Ok, so it has been a few years since we've had cable and many months since we had PBS. Now we have NO television (no television as in actual channels. We have 3 tv's in our house, all with a functioning dvd player). Many years ago Tyler asked what I thought of not having tv in our home and I thought that sounded crazy. Only wierd fanatical people do things like that right? Apparently not. Here's how it happened to us...
We couldn't afford cable or satellite, but for some reason we were getting cable. Tyler called several times to let the cable company know that we were getting cable and weren't paying for it. They basically told us to enjoy it while we had it and it would get taken care of eventually. So we did enjoy it. HGTV became one of our favorite. After many months of that while we were watching a kids channel the screen went blue, no more cable.
It was a little sad, but I suddenly filled that time with other things, mostly reading and crafts. We still had regular channels and PBS, so when we really felt like watching something we could usually find something. Well, then the whole digital thing happened and we lost PBS because they changed their signal early on, and now...nothing, all the stations have gone digital. I know we could spend the $40 or $50 bucks for the converter, but it's alright, we don't have that right now, and even if we did, I have found better ways to spend my time.
The other day I mentioned something about getting tv again if Ty's furlough days were ever taken away and we had some extra money. Micah replied, "I don't think we should do that cause we don't really watch much tv and when we go to Nana's it wouldn't be as much fun to watch her tv." So, I guess we'll stay tv free.
Anyone else out there as crazy as we are?