So as I have mentioned before, we are looking for ways to cut back. (Isn't everyone?) And one thing that we keep coming back to is cable. But thus far we have managed to keep that on our affordable list. Mostly, because I don't think we could live with out it.
And I hate that. I really do.
I have 2 addictions. Bet you can't guess. Yep, that's right. Blogging and TV. And I don't know if I could give either of them up.
Which is funny. Because it wasn't that long ago that we didn't have TV. Well, we had A TV. We just didn't get anything ON said TV. We rented movies from Horkley's (ahhh, Rexburg) every weekend and for the rest of the week the TV remained a very large living room decoration. Then we moved to Provo and cable came with the condo that we rented. Since then cable has become a necessity. And we have gradually been ruined. First we had basic cable: the networks, and about 3 other cable channels. Then, when we moved we got a deal for extended cable for the price of basic. Then, we got another deal. Digital cable for the price of basic. . . And the 6 month cut off for that deal is rapidly approaching.
And I don't know what to do about it.
Watching TV is our unwinding opportunity. In our house, after little people are sleeping there are exactly 2 unwinding options available to us:
Now, I know what you are thinking: Why don't you just read a book? Well there are a few reasons. (loving the list thing today, can you tell?)
1. Sometimes, reading is just too much work for an overtired brain.
2. You can' t fold laundry while reading a book
3. There are no commercials during a book to stop and discuss with your spouse.
4. We are too poor to go buy new books, and the fines that have been run up at the library are insurmountable, resulting in no new books to read.
And so for now, I guess we're keeping the cable. Maybe one of these days I'll get sick enough of Husband staying up late watching sports, or children watching way too many cartoons. But until then, I think that necessary evil is going to hang on a little bit longer in our house.
How about you? Have you had to give something up? or are you like me and avoiding the giving up?