Monday, December 25, 2006
The Dead Has Risen
Well, this is strange. Not, perhaps, Twilight Zone strange, but strange nonetheless. My phone's been dead since Saturday -- no dial tone, no calls in, no calls out. Nada. Dead as a doornail. People who had tried calling said the phone just rang and rang, although it never physically rang here.
Yesterday, it actually did ring a couple of times. When I'd pick up, there was nothing there but loud, weird static. And still no dial tone. Consequently, we quit bothering to pick it up.
Then tonight, it rang again. And once again, I ignored it -- until the answering machine picked up (which it hasn't done since Saturday) and I heard the voice of a friend of mine beginning to leave a message. I picked up the phone and, sure enough, she was on the line and we were able to have a conversation. Experimenting afterwards, I plugged each phone in the house back in and each one had a dial tone. This is so bizarre! For some inexplicable reason, my phone line just resurrected itself out of the blue. I'm not complaining, but I am completely stupefied.
The spontaneous regeneration of phone service necessitated a call to the phone company to cancel tomorrow's service call. They couldn't explain it, either.