Cord cutting is going well. It’s been several weeks, and we haven’t missed CATV at all. Our first night without cable TV, we watched a movie: Where the Crawdads Sing. Great movie. We are saving more than $100 a month by not having TV.

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EN2 SS · August 11, 2023 at 6:56 am

Congratulations! I cut mine a couple of years ago when the satellite bill reach $124, again, after dropping cable when it reached $214, again. Total insanity.

Grumpy47 · August 11, 2023 at 7:15 am

Which companies did y’all decide to go with?? (i.e. Netflix, Hulu, Peacock, etc)

    Divemedic · August 11, 2023 at 7:59 am

    I get free Netflix because I use T-mobile for cell service. I have the unlimited everything at the veteran price. $25 a line, Netflix included.
    We have Amazon Prime, so I get a ton of stuff that way.
    I pay for Hulu with ads (not the live TV version) $8 a month
    We pay for DISCOVERY+ (AD-FREE) through Amazon Prime, $7 a month.
    Peacock $5 a month
    Paramount+ and Showtime, $6 a month
    So the total is $26 a month for television

Elrod · August 11, 2023 at 8:30 am

Welcome aboard, glad it’s working for you.

You might be interested to learn that there are these things called “books”; they are available in non-electronic format which does not require batteries or charging, are fully portable, have full random access capability, and are usable wherever there is a minimum photon source (some versions are available which can be used where there are no photons at all). There are even places which, for a small annual fee added to your property taxes, will allow you to temporarily use a wide range of them, and a host of other places offering them for sale new or in various conditions of Previously Read for a wide range of prices.

    Divemedic · August 11, 2023 at 8:47 am

    LOL. I own thousands of them. Fiction, non-fiction, electronic, paperback, hardback. I even have some in leatherbound. I have text books, classic works like Dante’s Inferno and the Illiad. I have a couple of first edition hardbacks, including a signed copy of Ross’ Unintended Consequences and a first edition of the Puppet Masters.
    I’ve been a reader since I was a small child. I could (and did) read books before I was in Kindergarten. When I was in elementary school, my reading speed was measured at over 300 words per minute with 85% comprehension. When I was in the second grade, I could read a Hardy Boys book in only 45 minutes. By the time I was in the fourth grade, my reading skills were measured as that of a College Sophomore.
    One thing that’s killing me is that I am culling down my book collection to prepare for the move. I have given away or thrown out boxes and boxes of books.

      SmileyFtW · August 11, 2023 at 12:15 pm

      I have a ton of books that I am loathe to get rid of, but my SO insists I don’t need to keep them… we plan to move once things are ready in our place out of the city. I am planning for bookshelves for at least a fair portion of them. Many will find there way to libraries or my high school.

C · August 12, 2023 at 12:51 pm

Where the crawdads sing. That book was a huge stack of meh. It’s one of several reasons why I dropped out of the ED staff book club.

    Divemedic · August 12, 2023 at 1:39 pm

    Haven’t read the book. Movie was good

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