Two steps closer

Today is very exciting for me.  UPS will deliver my new Canon EOS Rebel T6i Digital SLR Camera.  I’m sure purists will say it’s still an amateur camera compared to what the pros use, but who cares.  It’s still WAY better than anything I’ve had before.

I’m sure there will be a steep learning curve for me as I step into the world of photography, but it’s always been a goal of mine.  All the photos I’ve taken to date have been with point and shoot digital cameras of varying quality.  You just take hundreds of shots and then weed out the junk.

I have a Go Pro Hero 3 that is great at close up video.  You can take stills, but the fish eye lens is limited.  But with the Canon there’s much more to it.  I have been reading recently about the skills needed to take good pictures, and I have allot to learn!  But, like my mom, I never back down from hard work.  I will start posting new pics in the gallery if your interested.

I’ve also been working on my trailer to carry all my tools and other belongings.  When I purchase a sailboat in the future, I will need this to keep my tools safe and to have a place to sleep.

Cascadia Rooftop Tents

As I wrote about in an earlier post, I am buying a rooftop tent for the top of the trailer.  I will be adding 12 volt refrigeration, 2 deep cycle batteries and a solar panel.  It will be small, but it will provide all I need during the refit of the boat.  It’s all about sacrifice.  What are you willing to give up to get what you truly want?

Right now my focus is completing my trailer as we may be moving soon, and I may not have a place to do any major work at the next apartment. We will be giving up this pleasant rural environment most likely for a more urban setting.  It will place us closer to the rest of the family, and make it easier for them to visit.  Also, it makes it less costly for other services to come to the house and help so I can at least work part time.

Two steps closer

It’s not always easy to “Keep you eyes on the prize” so to speak.  With all I have to accomplish, and the daily demands of caring for my folks, it’s going to be a slow process, and I have years to go, but the end result will be a much happier life.  At least now, I’m two steps closer.

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