Since the phone in my room has decided it doesn't want to work anymore, I decided it was probably time to get a new phone. Can't really ditch the landline since I can't get good cell phone reception, what with being essentially underground. So, while I was replacing, I figured I should replace the phone from the living room which was nearly impossible to hear on as well. Ended up getting one of the expandable systems — it's actually a good idea and seems fairly nice. We'll see how well it works.