Sometimes I wonder what people think of me since I seem to have this super-klutz problem …
Last Friday was a pretty busy day for us. We had an appointment 40 miles away in the morning (2+ hours round trip) and then an event on base for dinner. This is not typical of our days, it’s usually pretty rough on us to have 2 really long appointments in one day and I’m going to blame Friday’s incident on that!
We got home from our appointment and I immediately got lunch together and once everyone had eaten, I put the baby to bed for her nap. I finished cleaning up the kitchen and happened to notice the powder room trash was full.
Note: You need to know I was wearing a zipped-up hoodie and my phone was in the pocket.
I got a new bag and bent over the toilet to pick up the trash can. It was that very instant that I heard a KER-PLUNK! Startled, I looked down to see my cell phone quickly sinking in the toilet.
With absolutely ZERO hesitation, I plunged my bare hand (an sleeve) into toilet water and snatched that baby out of there! I ran to the kitchen counter frantically trying to get the back of the case off so I could remove the battery and SIM card. I was a wreck, shaking from crazy amounts of adrenaline and slippery because my hands were wet. The entire time I’m thinking how dumb I am because this is the only phone I have -we don’t have a land line and Michael has his phone with him in Iraq. To make matters worse, we are moving overseas in a few months and it would be even dumber if I had to buy a new phone and then have no use for it once we move.
Finally calming myself enough to think, I dried my hands and was able to get the cover off.
Then I remembered having read several places online about what to do if your electronic device gets submerged in water.
Saturday afternoon, with much anxiety, I removed all of the pieces from the rice, cleaned it up and put it back together. I then said a prayer that it would function properly and tried to power it on.
Much to my surprise, it turned on and it works perfectly! I am so thankful.
This post is linked to Friday Fails.