I’m back!! We had a minor snafu with our internet last week. We had made the decision to get rid of cable to focus more on quality time and less time on mindless couch-denting. We had also decided to switch our land line (yes…we still have one of those) to network into our cell network so we’d have a common line (for things involving the kids, family, etc) that barely cost us anything. So hubby made the call to our provider to cancel everything except the internet. We were told we still had to pay for the month because we were in the new billing month and they’d cancel our phone and cable at the end of the month.
Well about 12 hours later, the phone was dead, the cable gone and they canceled our internet too.
Not willing to fix their mistake we settled on not being charged for the month and switching our internet to another provider. We just had to wait a week for the install, which was finally done yesterday.
I will say, I don’t miss the cable at all (we still have farmer vision so the kids have PBS to watch a bit of TV) and even not having internet wasn’t as big of a deal as I’d thought. The biggest headache was not being able to do the work I needed to do online. But not having the constant distraction of mindless fluff online was a nice break that my brain sorely needed. Even if I had no idea at the time.
So now we’re back to business as usual but with a fresh perspective on our free-time and how we’re spending it. This is just another step toward a simpler, more grounded life for us and the kids.
More to come but for now, there is some playtime with my kiddos that needs to be done.