Goodbye to cable tv

After a lot of consideration, we are finally saying goodbye to cable tv.  As Anna started to talk about it on FB, it became apparent that we are not alone in our thoughts on this.  We are tired of spending around $230 a month for our “bundled” tv/internet/phone.  By cutting tv, we will save well over $100 a month.  Too often, Anna and I find ourselves sitting in the den at 11:30 at night with some stupid, reality tv or show that is just a ridiculous waste of time.

So, tonight, Anna and I are watching the finale of Biggest Loser.  Tomorrow, the cable boxes go back to Comcast.  We have been prepping the kids for this change.  Maybe we will stick with it for a month, maybe a year, but for now we are going to see how it changes things for our family.

5 thoughts on “Goodbye to cable tv”

  1. We have been off of it for a couple of years now. Netflix streaming lets us catch up on shows if we care to, but that isn’t all the time. We rent them form the library now to. I think you will find that the over the air local channels for public broadcasting will be good for the kids. NAomi loves the PBS shows.

  2. We’ve been cable free for over 5 years. We went completely TVfree for the first three years, using videos from the library. WE now have netflix and enjoy watcing the older shows without all the commercials.

  3. we too dropped cable in December and it is SO freeing! We use netflix like others and i can watch the redsox and tennis on for free which is all i care about really in the spring:) although i share yoru disgust for how much athletes get paid, i am still a sports girl. SO glad you are on recovering from the fall off callie- we MISS her a lot and hope if you move you are still local! a house on our street sold for dirt cheap last week- i would have contacted you but i didnt know you were looking.. it’s a NICE house and horse property and has room for other stuff/animals… but its just 4 acres. Anyhow- i enjoyed reading your blog today after several months away from it- sounds VERY familiar to our lives on the small Hayes farm:) I think we will start a blog thsi sumemr! enjoy the warm weather

    1. We know about the house and looked at it a couple of times. It was just too small for us (the property not the house).

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