"It's just stuff, in the grand scheme of life it does not matter. It may teach me patience. I have lived thus far without it I can go awhile longer." I've been repeating this as needed today.
As many of you know I have been counting down the days until my coveted Canon EOS Rebel XSI camera arrived in the mail. Yesterday was that day. It was set on my doorstep by the dependable UPS man at 4:23pm. Joy! Smiling I grabbed it off the porch and carried it to the kitchen table. It was perfect timing. The kids had been banished from the kitchen for an undetermined amount of time due to an incident involving the honey and my tea had just finished brewing. I had a few moments of peace and quiet to open my prize. The sun was streaming through the open doorway, a slight breeze was stirring also, wafting the first scents of spring into my house. It was lovely. I pulled out the battery and the charger, plugged them in and settled down to browse through the manual while it charged. I got up and made dinner and tried to distract myself from the little red light on the charger, willing it to turn green so that I could take that very first picture with my new camera. I waited and waited. We ate dinner and the kids ran outside to play. I waited some more. Then finally...GREEN light! I inserted the battery, made sure the cover was closed. Inserted the memory card, made sure the cover was closed. Hung the camera around my neck and flipped the switch to ON.
Ever hopeful I pulled out the extra battery I purchased thinking maybe, just maybe the battery was a dud. And so I popped that one in the charger and waited. And waited. Finally, once again...GREEN light! Repeating the above steps I then flipped the switch to ON.
This morning I called Customer Service. My options? Exchange it. Send it back and wait some more. I'm glad I have that option but in the words of Indigo Montoya, "I hate waiting."