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#1 of 7 Old 07-25-2010, 04:32 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So, we cancelled satellite about three months ago. And we don't have any local programming, so we haven't had "tv" in that time. But we do HAVE a tv. We actually have a behemoth of a tv, a 60" plasma.

But.... Someone at DH's work was talking about wanting to buy a used tv. Her point was that her budget is somewhat limited, but she wants a BIG plasma tv. So, DH comes home and presents the option to me.... Sell this co-worker the tv. And with that money, well, there's options. Save it, put it towards a vacation, etc.

And without a whole lot of thought, I said ok! The only time the tv is used now is once or twice a week when the kids watch a movie(when summer vacation is over, it would be down to about once a week). But, the kids CAN watch a movie on the computer, it just won't be quite as much of an experience! lol

So, the co-worker and her boyfriend will be here any minute to pick up the tv. And you know what I say? Good riddance!
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Awesome!

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I think you are going to looooove it! Congratulations! What are you going to do with that lovely open wall space?

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That is very much TV free! You are much more brave than I am.
We gave up cable some months ago but still have a rather large TV. We watch movies on the TV. We can still watch TV on the computer, but we haven't bothered with that for some time.
We have another tiny TV in the home, but it isn't good for anything and we tried to sell it twice, but it didn't happen. I am going to list it again and see if we can't sell it.

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Just popping in to say YAY, for you!

I would love to be t.v. free, but it's never gonna happen at my house. My dh LOVES his t.v. and all the bazillion channels.

But I am very happy for you.

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awesome! we are not yet t.v. free but i am lurking on this forum to help me work toward that for our family. my dream is to get the behemoth t.v. out of our tiny apartment and enjoy each other again, so you give me hope! enjoy!

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I think you are going to looooove it! Congratulations! What are you going to do with that lovely open wall space?
This! One of my favorite things about not having a TV is not having to decorate/arrange furniture around the TV.

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