We decided that since she is barely 7 years old, we would not tell her about it this time, because she would be absolutely devistated if she knew about it. She's just so precious and thoughtful. (I had to put that in. Sorry.) There will be plenty of time to make sure that she learns lessons about responsibility, etc., but in the future. She has been completely forgiven, as I can always purchase another iPad or use Apple's replacement option. Anyway, we did not try to turn it on, but, instead, completely covered it in rice in a sealed cake pan with a tight fitting lid for about 6 full days. It had a Otterbox defender cover on it, but we felt that it might still be wet due to the length of time it was left outside. You know that, since we live in West Texas, we are certainly not used to snow and we got several inches at our home. Heck, lately we haven't been used to getting any rain since we are in what they call an exceptional drought. However, after the snow, it warmed up to a little above freezing and we had several days of drizzle. Enough rambling, and after we removed the iPad from the rice, I shook it close to my ear and couldn't hear any water inside. Does anyone have any idea about when we could connect it to the charger in order to eventually turn it on. Thanks for putting up with my rambling. I appreciate your input very much.