Yesterday was such a quiet, peaceful day around here, I thought at first maybe it was because the kids were back at school after a 3 day weekend, but it wasn't until last night when my cell phone rang and my 18 year old was screeeeeching about how come I haven't been answering the house phone all evening? I said, "Cuz it wasn't ringing?" she said, " Yes it has,I have been trying to reach you for the last three hours!!!" I said, "Not it hasn't" she said,"Yes it has!"...... Yes-No-Yes-No (This went on for about another minute, sometimes I just like to mess with them by having a conversation with them in the 'style' they use when trying to avoid a conversation with me, you know answers that don't really sound like answers and such.....I know....... I'm bad but it's nice to see them get frustrated once in awhile!!!) lol lol lol the whole time thinking why didn't she just call me on my cell phone after she couldn't reach me at the home number??? drama drama drama......Aurghhhhh!
So I pick the phone up off the receiver and low and behold the line was dead.....no dial tone.....so I call the house from my cell and the house phone didn't ring, even though the call was going through as dialed by my cell phone, but the call went into the voice mail system............Hmmmmmm better call the phone company...no wonder why the house was quiet! No annoying phone ringing off the hook for the kids!!!!! I call the phone company, notify them it's not working, they notify me it's a 24 hour wait for service possibly.....I don't care the phone is never for me anyway right??
Mid morning today.... still no service........Ahhhhhh! I could get use to this kinda quiet......Phone rings.......Drats!!! I let the recorder pick it up....(Yes! Not only do we have voice mail but the old fashioned answering machine too....God forbid we don't get a message around here......funny things is I am the only one who doesn't get the message on one of those rare occasions when the phone rings and it's actually for me.) So after the recorder stops I pick up the phone and again....no service.........hmmmmmm this is strange.......doorbell rings, Telephone man/boy is standing at my door....... "Hi Mam, blah blah blah from blah blah blah company, I just wanted to inform you your service is working again" I say,"No it's not" he says "Yes it is" I say, "nope! nope! nope!" and he says, "Yes it is Mam I fixed it" I say as I am handing him the cordless phone,"You hear a dial tone?" he says"Oh... it's not, we'll get it working for you right away Mam" I say, "Told ya sooooo!" thinking all the while this conversation is just like the kind I have with my kids but then again he was probably young enough to be my kid! lol Few hours later.........phone rings.....it's not for me.....leave a message...........quiet time is over..............sighhhhhhhh