Cold, Packages, Camera



It has been annoyingly cold the past few days.  Horribly so.  The high today (I believe) was about 30 degrees.  It felt like 20.  It’s been very windy on top of the cold.  And the wind just bites through clothes.  The boys have been shivering in their coats on the way to and from school.  They are at least excited to get into the car now.  Before it was a pain.  But now they realize that there is warmth in the car and they go willingly!  The novelty of it all.


Our house is becoming littered with packages.  Ahh the joys of ordering Christmas online.  I love to get the packages!  But it’s kind of no fun when you know what’s in them.  I guess I miss the suspense of Christmas, and not knowing what things are.  I did get one package last week that I was very excited about!  I finally saved up enough Swagbucks to buy a new waterproof camera!

If you don’t use Swagbucks, why not?!  It’s the easiest way I’ve found to earn a few extra bucks online by doing things I normally do.  Like searching the web.  Not only did I get this camera (basically for free) I’ve also paid for part of Christmas with it.  Go, click, win!

The UPS guy stopped by here at 10pm tonight to deliver a package he forgot on his truck.  Now THAT is dedication.


On to my new camera!  It’s a Lumix DMC-TS2 and it’s beautiful.  It’s waterproof, shockproof, and 14 mega-pixels.  I’ve been taking just a few pictures with it and I’m happy so far!  I took a bunch of video which my computer doesn’t recognize.  Rats!  I guess I’m going to have to actually read the huge manual they sent to see if I can’t get the computer and the camera to talk to each other.  But that’s something to do when it’s earlier in the day.

I’m excited to try this camera out more, especially in the summer.  We got some great shots at the beach last year from the old camera.  Let’s see if this one will be better.


4 Comments (+add yours!)

  1. rainsplats
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 12:57:10

    My hunny took R and J christmas shopping at the dollar store with an allowance. Usually I take care of all the Christmas shopping. It makes me so happy to have no idea what they got. (except i have a hunch that J got candy for everyone.) They were so cute wrapping their presents, too–taking special care to not let me see my present while I taught them how to wrap.
    It feels more like Christmas with the child-wrapped, tiny presents under the tree.


  2. Ida Cole
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 13:01:17

    Good luck with the camera. I hope you have many happy years together. Send link to swagbucks I will have to check it out. we are going to have a very very little christmas this year due to everything that is going on so celebrate a little extra for us as well.


  3. Dad
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 01:42:49

    Woohoo! New camera! Hopefully it gets you some good shots. Your camera shoots in AVCHD format. Your Mac should recognize that. You may have to add a piece of software. Here is a link to help:

    Looking forward to seeing some stuff!



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