Hey, hey, hey it’s Five Fact Friday!
Here are some bits and bites from the week…
1. Glorious. The weather has been just splendid this week. We’ve been outside as much as possible which has been good for everyone. I’m a bit terrified that we’re going to hit the 90s early this year, since we were well into the 80’s this week. Ah, well. We’ll enjoy the nice weather while we can!
2. Be still my heart. My heart caught in my throat a bit this week when I realized that Milo and Sophie are going to be separated more than they ever have been when Sophie starts full-day kindergarten next year. Milo will be in preschool for a few hours a few days a week next year, too. They are really just starting to be buddies. And I think it will be a rough adjustment for all of us.
3. Soggy Phone. So, my phone was submerged in water. Thankfully, my hand went in right after it, and, after a quick internet search, I tried a few things that helped it get back to functioning. Seriously. In case you ever wonder:
- Step 1: Dry off exterior the best you can. If possible, power off the phone immediately.
- Step 2: Remove SIM card, case, and anything else you know how to take apart and put back together.
- Step 3: Vacuum using a hose attachment for 5-10 minutes around any hole (the headphone jack, the charging port, etc.). NO heat! DO NOT blow dry the phone! My vacuum didn’t produce any heat in the hose air, so this worked really well.
- Step 4: Place the phone in rice, or–even better–DampRid. DampRid is available at hardware stores (we found ours at Home Depot). It’s designed to pull moisture out of the air. The container sizes vary, but I figured the $6-10 dollar investment on DampRid was better than the hundreds of dollars it would take to replace the phone.
- Step 5: Leave phone in DampRid for 12-24 hours minimum, up to 2-3 days. My phone could power back on after 12 hours, but I left it in longer to be safe. There was a small halo in the display lighting for a day, but by 36 hours after The Incident, all my functionality was back to normal. It seems to be intact for now. I don’t know whether to hope this will be a long-term solution, but I’m really hoping it lasts a while longer.
- (Disclaimer: I’m not a professional. And my phone wasn’t in the water for more than a few seconds. And I don’t know anything about anything.)
4. My name is Emily. And I may be a little bit of an addict. Living sans phone even for such a short time was an embarrassing reminder of just how much I check in with my phone. Whether it was to look up a calendar date, check social media, respond to a text or email, or any of the apps I use for my FitBit, meditation, podcasts, etc. I found myself phantom reaching for it all day long. I need to get better about this.
5. Love Day. We beat the restaurant rush by going out last night and plan on spending the weekend outside, relaxing together, and enjoying some serious chocolate cake with the best (vegan!) chocolate frosting ever. I’m grateful to be surrounded by my three people this weekend and hope that whether it’s romantic or not, you all feel loved and safe this weekend.
Happy Weekend, dear reader!
Wishing you every good thing!