Hazel had a dance dress rehearsal and recital this weekend.
At the dress rehearsal I somehow missed how much life was left on my battery and halfway through the event my camera battery died.
At the recital, as I was deleting non-working photos in an effort to make more room on my flash card, I checked the Format screen to see how much space was left on my card and accidentally reformatted the entire thing.
I didn't realize recovery was possible so after trying not to vomit on everyone's feet, I tried to get something, anything, from the night, which meant I shot over some of my best pictures. We got a few photos back, but none of Hazel on the stage. I did get this:
By the time it was all over, Hazel was finished with photos but she was not finished with dancing. The rain didn't stop her either. She danced all over the Kearns High School front lawn, parking lot and sidewalk.
I learned three lessons:
1. You can never go wrong with extra batteries and gadget memory.
2. Four bobby pins is not enough to make a bun and pin a hat on a five-year-old. It's possible but not ideal.
3. You can dance anywhere.