today we had to go out and downgrade our phone account to one even lower-tech dumb-phone for E., and an actual wireless landline. just call us dumb and dumber. mostly because we’re poor, and partly to find a phone that actually works like it’s supposed to when you need one. it’s like we’re regressing back to primitive times, just to be able to communicate. soon we’ll be using smoke signals. ironic and absurd, to have to resort to lower tech to get the job done, and afford it. anyway, that’s what’s happening.