Edited to add - all was well. You can read the outcome in part 2 here.
It is just before 9 am. Hubby - who I never call hubby in real life, just here on my blog! - has just called me. He had a message on his work voicemail at 9pm last night from the person that I refer to here on my blog as Man - who I never call that in real life either!
Now, Man had to deliberately phone this number. It is not programmed into his phone. So he made the call, waited for it to go through, listened to Hubby's voicemail message - which trust me seems to go on for ages..... yawn.... - and then hung up. Without saying anything.
You are thinking so what? Why is she telling us this.
Well, I didn't have anything else to share today! Let me tell you the real reason I am sharing it though.
This is just part of the random world which we now live in with Man. Man lives just under an hours drive away from us. Man has "decided" (probably too strong a word for someone whose mental grip on the world is not what it could be) that someone is telephoning him to sell him something all day long. So now he is no longer answering his telephone. He just leaves it to ring.
We have told him to answer it and then just hang up if it is a sales call. I have double checked and he is registered with the telephone preference service which is supposed to stop cold calls - and works very well for us by the way, it is free, look it up online - so he shouldn't be getting cold calls.
He has probably had one random call and then imagined it into something else, because he does that sort of thing sadly. For example the person that he insists comes round at night bringing a big doorbell with them to ring to wake him up. His own doorbell is disconnected.
So we are now worried. Why did he call, that late at night, to Hubby's work and what did he want. Is there a problem. Why hasn't he called us at home. Why was he calling in any case. We cannot telephone him because he will not answer the phone!
That means that I am now off to drive the hour to his house to go and check on him - and to try and explain again the difficulty about him about not answering the phone! - and to see what he wanted when he made the phone call. Then I will drive the hour back home.
I might not get my walk and my writing time today. Sorting this out is more important though.
I think that the answer will be one of two things. Either he has called Hubby's number to test it because Hubby recently gave him a business card with his work number on. Man is insisting that Hubby has changed jobs because - about 10 years ago - the name of his company changed and therefore the company name on the business card. Hubby hasn't changed jobs, but Man insists that he has. So he might have been "testing" something to see where he works, if the number works etc.
Or the other option is he called Hubby at work - why at night time I don't know - to discuss why Hubby sent him a thank you note for his Christmas present (Hubby's). Answer - I made him!
Either could actually be the answer. Or it might be something else - the big doorbell issue?
Just a little spotlight into our random world. Because you know, apparently we have an easy life.... Not that I am complaining because I certainly don't have a bad life at all, but it isn't all the fun and roses that some people - not bloggers! - think that we have.
Wonder what mysteries I will find. I will update you when I get back!
Hope that you are not having a random day.
p.s. you might wonder why I have seemingly wasted time writing this. 1. I am a very fast typist and was already online when Hubby called and 2. I cannot go too early because Man will be in bed and will not welcome me waking him up as he doesn't get out of bed before 10 am.