We haven’t had a land line since June 28.
And not by choice.
Lightning struck our block that day and wiped out water lines, phone lines, and internet routers/modems.
It’s been an expensive two weeks.
We are thinking of nixing the land line all together.
I posted my thoughts on Facebook last night and got some interesting info:
*some keep a dial tone for emergency use (911) or alarm systems
*most everyone who posted did away with their land line several years ago
*you can still dial 911 without service (this one currently does not apply to us because our line is FRIED and that would require the $200+ service fee we have been trying to avoid)
*alarm systems can be updated to wireless so your cell number can be used
* you can register your cell phone number on smart911 for emergency use
But, for me, what it boils down to is this:
That phone number has been our identity since we became engaged.
It was the first thing we shared.
It’s as if my best friend is moving away from me.
It’s hard to just “cut it off”.