I'm thinking of changing my answering machine message from husband's current message: "You've reached to Tired residence, please leave a message after the tone." My telephone rings off the hook and it's driving me nuts. I have one friend that called here three times in one day... plus I ran into her twice. This was in an 8 hour time period. So I'm thinking of something more like this: "You've reached the Tired residence. Please be advised that we do not answer the phone before 9am because we are getting ready for school or work. We also won't be answering from 4pm until 6:30pm for homework and dinner and from 7:45 until 8:45 for bedtime. We also respectfully request no calls after 10pm as we will be sleeping. We will return life & death emergency calls immediately but other calls will need to wait. Thank you." I can just imagine the reaction.