Thursday, April 01, 2010

Land lines

I know that telephones are rapidly becoming anachronisms in this day of cell phones and other types of communication. Three of our grown children prefer to rely on cellphones and do not have telephones in their homes.

When our house was built in 1876, I'm sure it did not have a telephone. Later they probably had one - and only one. When the downstairs was remodeled in 2000 they added several more phone jacks downstairs, but there were none upstairs. If the telephone rings and you're upstairs, you can forget about answering it in time.

Tomorrow the phone company will install two telephone jacks upstairs: one on the landing at the front of the house, and one in the current playroom at the back of the house. This will bring us up to the 20th century in terms of convenience!

The 21st century will have to wait.



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