Welcome back, cameras!
Oh man. The "new" camera, my Konica Minolta Dimage, lost its ability to focus at Jules & Leslie's Halloween party. A common problem for attendees of that party, but in the case of the camera, it had to be mailed to the Sony service center to regain its composure.
"Dear Our Customers,
Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc. ceased the camera business on March 31, 2006... Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc. would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to fans of Konica Minolta around the world for their support for more than a century."
Great. That camera's only 2 years old. Then we left our beloved steel Canon digital Elph, vintage 2001, at my folks' house at Thanksgiving.
So I was left with the camera in my phone for a few weeks. You get some interesting effects with a camera so limited in its properties, but it's not really a camera per se.
Finally got the Konica back in the mail last Friday. Picked up the Canon this weekend at mom's. I feel better now.