Valerie is a 42-year-old, single, Reformed Christian lady who lives in Baltimore. She doesn't remember a time
before she knew and loved Jesus, but she does remember accepting John Calvin into her heart in March of 2000.
Valerie is a member of Christ Reformed Evangelical Church in Annapolis.
Though her career aspiration is to be a housewife, Valerie has not yet found anyone suitable who wishes to hire
her for employment in that field (or, more properly, anyone suitable has not found her), so in the meantime she
earns her daily bread working in communications -- editing, writing, print design and website management.
One More Thing That'll Be Better If I Move
I won't have to pay long-distance rates to talk to every household in the congregation except one.
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 9:34 PM
On July 26, 2007 10:13 PMpentamomwrote... If you're not using dialup for Internet access, you might consider going cellular and ditching the landline phone in the meantime. (I can't believe this is ME saying this. I'm generally anti-cell-only, but in a one-person household, it's rather different.) If you are calling a large number of people long distance frequently, it doesn't take long before a plan with a good number of included minutes starts looking pretty good. If you're able to hook up with them on one of those plans where it's free to people with the same provider, you're really in good shape.
On July 27, 2007 7:25 AMdawnwrote... Penta, you're anti cell-only? Why for? Jason and I have had cell only for 3 years now, and love it! The only time I have to worry is when we have a babysitter who doesn't have her own, then I just leave mine (and we rarely get a babysitter!)
I suppose having teenagers could make that more difficult.
(We went this route because Verizon ... evil company that they are ... couldn't get our line hooked up for almost a month after we moved in, despite having made the order in plenty of time.)
On July 27, 2007 10:14 AMpentamomwrote... Dawn -- that's it. If you have a home containing several occupants in which any given resident may or may not be available to answer the phone, it seems to me that there should be a phone that serves the "home base," not merely one for each individual person. But when the household = one person, this isn't relevant.
Your babysitter issue illustrates this well. It's only an occasional problem for you, but as your household grows and has more different people who might need access to a telephone coming and going, it becomes more important.
Valerie -- oh, yeah, duh. You need a phone line for DSL. Boy do I feel stupid right about now. ;-)
I wonder if sometime phone companies are going to introduce data-only DSL lines bundled in with mobile service.
On July 27, 2007 10:19 PMdawnwrote... Penta, a lot of plans allow you to add a line for $10 a month or so, and I've read of people who have 1 extra phone for the "home base" or emergencies. It is something we'll have to deal with, but not for many, many years I think ;)
On July 28, 2007 5:01 PMThe BadgerMumwrote... We have a cell phone for making long distance calls and for use on the road, but in our house we have ONE telephone - a real one that plugs into the wall in the dining room. I still love the weight and feel of a real telephone that doesn't get hot or make my ears ring when I use it, that I can rest on my shoulder when I need my hands free, and that never wanders away from its place and has to be found when it begins to ring.