The telephone is fully operational and has been for some days. There's a dial tone. Should the Artist or I be very desperate we can reach out, dial a number and deal with the consequences. More alarming is when someone tries to reach out to us, our telephone has started to ring again.
Neither the Artist or I are very good at or enthusiastic about making or
answering telephone calls, and frankly I at least enjoyed the couple of
months of respite when for one reason or another no one could telephone here and
there was a damn good reason not to even try answering the telephone.