And in other news, my phone saga keeps on giving! Our long-standing number was successfully transferred to the new house after much gnashing and wailing; sometime last week we noted with surprise that our answering machine appeared to have ceased picking up. Calls to the number were not picked up in test calls, and tonight I finally had the bright idea of calling the number while looking at the phone. No ring – but a busy signal!

To my aggravation, when I picked up the phone to call my cell, the number that registered on caller ID was some number I had never seen or heard of. Qwest verified with me on the phone that this was some sort of error and will investigate. Argh.