This is just a quick post, as it is the end of the day --- and I'm beat! Exciting news, though. We finally sold enough on eBay to get a new camera. Ours has been dying a slow death for about two years, so this is something that I've really wanted for a while. Thanks to Amazon and UPS, it was delivered to our little doorstep.
After reading a lot of reviews and looking at a lot of pictures, Mom and I decided on the Canon Rebel T3. It arrived yesterday, so I haven't been able to do much more than look at it and charge the battery. The feature that I'm thrilled about is the manual focus ring on the lens. Hooray! This is a picture of the box, but there will be lots more coming later.