Repaired, but an expensive row by rhoing

Repaired, but an expensive row

My repairs have been completed, so I took this shell out for its first row in almost two years. The repairs seemed to hold and it felt good to go faster.

After about two miles, I had an unbalanced stroke and flipped; into the water I went. Long story short,
» I lost my Clic reading glasses to the bottom of the lake;
» my phone was swimming in water in its ostensibly “waterproof” pouch;
» I forgot this P&S camera is not submersible, so it’s probably non-functional now, too.
The longer story involves a slightly panicked moment; see my comment in the section below.

So replacement glasses had to be ordered and the phone and camera have gone into a zip-lock bag with all the accumulated packets of desiccant I have been setting aside for several years for exactly this contingency.

Update: No go. After 48 hours in the zip-lock bag, neither device would power up. New phone ordered and back-ordered. It'll be about 2½–3 weeks before the new phone will ship. As for a replacement P&S, this is a wait-and-see repurchase. If the new phone has a decent camera, maybe I can be down to two photo-snapping devices instead of three.

Looking back
1 year ago: “Skyway bridges from a Skyway bridge”
2 years ago: “22nd species this year”
3 years ago: “Portland, OR”
4 years ago: “Seeing ‘Sully’”
5 years ago: “Closing up the ‘patient’” (first major repair)
6 years ago: “Garage project update: Almost ‘inside’”
7 years ago: “Bidding adieu…”
8 years ago: “Goldenrod Soldier Beetle”
9 years ago: “Layers III”

[ IMG_0933SOOC100x75tm :: P&S ]
Oh my goodness, talking about having a bad day.. yikes.
September 14th, 2020  
So sorry, Thom. Maybe things will improve soon.
September 14th, 2020  
Oh ouch!
September 15th, 2020  
It’s an expensive ride... sad for all you’ve lost but you are safe and that the most important !
September 15th, 2020  
@cocobella Indeed. There *was* a scary moment when I was underwater and couldn't get my feet out of the shoes... But all ended okay and I won't tie the shoes as tightly whenever "next time" comes.
September 15th, 2020  
Oh my. Glad you are okay, though.
September 15th, 2020  
@danette Thanks, Danette!
September 15th, 2020  
@dutchothotmailcom @marlboromaam It was a humbling experience, but in the end, Life is Good! I still have my health, my soul mate of almost 41 years and grandchild #2 is due any time in the next month. :)
September 15th, 2020  
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