It's been quite a while! My camera was rendered useless back in May, and I've been without a camera all summer. Not that there has been much to document, it's been a series of one calamity after another. We've been battling fleas with all our pets, trying everything from Frontline to borax in the rug and flea combing all the animals. I think we might be finally triumphant, although I hesitate to post such a boast. Early in August I was in a scary car accident when the gas pedal got caught in the floor mat, causing the car to accelerate on its own, the brake wouldn't work and I lost control of the car, plowing into a utility pole and knocking it down. I was fine, the car was not. And then last week one of our tiny foster kittens passed away--common with kittens so young, but the first time for us. Summer is not my favorite season.
But a package arrived last week, a surprise family gift from Brian's mom. A wonderful new camera, much nicer than any I ever had before. So while Brian worked on all the details with the insurance company and arranging to buy a new car, Ivy and I took a trip to Lakeview Cemetery. Years ago I lived nearby and would often walk around this beautiful cemetery. I hadn't visited in quite a long time, and thought it would be a good place to do gravestone rubbings which Ivy had seen on the television show The Haunting Hour. Unfortunately, the charcoal we were using was more like a pencil and kept making distracting lines, we need to return with something softer. So, instead, we took the sort of goofy gothic photos I would have been enamoured with back in the nineties when I was wandering around the graves smoking cigarettes.