Cell Phone, Deconstructed
Honestly, I was just trying to be helpful. I figured, "Hey! I know how I can help! Laundry needs to be done, so I'll start with the blue jeans..."
Of course, my wife doesn't own a waterproof cell phone, and I don't remember to check pockets, so my efforts to "help" ended up with a freshly washed cell phone smelling faintly like a clean breeze and water under the plastic cover for the display.
Knowing that electricity and water don't do very much good for the metal in the phone, I removed the battery immediately. The one thing I think I might have going for me is that we have one of those front-loading, water-saving clothes washers. They don't fully submerge clothes for very long, so I'm hoping that with a good drying out for a few days, the phone may be salvageable. Big ups to LG for making a very easy to disassemble phone.
I'm crossing my fingers, even though my wife is probably hoping for the worst.