How are we doing? Week 2

So we have been without cable and phone for almost two weeks now – and to be honest, we haven’t really noticed it. Granted, we had visitors to keep us distracted/occupied up until last Tuesday, but honestly, there’s not that much time to sit and watch TV anyway. {OMG. Lightbulb! Now I know why I felt like I had no time! Cuz it was all spent on my butt in front of the boob tube!! }

The biggest thing I thought we’d miss would be watching the morning news, but with our mornings starting earlier and being a little more hectic since Nick’s preseason started last Monday (he has to leave by 630/7), I don’t possibly know how we’d have time to sit and watch it anyway.

Oh and the Internet. Right. Well, don’t tell Comcast, but we still had it for about a week after it was disconnected for some reason!! So we’ve only just begun to experience the no Wi-Fi life. The cable is definitely gone, which we know because while playing a family game of Scrabble the last Friday night the Spillanes were here, we had the Phillies game on in the background and suddenly it shut off. But with just a very non ceremonial “DVR is no longer available” message printed across a blank, black screen. And that was that. Off went the TV; on went the stereo.
And that’s pretty much how it’s been since. I prefer music waves filling my house as opposed to trashy (mostly) shows and sports programs/games/commentary/anything (sorry honey) anyhow.

So once the Internet goes for good (which will definitely happen when we return the modem), we’ll use our phones as hot spots. I upgraded our data usage from 2GB per month to 4GB for only $10 more per month.

UPDATE: (I drafted this post about a week ago…) The Internet did go. And it sucks. Partly because turning our hot spots on and off is annoying, but mostly because you’d be amazed at how many daily functions require actual Wi-Fi… So we’re off exploring ‘just Internet’ options now. I’ll update how we make out.

Also, I was feeling pretty motivated the weekend we canceled the triple play so I already made and canned some tomato sauce and a jar of roasted red peppers and some pesto. It feels great to be using my resources and prepping for the winter!

I have some things I’m going to tackle tonight too that I’ll put on here after they’re done.

Just for fun, here is what our bed looked like a few weeks ago when Will decided he didn’t want to sleep in his crib that night.