Thankfully I'm Not In Charge of the Electronic Voting in FL
We have two phone lines in this house, one business and one personal. My answering machine broke, so I had to buy another ASAP, as that bit of volunteer work I do for the American Cancer Society requires a few people to call me to RSVP for something...beginning tomorrow.
I bought a new machine and even though my husband was beat when he finally got home from work at 9PM, he set it up for me. He was frustrated, it’s a dark cramped corner where the machine is kept, it’s a pain in the neck to get to the phone cords and he just was not thinking clearly, so I sat down and got the message set and set the date and time. But I simply could not get it to answer a call.
Today is the day the rubber meets the road. Invitations are out and my answering machine is still not working. I sat down realizing I am going to devote an hour to this if I had to, to make this damn machine work. People start calling TOMORROW!
The key is, we want both lines functional, we have a two line phone, with a splitter, but we only want the machine to pick up on our personal line.
I’m playing with the cords, figuring he must’ve gotten the cords miswired (which is surprising since he’s a big electronics kinda guy), going over the feeds and the schematic they gave me with the example of a 1 line phone into this machine. Ten minutes go by as I’m switching things around, and I take a deep breath, look down and see a button on the machine that says, “On/Off”. Hmm. I hit “On” and it works.
It’s amazing how things work right when you actually TURN THEM ON!!! GRR!!
Anyway. Life is good.