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I don’t know what’s up with me and water lately, but I drowned both my cell phone and my electronic car key in the lake/creek in the past week. I thought I’d have to give up on both, lose my phone numbers and ordere a new and expensive key…but after I pulled out the phone and went back and found the keys a couple days later, I learned of a little drying out trick. It worked.

I put them both in a bowl of rice for 3 days. The rice pulled out the moisture and both things work perfectly. I feel pretty lucky and wanted to pass on the info.. Be patient and don’t try to use them too soon. It was worth being patient.

I also feel like I was given a get out of jail free pass since both incidences happened out of my own carelessness. Did I deserve the happy ending? I don’t know. But it made me think about all the many things (much bigger than car keys and phones) that I have to be grateful for.

There is a lot to think about and notice and reawaken this weekend as the New Moon ushers in the Summer Solstice. Be ready.

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  1. phyllisdiehl Says:

    i can’t believe it…rice did the trick….i will remember this…..your probably rushing too much. have a good weekend.

  2. Roger Hartsell Says:

    Ah, Rice. I think ancient cultures buried their dead with rice, as a dessicant, to dry out and preserve corpse. ( I just made that up).
    A large portion of the world’s poorest are nourished by rice, and not much else. Having been in Haiti, rice and beans was a staple, at every meal. The proportion of beans to rice was very low. More like a black bean gravy. In the orphanage there, the toddlers got maybe one medium sized bowl of rice/beans each day. Maybe some powdered milk, mixed with bad water. If really lucky. some peanut butter.
    Anderson Cooper, of CNN, interviewed Angelina Jolie last night about the plight of refugees, world-wide, with Pakistan being the new surge. A cup of rice. Life or death. Blessings.
    UNHCR takes donations to feed refugees world-wide.
    Family Health Ministries, in Chapel Hill, takes donations and sponsors medical and construction missions to Haiti.
    You won’t have to worry about car keys, or cell phones. No hot water. No drinking water, except what is trucked in. No reliable electricity.
    Go Haitian tonight, rice, black beans, a small piece of grilled tilapia, and fried plaintain.
    Thanks for listening to my rant of love.

    Roger Hartsell

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