On Monday (after I got done crying like a baby), I called and canceled the cable which will save $90 a month. I unhooked the boxes and took them back. We had regular cable until Friday but now we are tv free. We don’t have the converter things and I don’t plan on getting them. I also canceled the Netflix which saves another $20 a month. So far it hasn’t really bothered me.
There’s plenty of free entertainment out there. The library is an excellent source for that (books and DVD’s). If I feel there’s a show I have to watch, I can most likely find it online and the theater at the base is free. Tonight they’re showing Julie & Julia, which Buddy T and I are going to check out. They’re also showing 500 Days of Summer, but I’m not really interested in that.
Not spending money is harder than I thought. Earlier I went to pay off my Sears card. That’s what we put the plane tickets on and I’m done with having a balance on a credit card so I wanted to pay it off ASAP. While I was there, I almost picked up some bamboo cooking utensils. Not because I needed them, but because I thought they’d look much nicer than the 12 year old plastic ones I have. Which they would, but I’m trying to limit myself to buying things we actually need. The plastic ones are old and ugly but still perfectly serviceable.
Another new development is that Mr. Furious is moving out in 2 weeks. Which will probably cut the grocery bill by about 40%. He’s a really big guy and he eats like a really big guy. Although maybe not because I’m thinking of joining a CSA.