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Since getting rid of my cable TV my life has changed.  I'm no longer sitting in front of a box all day, listening to endless bad news and watching mindless shows.  I'm starting my fifth book and really enjoying reading again.  Spending lots of time at Barnes & Noble looking for another book before the last one has been read.  After the dogs eat their dinner, I sit and read until I go to bed.  The rest of the day is working outside (when weather allows), getting my exercising in, and going for dog walks, chatting with you on the forum, cleaning and sitting listening to the peace and quiet that is now my home and the world outside.  Only wish I had done this years ago.  Oh yes, the dogs have finally adapted to the quietness of our home. 

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@hoosieroriginal wrote:

Since getting rid of my cable TV my life has changed.  I'm no longer sitting in front of a box all day, listening to endless bad news and watching mindless shows.  I'm starting my fifth book and really enjoying reading again.  Spending lots of time at Barnes & Noble looking for another book before the last one has been read.  After the dogs eat their dinner, I sit and read until I go to bed.  The rest of the day is working outside (when weather allows), getting my exercising in, and going for dog walks, chatting with you on the forum, cleaning and sitting listening to the peace and quiet that is now my home and the world outside.  Only wish I had done this years ago.  Oh yes, the dogs have finally adapted to the quietness of our home. 


I lasted 1 month.  Good luck.

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I'm not sure what this says about me, but I think I would miss not having some aural stimulation in my home.  At least some classical music or books on tape. 

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Congrats on your efforts!

 

I've gone for long stretches without tv. Once my only tv died and it was 18 mos before I saved enough cash for another. Listened to the radio for local news & weather.

 

Currently a cord cutter. Bought a Mohu Leaf antenna with a 50 mile range. I pick up about 12 broadcast stations.

 

Don't miss cable. Don't miss the bill.

 

 

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Congratulations.  I would suggest you save money and use your library though instead of buying all of your books.

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@hoosieroriginal wrote:

Since getting rid of my cable TV my life has changed.  I'm no longer sitting in front of a box all day, listening to endless bad news and watching mindless shows.  I'm starting my fifth book and really enjoying reading again.  Spending lots of time at Barnes & Noble looking for another book before the last one has been read.  After the dogs eat their dinner, I sit and read until I go to bed.  The rest of the day is working outside (when weather allows), getting my exercising in, and going for dog walks, chatting with you on the forum, cleaning and sitting listening to the peace and quiet that is now my home and the world outside.  Only wish I had done this years ago.  Oh yes, the dogs have finally adapted to the quietness of our home. 


We cut the cord about 2 years ago and are very happy. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and many others are there to fill the void at a cheap price.

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I still watch some tv and I always will, but since I got my iPad, I watch so much less.I've always been a reader, so between my kindle and tablet, the tv is off all day.I used to have it on for background noise, but now I have the radio on, it was nothing I planned, it just happened.

 

 

 

 

 

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@tansy wrote:

Congratulations.  I would suggest you save money and use your library though instead of buying all of your books.


For some of us, new, unused is worth the cost.

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You can also borrow ebooks for free with your library on overdrive. 

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@Snowpuppy wrote:

Congrats on your efforts!

 

I've gone for long stretches without tv. Once my only tv died and it was 18 mos before I saved enough cash for another. Listened to the radio for local news & weather.

 

Currently a cord cutter. Bought a Mohu Leaf antenna with a 50 mile range. I pick up about 12 broadcast stations.

 

Don't miss cable. Don't miss the bill.

 

 


It's liberating, isn't it?  I also have a Mohu Leaf antenna  with a 50 mi range.  Where I live, I can pick up 26 channels.  That is enough to listen to the local news and weather and old re-runs, which  I kind of like.