beckycochrane [userpic]

Playing Catch Up--Part 2--Joy and Joyness!

August 30th, 2008 (01:05 pm)

current mood: anxious

Somewhere between Knoxville and Memphis--who knows, maybe around Lebanon--

--I got THE phone call. The one I wanted before I left Houston, but since it didn't happen, Lindsey delivered this:

Why, you might ask, is there a zipped up freezer bag containing Lindsey's lens-free camera, battery charger, and download cable? I'm protecting it all from dust, of course, while Lindsey is at the beach for the Labor Day holiday. I don't NEED the camera anymore, because the phone call was about this:

The D40: HE IS HOME! In perfect working order at no charge to me, because the warranty covered the broken flash. My happiness is indescribable. The only glitch is, now I've gotten used to Lindsey's D80 and I have to relearn my camera. Also, I need Lindsey to come and help me reset stuff because I'm too lazy to dig out and read the manual (sorry, Rhonda).

Having watched Project Runway on Wednesday night, I spent much of my time on the road Thursday envisioning my design. As a result, when I got home, I was able to sew it immediately and quickly. It turned out exactly how I wanted it, and I got to shoot photos of it with my very own camera with decent light again!

Though my design will be posted on time, I don't know if or when it will be judged. Blame freaking Hurricane Gustav. Two of our judges may have to evacuate. Two of our designers and another of our judges may be sharing bottled water and cooking all our food on a grill because we don't have power. Fashion stops for no force of nature, but electricity does. So Runway Monday may be Tuesday, or Wednesday, or whenever our judges and producer can get it together. It's HURRICANE FASHION!

I'd better keep Lindsey's and my camera batteries fully charged so no matter what happens, we can document. I know after the fiasco that was Hurricane Rita in 2005, we won't be evacuating.

Sending good, good thoughts to everyone on the Gulf Coast--and hopes that Gustav will decide that land is boring and will turn back to the sea to experience a quiet death. That would be the most joyness of all.


If you own any of the books in the opposite side bar and would like them signed, mail them to:
P.O. Box 924104
Houston, TX 77292
Please include three dollars for return postage. Thank you.

Follow BeckyCochrane on Twitter