For months now, the hubs has been bugging me to ditch cable. We rarely watch TV. Well, ok, we have the TV on nightly. But we rarely watch it. One of the following things is on: Family Guy, Tosh.0 or DIY/HGTV. Here’s the sad thing; We own every single season of Family Guy on DVD, right under our TV, yet we’ll watch the reruns with commercials and everything, like savages! Tosh, sadly is my only link to “current events” and I use that term loosely, because I don’t watch the news. Tosh, you must be so proud.
So that leaves HGTV and DIY network. I didn’t want to give it up, because I’m hopeless junkie of these two channels. But after years of watching the same shows over and over, I’ve finally decided it’s not worth the $90 a month. The hubs mentioned that Apple TV’s new generation was out, and after already owning one for the first floor, we’ve purchased a second one and are going to stream them. The kids watch three or four shows, and we can download a couple of seasons, for less than a month of what I pay for cable. I can rent movies, buy movies, and we also have Netflix streaming. We both loathe reality shows, and sports. Keeping cable for basically watching commercials just seems dumb.
I’ll admit, I’m still feeling a little sweaty over this. I’ve had cable since I was four, which is nearly my whole life at this point. It’s like the time I lived in an apartment without a dishwasher. I file that under barbaric conditions. The hubs has lived without cable, including prior to me living with him.
I give myself five months tops. $90×5=$450. That’s the price of a decent handbag. Or more home projects. Either way, if I can make it that long, I’m treating myself to something nice.