Fortunately, the cable store was RIGHT NEXT to where we meet for Girl Scouts, and we were going there THAT night. So after dropping my daughter off I went next door. Well not exactly next door, you see there was a HUGE line out of the door and down the walkway. I took my place in the queue and decided to just be patient :). There was an employee walking around passing out bottles of water, which was nice, I thought.
|half the line, I wasn't the only one that waited until the last minute :)|
When I got home I hooked one of the boxes up to the TV and a new announcement appeared on the channels that had disappeared. Seemed we were no longer paying for those channels. HUH? I called the cable company, and sure enough, I needed to shell out another $20.00 a month for those channels.
Um, no, that wasn't going to happen. Cable is not a necessity around here anyway. So I scanned through the channels we did have and the channels that I would watch, or that were in English, was exactly nine. I was paying a hunk of money for NINE channels. Um, no, it was time to say good bye to cable.
This morning I called to have it disconnected and the guy just would not accept that I wanted that to happen. He tried every which way to get me to stay and pay MORE for more channels. He even bad mouthed other cable/satellite companies which just annoyed me even further. I finally said, very nicely, please just cancel the cable and he finally did. Tonight after I drop my daughter and Girl Scouts I will go next door and drop off their boxes and be done with it.
So, now what? Well, I have decided to keep Netflix for a little longer. It is usually just a Summer indulgence, and we also have Hulu Plus to watch some shows on. The internet offers a lot of free TV watching too so I think we will be okay.
Also, I dug out an old antennae from the garage and hooked it up to the TV and lo and behold, we got a lot more channels AND a lot of them were in HD, where as they weren't with the converter box.
After thinking about it, the only shows I will really miss are The Walking Dead, My 600 Pound Life, and The Last Ship.
And I am looking forward to saving money every month, so it's all good :).