Sunday, July 16, 2006

Phone-ics 101

Fortunately, my husband is a smart, rational man. Had I been on the other side of the phone--the one calling and not getting an answer when the other person should have been there I would have assumed that a freak tsunami had come inland and dragged my family to the depths of the Pacific. Like I said...Bill is rational. Something I am not. He called back an hour later.


One of the great things about Bill being in Japan this time instead of Iraq other than insurgents, 120 degree heat, sand storms and lit oil wells is the fact that there's no time delays on the phone. Before, we'd have to pause or say 'over' (ok not really) to indicate that our speaking portion was done and the other person could talk or you just hear yourself talking over what the other person said five seconds earlier. Another good thing about Japan is that Costco sells the phone cards needed there whereas they didn't sell the brand needed in Iraq. Wouldn't you know it, we still had "Iraqi" phone cards left from last time and now I need to go get new ones. People who know and love me know how much I hate going to Costco. Really. Uh huh. Hate it so much that I purposefully will not get something I know I'll be out of within a couple of weeks so that I have an excuse to go back.

As for the phone...I have a cordless. I have a cell. He called both. For some odd reason, the company that we use for our cable/internet/phone has a voicemail option which we use for my other other other business which is sort of on the backburner now (the business, not the phone company) but causes the phone to ring the four times from the caller's side but only three on my side...and the cordless only picks up two of those rings. If I don't make a mad dash to the phone, that person is sucked into voicemail limbo. Oh, and the cell was in my purse. In the car. In the garage. Downstairs. I was upstairs. In the house. With my banshee children.

But now we have a plan. I know when he's going to try and call next so I won't have to sleep with my phone under my pillow. I wouldn't want to mistakenly answer my pistol when the phone rings.

Kidding. I keep the pistol under Trey's pillow.


Judy said...

Our cordless does that too - it is like it takes it a ring or two to pick up the signal...drives me nuts.

My cell stays in the car, too - drives Scott crazy when he is trying to reach me.

Glad you guys are getting the phone sex stuff set up - that's important you know.


Okay, maybe not. No, I AM kidding, unless you that's really what is going on - LOL.

Bill said...

That would explain why I couldn't find the pistol when I was packing.

Love you!

Raggedy said...

I am so glad he called back..
Good post..
Where your cell phone was had me laughing....
I am enjoying my visits here.
Take care
Have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) meow hugs
(")_ (")Š from da Raggedy one

Raggedy said...

Just me again.. You haven't posted so I just thought I would drop by and comment again here.
Hang in there sweetie..Try and stay busy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) meow hugs
(")_ (")Š from da Raggedy one