Bienvenido, loyal reader! Please come along as Bruce and Mary travel to Pitillal, the city within a city, to have some repair work done. Provecho!
This, my friends, is our old Canon PowerShot camera. A Christmas gift from the kids 5 yrs ago, it has taken literally thousands of high quality pix. But recently the pix were starting to lack any consistent quality until finally they became consistently bad. Well, we figured it was probably just worn out and motivated by the shaming of a loyal follower we bused out to Office Depot and bought a brand new Fujifilm JZ100. Long story short: We thought that it was us, but no, this camera is either a very bad model or it is defective, we’re going to have it send it in. So, after a fair bit of time googling the PV forums…
I found this ad. I emailed Carlos describing our camera’s affliction and within minutes he emailed back telling me a simple cleaning of the gear drive for the focusing mechanism would do the trick and he quoted me 400P, about $32USD. And he gave me the simple directions to his shop: Two blocks directly behind Catedral San Miguel Arcangel in Pitillal. The following Saturday we bused to his shop. He put the camera to his ear and played with the auto focus and zoom and announced quite confidently that a cleaning of both drives would make our Canon como nuevo, like new, and he could have it done that day, but we opted to pick it up the following Monday. We gave him a 200P deposito and headed home.
It’s Monday and we’re back to pick up our Canon.
Upon entering Carlos’ shop, I steal a peek at his work table. It’s hard to imagine the depth of skill and knowledge it takes to make sense of this. But then again, Carlos has been at this for 19 years.This is the first pic taken with the repaired Canon. That’s Carlos, the Camera Whisperer, behind the counter. I am quite fond of our Canon and with Carlos on the scene that camera is going to last a long time. And if you’re reading this, Carlos, we did get an estucho, case, for it – you can see it in the first pic. It was dust and sand that Carlos cleaned from the drives.
We bus back to Old Town and find ourselves at Travieso’s, our current favorite Cantina and we are celebrating the rebirth of our old Canon. Following is a slide show of Old Town scenes and sights:
And we spot this VW Thing passing by us on Calle Insurgentes. Man, there are a lot of “Things” in Mexico, eh?
We’re in the patio at Las Cazuelas enjoying happy hour and the view.
An ornament above Calle Dieguez. We notice that compared to Merida, Yucatan, our previous home, Old Town is pretty sparsely decorated for Christmas.
And this, friends, is a vista all PVer’s know, Casa Isabel at sunset.
And resuming a new feature of this blog, please meet fellow SetFree follower, Gene. Gene hails from CO but has lived here full time for three years. He is an artist, go check out his work on display at Old Town Bistro on Basilio Badillo.
Thanks for visiting, gentle reader. Bruce and Mary apologize for previous less than stellar pix and hope that with their reborn Canon they can raise the bar a little. As usual, any and all comentarios are most welcome. Hasta proximo Domingo!