie obviously has the kind of hair that does its own thing no matter what the owner wants it to do! It doesn't seem to bother her, or does it?

Lavender said...

Wow, I never have had to sign in anonymously. That is cuckoo for sure.

What cute hair. Maybe she could get it chemically relaxed? I think its cute, though. Or... there are always cornrows... those are just ADORABLE as all heck, IMO.

glad you found the camers, lol.