We’ve Joined the Ranks

We’ve joined the millions of other families who have given up the luxury of cable or dish t.v.  Granted, we haven’t joined the ranks of those with no t.v., but we have to take it one step at a time people.  Completely giving up t.v. could cause severe withdrawal symptoms that would probably require medical intervention.

This is going to be a bit of an adjustment.  After all, we’ve had some form of cable television pretty much our entire married life and we’ve been married over 27 years.

I remember watching various television shows as a child, but my fondest childhood memories don’t include all the time I spent sitting in front of the t.v.  My fondest memories include riding my bike, spending time with friends, going swimming, playing at the park, etc.  Our goal in all of this is to spend more time doing the things that are really important. Taking family walks or bike rides.  Entertaining ourselves with trips to the museums, swimming pools, zoos, parks, libraries, bowling alley’s, etc.

How are the girls reacting to this change? When I first told them what we were going to do, concern was expressed over not being able to see some of their favorite shows.  What was really interesting to me was the fact that their concern was expressed and a few seconds later it was over and they were off playing.  Maybe this is going to be easier than I thought.

So today we’re off to the Children’s Museum and then to Sonic for a 1/2 price milkshake (they are 1/2 price all day today – at least here in our neck-of-the-woods).  I think that’s a great way to start off our “no DirecTV” life, especially on a 90 degree day!!!

Now it’s time to head out and build some fond memories 🙂


  1. yay – congrats on the no more TV in your life.
    we’re on of those millions and doing great on it 🙂

    • We still own televisions, we just don’t pay for the luxury of all those channels that provide us unlimited choices of programs. That’s a good thing!!!!

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