Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Frankly I'm shocked by this picture. I dropped my beloved Panasonic Lumix and the screen has gone blank. It lights up, but there is nothing but a white screen. So I've been looking up fixes on YouTube, and if I'm lucky I'll be able to unscrew it, reconnect the cable and good as new. If you note the Drum of Tools (which my child demanded be sold to her for her mother at the school Christmas Store many years ago because it was on the Father's Table), sadly none of the screwdrivers are small enough.

Nothing else has changed because I've spent a few days in South Carolina visiting my father and his wife along with all of my sisters. But it only occurred to me to try the camera on the last day. Pretty good for blind shooting lol.

If you are wondering what's all this WOYWW, head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and have a gander. Better yet, snap a picture and join in the fun!


Unknown said...

Thanks for the peek and have a great day. Roberta 7

Nan G said...

Oh I do like all of the beads in bags! Try a screwdriver made for eyeglasses. There are a couple of really small sized tips to chose from. Nice pic for shooting 'blind'. :) Happy WOYWW! Nan G #3

Unknown said...

I love those bags of beads. Happy crafting #1

Deb said...

oh no, hope you find a screwdriver small enough, I am pretty sure I got a good set of tiny screwdrivers in Walmart, I keep them hidden as if hubby gets his hands on them they will left somewhere!

Jackie said...

That's not good news about your camera ... What abot using a screwdriver from an eye glass kit they are small and you will get a set for a couple of dollars in wal mart I would think
Jackie 31

Nikki said...

Oh I that's a shame about your camera hope you can fix it :)
Nikki 6

Helen said...

Hope you get it fixed... but the pic is pretty good.. lots to look at and even a little space to work in, what more do you want! Helen 22

ria gall said...

I am loving your desk today as I can see some really lovely crafting stash on it.
I hope you get a small enough screwdriver to enable you to make the repair
Have a great day today and a wonderful weekend
Ria #61

glitterandglue said...

Hope you manage to sort your camera - hubby dropped ours the other day, too. Most of the time it works, but occasionally we get "Camera error" pop up on the screen. The only answer is to turn off and begin again! Lovely busy desk - do I detect a slight left sweep having been employed in order to make room for the next task?
Have a great week.
Margaret #70

Julia Dunnit said...

Ooh South Carolina looks pretty inviting. And good for you for getting a fix idea for the camera..I'd have just lamented and considered it broken. Great pics...specially of your desk, love the angle. And the tool drum story, how cute.

Tertia said...

Your desk looks very organised! Hope you are able to sort your screen.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #40

Spyder said...

I do love screw drivers, I don't know why, I DO have a tiny one, it was in a Christmas cracker....not sure where it is at the moment though! Thank you for my snoop at your 'push back and pile high' desk! Have a great week,
HaPpY WoYwW?! ((Lyn))

Julie Lee said...

I like the sound of your child!!! Sorry to hear about the Lumix, but ten out of ten for having the inclination to fix it yourself! Hope you find the right screwdriver soon! Julie Ann xx #45

Carole said...

Are they marbles??? I've lost mine. Oh snap. I actually have a cousin we call Snap.
Be well Thanks for the peek
#92 Carole

Neil said...

Loving having a peek at your world today. It all looks like fun from here. Hope you get the camera fixed ok.
Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week.

ike said...

Oh Dear !!! That's a bit of a bummer :-( I hope you can fix it.
Great photo :-D


IKE in Greece #49

505whimsygirl said...

I hope you are able to fix your camera - nothing like shooting blind!

Your desk looks nice and busy - can see the stack of Distress Ink Pads and the Bottles. I accidently bought some of the Distress Ink Daubers (meant to buy the spray). I will be organizing my craft supplies this weekend so I can better see what exactly I have!

Thanks for the peek.
Kay (34)

GrĂ¡inne said...

I hope it gets fixed soon. Thanks for letting us have a peek - great pic for a blind shoot, yes :-) Suzanne

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So the camera works but you can't see what you are taking a picture of? Oh my! That could make for some interesting shots. It sounds like what you really need are some eyeglass screwdrivers. You should be able to pick them up at a drugstore. Hopefully you can get it fixed! I like the low angle shot you did on your desk.

Sharon Madson said...

Such interesting things on your desk. Thanks for the drum story. Thanks for visiting my space, too. Hope the camera gets fixed for you. I always have things like that happen to me. I am typing on a laptop that is now a destop....

trisha too said...

Oh rats, that's an awful story--I hope the camera saga has a happy ending, and the youtube tutorials come to fruition for you!

#35 this week

ddazzled71 said...

How wonderful that you could spend time with all the family this past week and I hope you get your camera sorted. Isn't it frustrating when the technology we are so dependent on breaks down. I am having pc issues at present and waiting for it to die completely. Have a great week! Happy WOYWW! Danie #38

Anonymous said...

OMG!! I dropped MY Lumix too and had a similar thing happen but never even considered trying a self-fix. Now I am going to have to hunting :) If I can even remember where I stashed the darn thing. I am not so happy with the Finepix I bought as a replacement. Hate the batteries and other issues with it. I would love to have my Lumix back.

Happy (now my internet is back) WOYWW!
Mary Anne (5)

April said...

It is so cool that we can find ways to fix stuff on youtube.com. I hope you are able to fix your camera.
April #115