I was able to get my camera replaced. If you remember, my wonderful husband gave me a new one for my birthday. Two weeks after that I took it to Ohio for my family reunion. About an hour into it, it stopped working. Completely stopped. My cousin, Holly, had that particular model for a couple years and took a look at it. I assumed I had done something to it. No, she said, it is just broken. I took it back to Best Buy and they replaced it with no problem.
So, I'm back to taking tons of pictures of the kids, dogs and yard. I'm learning about the camera and about editing as well. While I'm learning about the more advanced programs like paint.net and gimp, I'm using a simple one for day to day editing.
Earlier in the week, we had a nice rain storm and I had been looking at a lot of photography online and getting ideas about editing, subject matter, unusual methods as well as composition. There were several pictures out there of single drops of water. One had a reflection in it and another photo managed to catch one popping. It gave me the idea to take pictures of raindrops after our storm.