Monday, April 14, 2008

So proud of my hubby!!!

Today my hubby made a wise decision to cancel the cable tv that we ordered almost two weeks ago. I could say it was because of all of the garbage on tv, but it was actually because we're trying to watch how we spend our money. There is a lot of garbage on tv, but my hubby was interested in sports. That is the hardest thing for a man to give up- live sports events. I, on the other hand, could take or leave cable. I was excited about On Demand for Samuel because they have cute cartoons for little kids, but that's not a big deal because he has videos that he can watch.

God working in mysterious ways??? Funny thing is that we ordered the cable almost 2 weeks ago, but they were unable to get it working for us. They were out here on Friday and then again on Saturday. I see it as God's way of giving us time to re-think our decision. Today I started thinking about how we could save that money each month, and I mentioned it to Jeremy. The cable guy was set to come back today to work on the problem, so we didn't have much time to call and cancel. I only mentioned it once to Jeremy, and before I knew it he said that he was going to call and cancel it. They didn't even give him a hard time when he called to cancel. (Before he called, he said to me that if he was going to cancel cable that I was going to have to quit buying unnecessary books and stuff at thrift/consignment stores. I agreed, so I guess both of us are going to sacrifice...)

I just wanted to say how proud I am of Jeremy. I know it wasn't an easy call to make, and I'm sure he's going to miss watching sports because we've always had cable (even in Honduras).
Once our house sells, we will probably reconsider our decision, but for now we will get used to life without cable. As I type this, Jeremy is reading a book we just bought called Heaven. It's by Randy Alcorn, and it was recommended to us by several people. Life without cable isn't so bad after all. Now if I can just put this computer down and pull out my book...


  1. We haven't had more than 2 channels on TV since we got married 4.5 years ago...great decision for us. Since we've been without it so long, I don't even miss it. Like you, we need to cut the computer time though.

  2. Yeah, we decided we weren't good candidates for not having cable, but we were talking the other night at LG after y'all left about the computer time. It has become a default for us at night. During the day when I am nursing, I think it is ok, but when we are both home and the baby is awake, it is ridiculous to be buried in our laptops ALL the time.