The rest of the week wasn't all that exciting. Just normal life. I think it was wednesday...maybe it was thursday...I don't know. Anyway, we had storms go through one night. They weren't severe, but did have a lot of lightning. So yeah, guess what. We lost power. AGAIN! Why does this keep happening? Sounds like the power company needs to do a big upgrade down this way. It went out around 2 am or so one morning. I had no idea how long it would be out, but figured it would be a whole day, since it normally is over 12 hours. I got the boys up and fed them breakfast. I was wanting my coffee so bad since I didn't sleep well. But since the power was out, nothing I could do. So we were just hanging out when about 9 am or so the power came back on! That has to be a record. It was only about 7 hours! So yeah, I made coffee. I get so tired of the stupid power going out down here. Its ridiculous.
So for a while now I have been looking for a small-ish camera bag. I didn't want a big bulky bag and didn't want one of those ugly standard black bags. So I went on the hunt on the big ole Internet. Well guess what. Camera bags are soooooo expensive! I could not find one below $60! I'm sorry but that is nuts. No reason for them to be that much. While I was looking, I came across a website where someone suggested going to Amazon.com and buying a camera bag insert. No bag, just the insert. The padding part. So I went and looked and the smaller size like I wanted was only about $12. Not bad. It got here and was just what I expected. So then all I had to do was find a purse that would fit it. The boys and I went to Walmart today. While I was there, I looked. I had taken my insert with me to make sure it would fit. I found a purse on sale for less than $10 that would work perfectly!!! So my new camera bag that I put together myself cost me less than $20! How awesome is that? Its perfect and I am happy with it. I was going to ask Ryan's mom if she would make one for me, but I found something that would work for $20 total. No work on her part, haha! I am fine with this one for now, so I will stick with it. Maybe one of these days, I will get tired of it and ask her to make one. She is good at making those types of things.
So here is the insert:
That little gray part has velcro on it, so you can place it inside the big part where ever it works best for you. And of course you can take it out if it doesn't work for you. Here is the link to the insert on Amazon if you'd like to check it out.
And of course there are others if you'd like. Once on Amazon.com, just search "camera bag insert."
And here is the purse I got.
A nice, dark green. The insert fits perfectly inside that bag! So yay for me! I have a camera bag now!
Dylan starts preschool on Monday morning, and then that evening I start my short photography class. I am looking forward to it, but again, I am nervous. I hope I am able to learn a little bit from it.