Barrett Manor

Julie Barrett is a freelance writer and photographer based in Plano, TX.

Toys and Money

Fresh (almost) daily from Julie Barrett

The mail delivery brought many goodies today. Two packages of stuff Paul had ordered from DealExtreme - some of it camera stuff. He picked up a second remote for my camera. Now I can keep one in the home studio and one in my gear bag. He also bought a knock-off Pocket Wizard. So far it works. The only bad thing was we discovered my good Vivitar flash had been sitting on the shelf for a couple of years with a pair of batteries in it. Ouch. Normally I'm pretty careful about that sort of thing. The remotes work, however. I may order some more. Now I can use my light kit that's been languishing in the garage for ages.

If I start taking strobes out into the field I'll probably buy some better remote gear, but for fourteen bucks or so, I can't beat the price and they should hold up indoors just fine.

March also means the annual escrow statement from the mortgage company. Thanks to a tax relief bill that went through our state legislature last year, we got a refund check on our escrow. The payments will also go down a bit. Can't argue with that. That's going into savings, pronto.

Well, that kept me away from doing the bills for a while. No more procrastination - at least for 20 minutes until the dryer finishes.


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3/17/2008 2:30:43 PM
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