continuing to learn and moving forward

Last Update: December 29, 2013

Since I started a couple weeks ago in early December, its been lots of new learning for me and I love it. Little struggles here and there, but the community is incredible. Such awesome help :)

I am liking my niche of decreasing stress and even had a situation that was kind of ironic regarding my niche. Dropped my iphone in water. That's a stressful moment! I am sure many people have experienced this lovely event. I didn't just get it wet ...it was fully submerged. I grabbed it quickly but it wasn't looking too good. However...the good new is - the old rice trick works!. Just put your phone buried in rice (not cooked of course) in a container for 24 hours. its like magic - absorbs the water from your phone. My phone went on an accidental swim yesterday morning...I stuck it in rice and it works perfectly fine today. Amazing!!!

Maybe my next post on my site needs to be dealing with the stress of electronics and how to manage and prevent situation to prevent stress. Its called - always back things up and be more careful ...lol

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Crystal2010 Premium
I have used the rice trick several times
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hart48 Premium
Rice always works.
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success2010 Premium
Moving forward is hard but nothing worth anything is ever easy. Because of my health problems moving is hard but you can't sit around waiting for it to come to you, a little effort can go a long way. Keep going and things will start to go in your favor. Great blog!
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KaaM40 Premium
thank you for the message and compliment :)
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georama Premium
Very true. We do it here by keeping the mobile on terrace and Sun does the magic. Wish u luck in new year.
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talimont1 Premium
Simply amazing! Have to remember this for the future!

Ken
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Crystal2010 Premium
I know several people who used the rice trick and most of the time it worked
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freedomforus Premium
Phones? My wife is a CNA and in caring for a 90 yr old gentleman discovered smoke billowing from his kitchen. She discovered he had dropped his cell phone in the bath tub and had microwaved it too dry it out. When things calmed down she asked him "Did you learn anything?" He said "Yes, I did." My wife said "What." He responded "The next time I drop my phone in the tub and I dry it in the microwave...I won't leave the microwave on quite so long!!!" THX Larry
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SamTea Premium
That is great.
I don't even know if it is funny or sad, but unforgettable for sure.:)(:
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KaaM40 Premium
lol
thank for sharing. :)
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Jackiex4 Premium
I've never heard of this. Thanks
Jackie
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KaaM40 Premium
Your welcome :)
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pshan1 Premium
I tipped my iPad into the tub one day, grabbed for it just a second too late and it was half way in. I quickly prepared a bed of rice and kept it in for two days. No it didn't work, but I am thankful it does seem to work on phones.
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KaaM40 Premium
Sorry to hear it did not work on your ipad. I wonder if it is cause its a bigger device. I was pretty skeptical of it working for my iphone but nicely surprised when it did :)
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tommydillard Premium
Nice to know this trick now thanks
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KaaM40 Premium
Your welcome :)
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Trialynn Premium
Glad your phone survived! I knew of the rice trick, but have never had to put it to the test.
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KaaM40 Premium
Same here. I had heard people using it before and then my friend reminded me and insisted it was going to work. It was my first time trying it. I have to admit I was doubtful cause the phone was really in malfunction mode. Pretty amazing :)
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SamTea Premium
Well, that is something new for me, or, maybe, very forgotten.
I had something similar with pager, but phone and rice!
Thank you for sharing!:)
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KaaM40 Premium
thank you for the comment and you are welcome :)
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Gordi Premium
or, maybe even, how to fix "wet" accidents!!! I will keep this tip for future reference
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KaaM40 Premium
yes... good idea. hopefully you never have to use the tip :)
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yessharon Premium
I like your story about the rice. It would make a nice blog for your site. I think we would all be stressed if we lost our phones or thought that we damaged them by dropping them in water. I'm sure you used the internet to look for a solution. Thank goodness someone took the time to write an article on how to solve that problem.
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KaaM40 Premium
The advice was through a friend but I think it is massively posted through the internet also :) Yes, the stress is that most of us rely on our phones for a lot. I know I had everything I do in my calendar, many important things in notepad and lots. Its so nice to have it all at your finger tips, but its also having all your eggs in one basket if you don't also have a second copy of it stored somewhere else. :)
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mikejennings Premium
nice blog.... have actually recommended the rice remedy it does work ....what a stress relief in itself
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KaaM40 Premium
thanks for the comment :)
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IslandMike Premium
You can always blog about that with the drying in mind -- 394 people a month search for "dropped my iPhone in water", 1050 people a month search for "dry out iPhone", 252 search for "dry out your iPhone", 80 search for "dry out with rice" -- admittedly looking to repair is not your niche but you never know they might still appreciate the stress advise, and you can tell them the rice method! Definitely gives you something to write about that is stress related!
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KaaM40 Premium
Yes...I bet that is a high number of people searching for that specific question. Yes.. I will have to see about writing that up with keeping the focus on my niche of how to alleviate stress when such events happen :)
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msdj8163 Premium
Great post. My IPhone fell in a wet sink but functioned fine. My ex was not so fortunate, his went for a swim in a lake. No salvaging the phone. Thanks for sharing. Debbie
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KaaM40 Premium
Debbie,
Thanks for the compliment and message. glad your phone made it through :)
Karen
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dmag99 Premium
phones
water impresses
seeping urgent need
grasped, yet not held
into rice, healing flows.

Thank You Bad Haiku!

Dave
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KaaM40 Premium
Dave,
Thank you for the Haiku message :)
Karen
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Melh1015 Premium
Good job taking care of it quickly with the rice trick, Karen! That would totally stress me out...lol...Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
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KaaM40 Premium
Thank you:) and I had a wonderful Christmas ...especially since I don't have to buy a new phone now..lol :)
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Thorhallur Premium
Thank you for sharing this trick. One never knows when it come in handy.
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KaaM40 Premium
yes ... I am hoping I do not have to use that trick again. No more accidental swimming for my iphone - I hope :)
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Mark Tait Premium
Haha Karen - I once got handed a phone by a colleague who said they'd dropped it in water - I had a quick check as you do, and recommended the rice fix. It was only afterwards they let me know they'd actually dropped it down the toilet!!!!

Anti-bacterial hand-wash is now close by :)

All the best, Mark
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KaaM40 Premium
Mark
Thanks for sharing..... that is a lesson learned to ask what body of water they dropped it in..lol
- luckily mine was in the bath tub. I guess it could have been worse.
Karen
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parkwriter Premium
So glad that the rice trick rescued your phone! I know it worked with my Fitbit after a run-through in the washer. I think the stress of dealing with electronics is a great post idea. So many people will be able to relate.
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KaaM40 Premium
Thank you for your comment :) wow - through the washer ...that's impressive that it still worked. nice. :)
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