On an unrelated note, my cell phone started to go on the fritz this summer. I could have survived without the camera (although I did use it multiple times daily), but when the internal speaker died and I could only answer calls on speakerphone, I gave up. You can only get away with THAT in so many places, and it was terribly difficult to hear the caller if there was any background noise (-background noise?? - in this house??) So I dug up a really old, primitive model - the kind that only makes calls and takes pictures - and have been using that until my upgrade is available. ;-)
The camera on the new/old phone stinks. Pictures are grainy under the best conditions, and there's only room on the phone for about a dozen pics. The phone is so old that it doesn't even have a slot for an SD card. Barbaric.
We have two other cameras floating around. One is my husband's, which I hesitate to use for fear that it, too, will be sucked into the trash vortex I live in. The other was my mother's, and surprise, surprise - its battery is also kaput.
The upshot is that I have scarcely taken a picture all summer.
Yesterday, through sheer tenaciousness (and good fortune), I found our good camera - the first one, with the dead battery. Desperation prompted me to actually look at the adapter plug opening, to see if we had any lying around that might fit. There are only a few dozen unused usb and charging cables stuffed in drawers around here; could there possibly be one that fits the camera?
Success! The good camera now has a full charge, AND in finding it, I also found some lost pictures from May, which I present to you now: