On the Phone Hook

My life has changed in a strange way since the wife was hospitalized. I am now on the ‘phone hook so to speak. I listen out for messages and even answer the ‘phone if it rings. Normally it is the wife who answers the ‘phone because who ever is calling will be speaking in French.

I even pick the ‘phone up from time to time to check for messages.

This is something I have not done for nearly three years.

It is weird just like everybody else I am beholden to a piece of silicon-based technology.

No wonder relaxation is not all that common.

I even know where the ‘phone is.

So, until a week ago I had not had a personal ‘phone call in three years.