Thanks to those of you who wrote or commented yesterday with concern. I am FINE! When I said I had a tough couple of days, I was referring to an "expensive little incident".
On Mondays, I facilitate a group for middle school kids who have experienced trauma. As some of you know, I drink coffee, pretty constantly, all day. I never leave home without a travel cup. I have several, but this is the one I use most, because it has a very tight lid.
I left my group, and was in a hurry to speak to one student's mom when she picked him up. I had a lot to carry down a flight of stairs, two arms full. So I put my coffee cup in my purse. I THOUGHT I had snapped the lid shut. I spoke to the parent, went to my car, and left the parking lot. A block later, I stuck my hand in my purse to grab my cigarette case, and found it filled with coffee. My i-Phone was somewhere at the bottom...submerged. I fished it out, dried it on my pants, and then the screen went black.
I drove directly to the Apple store. They were packed. It was almost 5p.m., and their next available appointment was Tuesday at 1:00. I took the appointment time, but was lost without my phone!
I checked my status online for jury duty, and had to report Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.. I was there ALL day for jury selection, so I had to cancel my appointment at the Apple store. I rescheduled for 6:50 p.m.. The jury duty REALLY complicated the fact that I had no phone. I needed to cancel several hours of supervision with my interns, and several friends panicked when I couldn't be reached and wasn't answering calls or texts for 24 hours. I rushed home from the courthouse to see a 5:30 client, then made it to the Apple store at 6:45. They were an HOUR behind, and close at 8:00. At 7:45, I swapped my dead phone for a new one, and was once again connected. That little coffee spill cost me $160. Luckily, Brad had backed up my phone a few months ago, so I was able to restore my contact list, and all my apps!
Did I take my coffee cup this morning? You bet! I promise to use those little phone pockets in my purses from now on.
More on my jury duty experience tomorrow!