Saturday, January 2, 2010

So Long, Farewell

Disclaimer: I know some people think we are crazy for this, but this is my record book of sorts. When I look back at the changes we made in 2010, I want to know the reasoning behind them and that is what I am doing - documenting our decision and reasons behind it. Thank you and happy reading. ;0)

Trevor asked me last night what I thought about giving up cable. The thought was absolutely shocking to me at first but the more we talked about it, the more I saw his reasoning behind it. The most obvious reason is that it would be saving money by eliminating an extra bill. Another reason that he pointed out was that with our crazy work schedules, we often find ourselves sitting in front of the TV the few waking hours we have together. T said he would rather go for a walk with me, put together a puzzle or just spend quality time with me without the TV as a backdrop. This reason melted my heart a little. I LOVE spending time with T and it is so rare for us to have time together, and we often miss out on doing anything truly worthwhile. This will also help us fulfill one of my 101 in 1001 goals(to spend quality time daily with each other).
I am by no means saying that this will be easy but I think it is a challenge that I am definitely willing to take on. It's not like we will be cut off entirely from television entertainment. Local channels broadcast some of the shows we watch weekly, we can watch other shows not on local channels on the internet and will will be keeping our Netflix account.
We will be making the switch to local channels only in the next few days. In the meantime, I am going old school and recording what I want to save off of my DVR to my ancient VCR. Ha.


Ashley said...

I know this must be hard to let go
(I'm a TV fan!) but I applaud your reasoning behind it. I'm sure once you get used to it, you won't even know the difference!

Shoshanah said...

I've heard of a lot of people doing this lately. Especially since with internet, its pretty easy to watch any tv if you try hard enough.

JG said...

Hey, kudos to you if you can do it. Being alone right now, my DVR is my best friend, after my laptop!