I am happy to report that my family and I have been free of cable for the past six months and it feels great! Not only are we saving a great deal of money, but also our time. My oldest daughter was obsessed with the Disney channel. The endless commercials and push for material items was overwhelming, for all of us.
In place we use Netflix and Amazon Prime. I would like to just use Amazon Prime, however, I fear that our 5 year old who has no concept of money would purchase entirely too many movies/shows. I honestly haven’t spent much time trying to figure out if there is a way to password protect purchases on the site, but for $8 a month I keep Netflix for her. There are no commercials and therefore, no more fights about wanting this game, toy, shirt, et cetera.
I will be honest I use to enjoy watching “Swamp People” and a few other shows during the week. However, after a lengthly discussion my husband and I came to the realization that we were literally only watching cable a few hours a week and paying a ridiculous amount of money. I can get most all of my news online.
I will be honest we haven’t experienced a football season without cable yet, but soon will be as preseason is in full swing. I’m not sure if this is something we will miss too much. I think the plan is to hook up an old school antenna and watch the local channels when possible. I’m really not sure if they carry any of the games anymore these days, but I’m sure we can figure out something and make it work. If you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them and encourage you to share them.
This is yet another way that our family has chosen to save money. Again, I realize this might not be something for everyone, but there are definitely other options out there that are much less expensive and time consuming. I took us about two years and the move to actually decide to pull the plug, but I think our family has greatly benefited from the transition.
I was looking back, and basically admiring all the hard work I have put into this blog the past few months and I realized….I’ve been working on this 5 months already! It truly is great to see that I have a small group of followers. I need to buckle down and get through my final semester of graduate school, but then come January 2016 this is going to be my focus. I want to share all my fun ideas, projects, hikes, recipes and products with you. Ideally, I want to get into a routine and post around the same time of day each week. That way when you have time to log in I can ensure there is something new for you to read.
Thank you for your continued patience in me and my limited time. I assure you, the wait will be well worth it ðŸ™‚
So this has been the summer of transition and learned patience. Things are slowly starting to fall together. This upcoming Monday (tomorrow) we close on our old house. We moved all of our personnel effects out this past week and I did not shed a single tear. I’m beyond tears…I am ready to be out of this apartment and back in our own home, sleeping in our own beds for the first time in 10 months!Â 15 days and we close on on our new home!! We are so excited.
In all our summer adventure’s I have been extremely fortunate. I have managed to find a total of 20 four-leafed covered believed by many to bring faith, hope, luck and love. You are welcome to believe this idea or that I live in an area of mutation, haha! Regardless, it has been a pleasant summer of quality time with our children. I realize I haven’t put the time into this blog as I had planned, but life had other ideas for me and my family this summer.
I came to the realization that my children are only small a short amount of time. That the time we spend with them actually wanting to hang out with us and thinking we are cool is a small window of time. There will always be housework to be done, but honestly my children are not going to remember the house being a little out of sorts, but the fun we had together exploring, hiking, biking and being together. Â This will all happen, but as I have learned this summer I must have patience (and a sense of humor).
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