Do you see all of those wires hanging out below?
That's where my cable box used to go. All of my glorious cooking channels, time-wasting kid's channels, and money coveting home/decorating channels; have been cancelled.
Our cable company doubled our bill last month, Mr. Dunbar nearly had a coronary. He shopped around found another company we thought would be as capable. They weren't. We had a cable box that would only change channels. It wouldn't turn the TV on or control the volume. It worked like that for a month. And Mr. Dunbar made numerous phone calls to have them fix it. After the fifth phone call he told the company to come get their box, we were cancelling.
So now us Dunbar's that stay home all the time. Are doing a lot of this:
And putting a lot of these together...
And we've played a hundred games of this:
Yup. Uno. Remember that game?
It's actually fitting well with my "efficiency". I finally got my thank you's out for all of our Christmas gifts. I can't wait until my boys are able to write their own, my hand hurts. Mr. Dunbar has cousin, upon cousin that gets the boys something every year.
It's really nice; until I have to write out thank you cards.
I feel like we are living in a bubble. A nice bubble. One without the rush and horrible news that actually makes the news.
And of course in that moment when I need to get something done, we always have a few DVD's they can watch. (Only the kid friendly ones, of course.)
My bet is we'll make it without cable until baseball season.
Then I'm demanding it comes back on.