Well, the Verizon guy showed up at our house today unexpectedly (he wasn't supposed to be there until tomorrow, after Cavalier disconnected the old line). I explained that to him, and told him he could go ahead and hook it up if he wanted to and was allowed under the rules, and he discovered that we had a Verizon line and a Cavalier line running to the box outside. So he just plugged the Verizon one into where our phone normally runs, and presto! We have our phone. The new number is 703-242-1738. We're out of luck on DSL for a while I think, as they were not able to set it up until after the phone was connected. Unfortunately, that may mean a bit of a wait on the Christmas photos, sorry...

At any rate, feel free to give us a call tonight to make sure the new number works! 🙂