Thursday, February 5, 2009
Drop the land line???
We have talked about dropping the land line. I want to, but we have young kids, and I like the idea of having the easy 911 and access on the regular phone. One day my elementary school daughter came home from school on the bus while I was in Africa, instead of staying at the after-school program, simply because she (and the school) forgot I was away. She had a key in her backpack, let herself in the house, and calmly called a neighbor a few blocks away. She announced that she was at home alone. The adult friend rushed over in a panic to take her home with her until dinnertime, when my husband got home from work. My daughter remained calm. What would she have done if there wasn't a phone to use? I'm not quite ready to offer a cell phone to my 2nd grader... On the other hand, I think she could have found another neighbor within closer walking distance to help out, but still... I know it was a freak event, but I do want to get rid of that land line. But is the money saved worth the worry? How does it work of you need to call 911? Does anyone know?