Monday, March 17, 2008

Rage Against The Machine

Our phones finally died. If for some reason you tried to call me on our land line Friday through Sunday and it rang and rang with no machine picking up, that's because we've been trying to limp along with dying (or possessed) phones for the last year and a half. Friday they gave up the ghost. Or maybe the ghost left because our house is too chaotic and it needed some peace and quiet. Either way, we no longer have to deal with the random beeping of it trying to recharge when the battery is already full, or the upstairs ringer turning on and off on its own. But we now have to buy new phones. This is a big decision! So many options. So many styles. So expensive. Nate is in Denver, so I'll have to wait on making a decision until he gets back. After all, I would want him to do the same for me. We must agree on our phone choice. Like wall color. Or a new car. It's written somewhere in the marriage agreement.

In the meantime, I'm very thankful for a friend's corded phone. But it's so weird to have to set the receiver down to go fix the TV for the kids (yes, that's been on the fritz for a few years, too) or answer the door or, well, do anything. No more folding laundry or emptying the dishwasher while making doctors appointments or arranging carpools. At least not this week. And no answering machine for now... which is actually kind of nice. Ha!

Thinking back, a friend bought these same phones around the same time as us, nearly five years ago. They discovered it was possessed and replaced it quite a while back. Maybe we should have followed suit.
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Lalena said...

My phone is on it's way out too - Enjoy!

amber joy said...

really?! We bought the same phones? I so don't remember this....

Angela said...

I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I fixed the link!!! You and Susie are right by each other in my bookmarks, so I accidentally put your URL instead of hers. =^)

Jeremy said...

What is a home phone? ...is that like an 8 track, or beta max?

Thany said...

Our phones haven't been good and so we went to Price Club and picked up new ones. We HATED them and took them back two days later. It stresses me out to think of getting new ones! Good luck to you, friend.

The Adventure said...

How funny, I just hooked up new phones today. I was so tired of picking up a dead phone...Justin was able to pick ours out before he left...good luck!!

Brandi said...

I understand....we just replaced our phones about six months ago...but we changed our entire service and everything...going with vonage was a great choice, they even provdided 'special' phones that work great.

Now my cell phone dies after only about 20 minutes after being taken off of the charger...time to replace that. This year I hope to not have to return it at all, unlike last time, I went through six phones...before finding my mate.

Ati2ude said...

Just replaced both of mine as well. Guess that explains why you didn't call me back - lost your address. I'd go with Panasonic btw...Hmmm...theme of the year: 2008 - YEAR OF THE PHONE

*emmy said...

Hey, I think I was one of those people who tried calling your home phone and you are right! There was no answering maching to pick up. Good luck on finding your new phone.