It's the end of an era. Today starts a brave new world for me... the change of my life, completely. It's going to be a difficult adjustment, just changing from the way things were to now.
My parents got rid of their land-line.
It makes sense. It's expensive and under-used (except for those rotten telemarketers and survey-takers.) Land-lines are an obsolete technology. Heck, I can never catch them at home, anyway, so I am usually calling their cellphones. But getting rid of the landline... that's kind of hitting me wrong. I am really having a weird feeling about this -- a feeling I wasn't anticipating at the announcement of this change.
It's the first phone number I ever memorized, and it was almost like my name through my teen years. So many memorable phone conversations have happened through that number. So many people I love who are gone have dialed those digits in the past. It's such a weird thing knowing that 3049495453 will be no more. It's almost like if they sold the home I grew up in and moved away... it's that weird to me. And yet, I'll get through this. Somehow.