Today Nancy called me on my cellphone and told me that our land-line phone was dead — no dial tone. (She called from her cell phone) I got a little bit worried because I ran my own phone lines so if there is a problem with the phones I can’t just call the warranty department – I am the warranty department. When I got home from work the phones were still dead. Nancy went over to the neighbors and there phones were dead as well which gave me a nice sense of relief that it wasn’t a problem with only my phones.
I called Qwest and they said that someone had cut a line near our street. The Qwest guy said the phones would be out for up to 24 hours and offered to forward all our calls to me cell. I told him “No thanks, we can be phoneless for 24 hours”. Sure enough, when I walked down the street, there was a Qwest truck and some workers.
If you tried to call us and couldn’t get through – now you know why. Oh well, things could be worse. Someone could have cut the line on my street and the Qwest guys could be uprooting my yard and mailbox.