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#1 of 7 Old 05-09-2008, 03:16 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So come May 15th, we're cutting the cable off. It just keeps getting more expensive and DH and I can't justify it. I think my kids are going to be fine... I worry about me! TV is my unwind time after the babies are in bed.

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I was a little scared to take the plunge, too, but I really did not miss it at all.
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Is there a hobby you've always wanted to try? Do you have any books or magazines waiting to be read? Got any friends who are awake at that time and might wish to chat? Keep yourself busy for the first two weeks. After that, you'll find your groove! ENJOY YOUR NEWFOUND TIME!!!

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Enjoy the quiet! Read. Surf MDC

You can always rent movies via Netflix for the computer, download things for free on many sites, heck you can watch the Daily Show with Jon Stewart on the comedy central web site even if you need a tube fix.

Congrats on unplugging, keep us posted on how it goes!

Mama to Zach 6-18-04 & Naia 10-13-10 Partner to the sweetest DH. Loving our life afloat. TV Free!
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We went cold-turkey too, about a month ago. Best thing we've ever done! Even my husband says he doesn't miss the tv, and we used to watch it EVERY night. Our evenings seem so much better now, like we have so much more time.

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You can always do what I did before I went TV free[ish?] Pick out the few shows you really love to watch every week. Watch them on the internet the next day or download a torrent. Yay no ads. I have links to TV episode sites. I won't post them here in case that's against the rules.

I guess I don't consider myself TV free yet cause I still watch stuff online. My shows are: America's Next Top Model, Lost, American Idol, and South Park.
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Update:

So DH ended up downgrading the cable, rather than cutting it completely.

Still, it's been positive. I've read about six books that I've been meaning to read. I also find myself going to bed earlier, which is a good thing.

We're moving in less than a month and will not be connecting cable at our new house, which is fine by me.

Mom to DS(8), DS(6), DD(4), and DS(1).  "Kids do as well as they can."

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