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Old 06-21-2016, 09:55 PM   #25751
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Dang. I'm beat...I dropped my Kindle in the deep end of the pool, right by the drain. Took me over an hour of diving down, poking and dragging the Kindle with the skimmer net, only to have it sucked back into the drain. When I dove down, I couldn't see it, even though our pool is nice and clear. I probably should have gone home and gotten my mask...
"Let it be a challenge to you." That was a favorite phrase of one of my grade school teacher-nuns. I wanted to choke her with those words every time she said it to me! It sounds like you rose to the occasion. If you resurrect the tablet and can use it at the pool again, you might want to clip a bungee cord to the tablet and secure the other end of the cord to your floaty thing.
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Old 06-21-2016, 10:19 PM   #25752
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"Let it be a challenge to you." That was a favorite phrase of one of my grade school teacher-nuns. I wanted to choke her with those words every time she said it to me! It sounds like you rose to the occasion. If you resurrect the tablet and can use it at the pool again, you might want to clip a bungee cord to the tablet and secure the other end of the cord to your floaty thing.

Indeed. My floaty thing has some very nice clips, and I have some old bungee cords in the car. Jeez this was frustrating.

I'm letting the Kindle dry now, but I have a feeling it's dead. RIP, Kindle.
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Old 06-21-2016, 10:50 PM   #25753
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Indeed. My floaty thing has some very nice clips, and I have some old bungee cords in the car. Jeez this was frustrating.

I'm letting the Kindle dry now, but I have a feeling it's dead. RIP, Kindle.
Have you put it in a closed container with raw rice? It worked for me for two different smart phones.
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The lady who retrieved it for me suggested that. All I have is brown rice. Do you think that will work?
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Old 06-21-2016, 11:02 PM   #25755
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The lady who retrieved it for me suggested that. All I have is brown rice. Do you think that will work?
Yup, that's what I used. Just be careful not to get rice into any openings.
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Old 06-21-2016, 11:12 PM   #25756
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Well, I dumped some into a gallon ziplock along with the Kindle. It may have gotten into some of the orifices...

I think it might be dead. I will try to ressurect it tomorrow.
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Gee Dawg, couldn't you think of a better way to spend your afternoon?
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Old 06-21-2016, 11:53 PM   #25758
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What are you doing?

I know! I used to swim competitivly too. I'm angry with myself that I couldn't get the damn thing.

I did get a great tan though.
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Oh, sorry to hear about your Kindle, Dawg! I sure hope it can be resurrected. Dang.

What am I doing? Relaxing. It's a little after 9PM now and I'm recuperating from a day spent with 3 of the grandkids - summer vacation and all - I love them all to pieces and I so enjoy seeing the granddaughters that I only get to see a couple of times a year. They're 11 and 15, and such nice girls - we had a great day but I'm ready to kick back and chill.

I've been going through a hundred or so pics of my trip up to NoCal and organizing them into folders. Whew.
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I'm making Mexican pickles with some of the zucchini and jalapeņo pepper from the garden, as well as a store-bought red onion. It will go with dinner tonight - shredded chicken tacos, aka pollo tinga.
Looks wonderful, GG. Such abundant veggies you have from your garden, and so colorful!
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