You may have noticed that the last 4 of my posts had no pictures. That's because the shutter stopped working on our camera. I was taking pictures and then all of a sudden it wouldn't open. Bummer. We really love the pictures this camera takes and I didn't know where to go around here to find a camera repair shop. I called Canon to see if they could help me fix it. They said it sounds like the spring broke that makes the shutter open and that I could mail it to them to take a look or that I might be interested in their Loyalty Program. I never heard of that so I let them fill me in. For just $75.00 they would sell me a "refurbished" Powershot A1100 IS camera, which is somewhat comparable to ours, and I would just have to mail our old one in the package they send me along with the new camera, free shipping. I decided to do it. The camera will be an upgrade from the one we had because they no longer make our model. This one has 12.1 mega pixels instead of 8. I asked what "refurbished" meant and they said it wouldn't be a used camera. It may have had a damaged box or came from a store that didn't sell it etc. So we're getting a $245.00 camera for only $75.00. I thought that was a pretty good deal. They will recycle our old camera.
We didn't have a digital camera until 2 years ago when we bought one for our trip to Italy. Well, I did have an $18.00 one I used for taking pictures of our house remodel, but that's not the same thing. The new camera will be here Friday. I can't wait.