Tuesday, July 5, 2011

How to Clean a Cell Phone

When my husband comes home from work he leaves a trail throughout the house. His keys are abandoned in the front planter, his shoes are shoved in the corner of the entry way, one sock is dropped in the hall, the other sock is thrown in our room, and his dirty work clothes are left in a pile on the bathroom floor. This is all in addition to the drywall crumbs that he's left in his path so he can find his way back to wherever it was he came from.

Out of habit, picking up after two sloppy kids all day, I collected the evidence he left behind and put everything I found back where it belongs. If I didn't, I would get a question like, hey babe have you seen my keys? At 4 in the morning.

What didn't occur to me, is that his cell phone wasn't among the other items in his daily route.

"Hey Babe...have you seen my phone?" my husband asked.

"No, call it," I told him as I continued picking up after everyone.

"Maybe it's in my truck?" he scratched his head as he walked out of the front door.

No luck. It wasn't in his truck, the office, the kitchen, our room, or the planter.

"Where are my work pants?" he asked exiting the bathroom.

"Oh, no!" My eyes widened.

"What?" he questioned.

"I threw them in the wash," I admitted. "Twenty minutes ago."

Yup...it was a goner!


  1. I guess this is why they try selling us the added insurance. You bought it, right? LOL

  2. Oh dear, I hope this is a lesson for him :-)

  3. LOL! Now I don't feel so bad.
    Hey, saw you comment on Alex's site, and with a name like "raising marshmellows" I just HAD to come over and check it out.

    Glad I did! Automatic follow. You have a great wit and writing style.

    Best to you-

  4. Hehe, thanks for sharing! You live and learn. :) It's a nice excuse for a new phone, though.

  5. Cell phones and water don't mix! My wife washed a flashlight once. It still worked though!

  6. Oh the things I have washed.... but never a cell phone. Sounds like my husband though, when he gets home from work. I know where everything is, where he left it and if it got washed. ;)

  7. I've done that before, too. Even washed a pair of scissors before.

  8. Great post. Thanks for stopping by Sticks and Stepping Stones.

  9. Bye bye, phone!

    I once left four hundred dollars in my pants in the laundry. Fortunately money doesn't shred, and it dries up. Eventually.

  10. This reminds me so much of my husband - do you think it's a man thing?!!! Perhaps women pick up after their sons too much and it leaves them as grown men, unable to pick up for themselves, lol.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and following. Great to meet you through the blog hop. You have a lovely blog here.

    CJ xx

  11. Good morning! New follower from It's Almost Friday Blog Hop. That stinks about the phone, I've done that countless times with my son's stuff, phones, MP3 players, wallets. Empty your pockets guys!! Drop on by and see me if you get the chance, thanks!


  12. I have definitely done that before! A few weeks ago, I could have posted how to wash an ink pen and ruin all of your favorite clothes! Visiting and now following via Thursday Cup of Joe Hop...hop over to my blog and follow back if you like! http://mom4realky.blogspot.com

  13. I did that to one my husbands old cell phones, he was not happy :) New follower from the cup of joe hop, have a great evening. You can find me at

  14. Oops! Crayons in my girls' pockets usually end up in my wash!

  15. Hate to admit it but I'm guilty too....you are not alone!

    I can't wait to find the story the explains the bubble wrap! You are adorable!

    Lucy is out hopping. Come on by when you get a chance Closer to Lucy

  16. Hi! I hope you had insurance on that phone. I am a new follower from the Bee Friendly Friday Hop! Please check out my new blog http://aboutamom.com :)

  17. OMGoodness! So funny! I guess the baggy of rice wouldn't fix this one..

  18. Thanks for linking up with us on Cup of Joe Thursday hop. I've done the same thing with the cell phone.

  19. usually lip gloss from my girls
    following from cupofjoe