Tuesday, July 29, 2008

We Did It!

No, not THAT "it." This is a family blog! I have kids looking over my shoulder all the time!

BTW, my twins came home last night. They've been in Nebraska for 15 days. I missed them so much, but at least they could call me, unlike when they just go stay at their dad's. They can't call me from there because their step-mom won't let them take their cell phones. Their grandmother (his mom) didn't mind. The story of getting them home is another post altogether. But I'm sure glad they're home safe and sound.

So, speaking of cell phones, the whole point of my post (remember, I forget! tee hee) is we GOT RID OF OUR LAND LINE. I've been struggling with the decision for a couple of months since my husband first mentioned it.

I had to face facts, though. No one we really wanted to talk to ever called the land line! And we are saving $50 a month. Yes, that's how much it costs to have a phone here, and that's just a regular phone line with call waiting.

How will we ever communicate now? Well, in a household of six - where all six of us have cell phones, [and a great family plan from Verizon that includes a discount through my husband's employer], we'll do just fine without it. It's actually kind of freeing. I can conveniently leave my phone upstairs while I'm on the computer downstairs, and ... no interruptions! No, I would never do that! {chuckle}

And yes, it's necessary for all of us to have cell phones. It is the 21st century, after all. Besides, with both of us working, the 19 year old moving back here from college (and finally working and enrolling in community college), the 15 year old involved in Color Guard, the 12 year old (twins) involved in sports, band, scouts, etc. It's the only way we can keep up with each other!

So, goodbye land line. Hello $50 a month! We'll have to use it on gas now!


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  2. Thanks for comment back! =)

    I don't have a land line and I'm sooooooooooooooooooo fine with that!

    What part of H-Town are you from? Have you always lived here? I have! Texas born and bread! I leave near the Kingwood/Humble area!

  3. When 911 happened here in NY the only phones that were working were land lines. All mobile service went down... I think I have to keep my land line. :)

  4. I haven't had a land line since 2004 and I haven't missed it one bit nor have I ever wished that I had my land line back.

  5. We dropped our land line a few years ago too and haven't seemed to miss it.

    We have three cell phones between the four of us (four if you count the five year olds fisher price phone - heh-heh). And of course there is always email and twitter!

    ♥ Melissa~
    Pink Paper Peppermints

  6. we plan on doing the same thing in a few years. Our kids are still a little young for cell phones but once they get them, that phone line is OUTTA HERE!

  7. I have been thinking about doing the same thing. congrats.

  8. We've been thinking about doing the same thing, but 911 is an issue here too, so we keep dragging our feet.

  9. We got rid of your landline a few years ago and I LOVE IT! No more telemarketers! It's the best! :)

  10. We thought about it too, but right now it is not workable because of our credit, but I am sure that it will happen in the near future. More and more people are giving up landline phones.

  11. I think it's very cool that you are a D2 in Texas as well! Small world! :)

    We are actually thinking of getting rid of our landline too. Like ya'll, no one we want to talk to calls us on it. We have a lot of out of town family and even the in town peeps call us on our cells.


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