In the process of ridding our yard of a giant wasp nest, my husband cut away some pesky wires, which turned out to be the telephone cable into the house. What could have been a disaster was just a minor blip, since I just forwarded all calls to my cellphone. Three days later, the phone company is sending someone to fix this.
This is just one example of what can go wrong with home ownership, but this particular glitch causes a different line of thinking. How necessary is it for us to continue to pay for a landline? I realize that there is a generation of young adults who wouldn’t think of bothering with a landline, but that’s not us. I used to use honest-to-goodness, real, round dials on telephones that were anchored to the wall with wires. Giving up a landline feels like giving up Kleenex, something ingrained in home ownership.
Has anyone else gone through this dilemma? Speak now, or I’ll call you later when the landline is back in operation. Maybe.