A few months ago I shared with you that we sold our second vehicle and are now a one car family. It's been one year now and I can honestly say that the change still has not been really bothersome. Yes, it has been a little inconvenient sometimes, but certainly nothing I would say I wish we hadn't done. And the money we have saved has been worth the small amount of inconvenience. If you are looking at downsizing the number of vehicles in your family, I would encourage you to read this first.
Something else we did several months ago was to cancel our cable subscription.
I remember the good ole days when you watched TV you got your 4-6 local stations, all free. Yes, having a good antenna did make a difference to the reception of those stations, but then again people's lives did not revolve around what was on TV.
Television was something you watched when you didn't have anything better to do, not the other way around. So, part of the reason we dumped our cable was we wanted more for our family than to become a family of couch potatoes. Strike one.
Another part of the equation was we were absolutely, positively, without a doubt DISGUSTED by the majority of commercials that are on. I know they say that sex sells, but when you are watching a program on a supposed "family network" and an adult-themed commercial comes on, I gotta question what kind of family do these TV execs have? Strike two.
Okay, so that brings us to where we are now. For a while, we did watch some free TV occasionally through online sites like Hulu. That was all good and fine...except again the advertising was questionable and sometimes just downright raunchy. I mean, come on! "I Dream of Jeannie" should have commercials about good, wholesome stuff, right? Guess again.