anywho, we'd thrown the idea out to get rid of cable before but left it undecided. then one day sam came home from work & started setting up hulu plus. ten minutes later he was on the phone with comcast changing our service from cable, internet & phone to just internet. goodbye landline, goodbye cable. goodbye $170/mo, hello $65/mo. sweet, right?
so here's where i'm at with it.
i've never not had tv. i love watching the news in the evening & sometimes have the today show on while i am getting ready in the mornings. i like hearing random stories that come on & being caught up in my current events & pop culture. but there are just so many other sources to get these things that paying $100+ a month for it just seems silly, right? i mean, surely they're not that important. i also kinda miss channel surfing... or do i? did i actually like watching the random episode of super nanny or was tuning in to that kind of stuff just old habits? pretty sure my life can go on without another episode of hoarders.
so we'll see. i'm finding that whatever we watch is much more intentional & through the magic of hulu & internet streaming we haven't missed any episodes of our favorite shows. we can airplay news broadcasts from our computer to our tv through the magic of apple tv & i'm not crying any tears over missing the "cat & the hat" on the pbs morning line up but rather am loving hulu's on demand episodes of "super why" & "dinosaur train," parker's favorites.
if we decide we're missing too much stuff we'll just sign back up, no big deal. but i kinda don't see that happening. i like the savings too much. and there are so many other ways to get our shows that i think we'll be just fine.
actually, maybe we'll take that $100/mo of savings & put it into our vacation fund for a trip somewhere awesome a year from now. we can laugh our tv-free selves all the way to some hawaiian beaches next february & bask in the treat that is tv from our hotel room. seems like a good idea.