My cell phone just took a very long swim in the pool.
The kids and I have been at a friend’s house and they wanted to go swimming. This isn’t a problem, but with my three kids and her four kids, all aged under 6, and only one real swimmer, it took two moms keeping an eagle eye on them to make sure they were safe.
We had two little boys that thought there were invincible so one of us had them by the shirts the whole time. At one point my middle daughter thought she might be able to float without the benefit of floaties so she took a bit of a dive and my friend splashed out to get her, so she was pretty wet. And then her daughter took a plunge so I reached out to get her, getting myself pretty wet.
At this point we figured, well, we’re already wet, might as well enjoy the water, so we just stayed in the pool. Much easier to keep everyone safe, too! (we had been just standing on the steps).
It wasn’t until we got out of the water (after about 15 minutes) that I realised that my phone has been in my pocket the whole time. It was vibrating, shuddering its last bit of life out, and then it went still. And there was water inside the display. I think it’s probably dead.
I’ve got it submerged in a pot of dry rice which is what all the internets recommend. I’m most concerned about the SIM card of course because that’s got all my info on it.
I called Handsome to let him know that my phone is out of order and to call me on our landline if he needs me. His response, after laughing, was to say at the rate I’m going through phones (this is my second since we moved to America - the first got smashed on the bathroom floor) he’s going to buy me a tin can and string.
Of course with my luck I’ll accidentally recycle it!