Because of how things are done over here (read: internet access and cable aren't as much a priority), we have been living in the Dark Ages since we got here four weeks ago. :) No house phone. We did get UK cells (mobiles) a couple weeks ago so we can actually make local calls, but they don't have unlimited data plans here. I realize that I should probably have embraced the time without media, but it is really difficult to not be able to quickly look something up online, etc. Keith and I managed to blast through the MB on an air card meant to last a month in about 6 days!
BUT. . .the aforementioned end is here. . satellite was hooked up Friday and broadband and house phone should be on by midnight tonight--only seven more hours. That means I can upload pictures with wild abandon, blog until my fingers bleed, actually return emails regularly. . .it also means that our US number (309) 938-4955 should start ringing to the house tomorrow. . but be mindful of that time difference! :)