Life without cable

14 Sep

Times are tough and many people, including my parents, are finding ways to save money. I save money by living with the rents. They save money by canceling the cable. Yes, you read it correctly. Currently in the Spletzer household we have zero channels. Yup, you read it right again. Zero.

OK, so maybe it’s not all that bad. Now I definitely have a reason to get out of the house. And I have no excuse not to exercise, or not go to one of my brother’s sporting events, or not practice my German lessons… you get the picture. Life without cable means a lot more free time, and more time to spend together as a family. That doesn’t mean I won’t miss my shows. But there are plenty I can watch online for free, and now I can watch them when I want. And for my really favorite shows, I can always purchase them on iTunes.

As crazy as it might sound, I think we’ll survive. We’ll spend lots of time together, read books, go for long walks and play board games. And then next week I’ll probably cave and pay for it myself :-)

What would you do without cable?

2 Responses to “Life without cable”

  1. Uncle Bob 09/14/2011 at 8:17 pm #

    I think I’d survive for the following reasons: (1).We never had TV when I was a kid. (2). for 2 years while stationed in Cyprus all we had we very bad English/Turkish/Greek programs a few hours each day.(3). Stationed in the Alutian Islands of Alaska all we had was Armed Forces TV 2 or 3 hours in the evening. (4). In the Phillipines we a few hours of Armed Forces TV again each day. (5). In Okinawa We only Armed Forces TV of Japanese channels (the best programs were on during bad Typoons when you gouldn’t get out of your house for hours and hours. (6). Again in Alaska we only had a few channels off our antenna, but we were so busy out watching wildlife or enjoyiung the great scenery that we didn’t watch too much (it was daylight 20 hours a day and we took plenty advantage of it. I WOULD HAVE TEARS IN MY EYES THOUGH

    • maryjospletzer 09/14/2011 at 8:23 pm #

      You would definitely survive! :-) I’m not too heart broken over it… yet. I realize there are way bigger problems in the world, but I just had to share.

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