So as I was sitting here on the computer I realized that I hadn't charged my phone in a while and, instinctively, reached in my pocket to get it. Well it wasn't there...and it wasn't upstairs on my nighstand...and it wasn't on the charger. Last place I had it was...umm...in my old pants pocket that I'd just thrown in the washer.
So here I am running to the laundry room, draining the water out of the washer and finding my poor phone. Actually the screen was still lit up and it was vibrating.
I quick pulled the battery out and started drying it off.
As I'm drying it off with a towel that I grabbed, the inner-geek in me takes over and I run upstairs to get my mass collection of silica packets (I've been collecting these for quite some time actually, I have 3 gallon bags full and another partial one). So I get the silica packets, run downstairs, throw them in the microwave for 45 seconds (in a Tupperware bowl) and continue drying my phone.
Long and short it is now sitting on the counter in a sealed Tupperware bowl submerged in, around, and by silica packets with every possible screw, cover and removable anything that I could take off of it off.
Here's to seeing if it works tomorrow. Hopefully I'll have a nice Christmas surprise with a working phone.