So long, caller ID.


Last week our phone {or should I say "phones" because we had 5!} died.  The main phone had a circuit blow {and it took with it the front porch light and several outlets in the front of the house, with it}.  I was upset with the inconvience and the fact that we weren't able to recieve calls but I moved past that in a day or two.  Especially with all the silence it afforded.

We had a COSTCO pack of phones with one main base and five handsets.  In theory it worked perfect in our house.  Many options for where to put the them and the assurance there would always be a phone at hand, when needed.  We have call waiting.  Caller ID and more phones then we could shake a stick at.

But, like I said, they died.  And I threw them away.
And bought a rotary phone {Sean loved the idea, as well}.

I've wanted one for several years, but didn't see the need and no real reason to make the purchase. This was the perfect excuse!

One main phone.  One phone for the entire house and it remains in the kitchen.  Bright and orangeish-red.  A boisterous ring that recalls the 1950's, happily.

I'm pretty jazzed about it and glad to do away with alerts that someone is calling.
Plus, without caller i.d, there will be a suprise on the end of each ring and I like that.
I know some people have nightmeres about that same thing, but not me.
I'm just happy to do away with several unnecessary phones and live a little in the past.

{I hope you each had a marvelous weekend and enjoyed each moment).


11 comments:

  1. oh my. i love this! we don't even have a home phone, just cell phones. but i love the simplicity of this. there's too much noise in our lives!

    we just cancelled our cable last week, and i love it.

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    1. I have often tried to talk Sean into cancelling cable. Alas, he would be without soccer and that just wouldn't do.

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    2. internet link ups for sports. can hook laptop right up to tv screen.

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  2. I had a phone like this in my bedroom in HS and college...I liked the retro vibe (plus cordless phones always seemed to die). The only thing I didn't like was when the loud ringer woke me up from a dead sleep! : )

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    1. You're right- that ringer is LOUD. I'm nervous about the middle of the night calls....

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    1. Let me know if you want the contact information for where I bought it!

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    2. The ETSY seller was "theohiopicker" and his name is Kevin. He was great to work with!
      Let me know if you get one-I would love to know!

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  4. The only person who calls me is named "unavailable" and his cousin "800 service". I love this idea.

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    1. Haha! SERIOUSLY!
      It's so wonderful, I love looking at it!

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