I know that everyone would prefer to talk to a real person rather than a machine (I prefer a real person as well). For that reason, let me clarify the use of the church’s answering system. When you call the church office and get the answering system it means that Linda is not in the office. If you get the machine please know that it is only because Linda is not available. I mention this now because Linda is going to physical therapy at the hospital for the next few weeks and you may get the machine during regular office hours while she is gone.