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Changing the answerphone message

Up until now, I’ve kept the old outgoing message on our answerphone, which was Chris saying “I’m afraid we can’t come to the phone at the moment…..” etc etc.  I rather liked being able to listen to his voice whenever I wanted to.  Also, since I’m dealing with a load of workmen at the moment and have them phoning and leaving messages regularly, I’ve found it helpful to let them assume there’s a man around unless/until I choose to disabuse them of that notion.

However, I’ve been getting comments and complaints from several friends and family members who find it upsetting if they phone me when I’m out and they unexpectedly have Chris speaking to them. So I’ve given in and changed the outgoing message to be me. Sad in a way, but another step forward I suppose.