Sunday, November 29, 2009
Fran and I immediately began electronic CBPR (circuit board). We removed the batteries and swung it around in turns, to (hopefully) remove as much water as possible. Then we left it upside down, checking it periodically to see if it was operative. It would work and then do weird things on it's own. So we'd have to turn it to the movie and then bury it under a pillow to keep it from going through random channels. As the evening went on it's behavior became more erratic and then finally ceased altogether.
Before heading to bed, I put the remote in a baggie with a moisture reducing packet that came with my hearing aides. By morning it was still exhibiting spotty and inappropriate behavior. Jonathon and I had come to the same idea (with different ingredients) at the same time. He was thinking we should bury it in a bag of rice and I wanted to put the remote in a bag of coarse salt. He voiced concern over the salt getting into the electronics, "how about we put it in a sock??", I suggested. He gave me a 'you're silly' smile and went back to Fran in the living room.
Several hours later I removed the remote from the salt and sock, replaced the batteries and gave it a test run. Yahoo! All is right with the world! Once again we can use it and complain "all these channels and still nothing to watch!". :>)