Well we decided that I would just get a new card for my camera and keep the duck tape over the batteries, after all it still works. I am trying to lead a frugal life here. So we went on adventure to Best Buy to get a new card and well lets just say that the staff all but laughed at me when I pulled out what I was looking for. The comments were as follows:
"OH my haven't seen one of those in a while"
"Hey Joe, do they still make these?"
"You might try Amazon or Ebay"
"Mam, have you thought about buying a new Camera?"
I wanted just to smack the kid right there on the last one especially when he call me "Mam", but I kept my cool. I responded with "No sir, I don't want a new camera." I also wanted to say "have you not seen the news lately we are in a recession, we should be conserving and trying to fix what we have. This buy, buy, buy attitude is what got us into this mess!" But again I remembered my Lenten vow of calm, cool and collected plus I had Cameron with me and I didn't think he needed to see his Mom go off on a tangent on this poor unsuspecting kid in the middle of Best Buy.
Needless to say I came home and found the cards on both Ebay and Amazon. Not terribly expensive either. I will be ordering one and the Old Olympus and I will have a few more years together hopefully. I might break down and get the battery door fixed but not a this time. I do hear that they make Hot Pink duck tape and that could be kind of cute for the old girl.