And I finally get to talk about my phone. Last night, as is it again uncomfortable hot and miserable in Boston, instead of leaving the bedroom to talk to hoppie like a civilized person, I picked up the new phone and pressed the intercom button. 4 or 5 rings later, hoppie answered. I was then able to find out what the plans were without leaving the airconditioned comfort of the bedroom. Now that's living.
It also has mute and speakerphone which are desireable features for hoppie.
I'm glad we decided to go with the double-handset phone, though. That gives us all useful features.