I’m glad I picked up the phone last night. Usually the ringer on our house phone is turned off because we never use it anyways. When my son was an infant we made the habit of keeping the house phone’s ringer turned off so as not to wake our sleeping angel who was easily awakened by loud obnoxious noises such as the trilling of a phone. Besides, everyone that’s important knows to call our cellphones and it’s not like we were missing any significant calls. Our home phone had become the junk mail folder in our email—littered with spam and telemarketers.