When I was 19 I was amazed that I had my own car, a Hillman Minx with 2-tone blue colours, a 3 gear column shift and real red leather bench seats.
15 years ago ACMA and I marvelled at the wonders of the internet as we waited hours in the School Library on Sundays for Blake’s 7 bloopers to download from the web. I despaired of ever owning one of these expensive and new-fangled machines. Now I have a shiny black computer with bells and whistles.
5 years ago , when I was first sick , my Mortgage Insurance actually worked, and they made my fortnightly payments for me. Never in a million years did I ever imagine owning a house off my own bat, but when I had to retire they came to the party and I have a house!!!!!
We won’t even mention the mobile phone other than in passing : I never dreamed pleasant thoughts about one day owning one of those!!!
2 years ago DVD recorders were $3000 to $5000 and ACMA and I wanted one but they were out of our reach. Then about 18 months ago we chipped in 1/2 each and we can now record merrily away on DVDs.
I have been wanting a digital camera for ages now, to take photos of the Labradors mainly, never thinking I could afford one, and now : Lo and Behold!!!
I have a new digital camera. It was sooo cheap, only $139!!! ( Even $5 less than the advertised price.) The first thing I have captured – pictures of the Labradors. I am no photographer, but I only took 4 and I have put them in The Labradors Photo Album. I think the trick is to take a bazillion photos and then a tiny percentage may be acceptable. I have barely any megapixels, only 3.2, but the pictures seem OK????
So, on the left is Harki, and on the right, Peri!!!
So, although it might not be as bad as Dante had imagined, there will be Comedy ( probably not of the Divine sort) and there will be Hell ( though only on this end of the picture taking process), so you might not have to abandon all Hope as yet : Unless you are Pandora, and that’s a whole other box of tricks!!! There is no escaping the horror of my new picture-taking ability........