Sunday Post #481

July 18th, 2021 Kimberly Sunday Post 54 Comments

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Spent Friday night with my daughters and it was fun. It’s been a month since we ditched cable after 34 years. We also switched to fiberoptics, and no one is missing anything…well except an outrageous cable bill…lol Elbow hugs! Stay Caffeinated.

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54 Responses to “Sunday Post #481”

  1. Lorna

    So fun to have a girls night out with your daughters. We’ve talked about changing our cable. We have movie channels and that’s pretty stupid. I have to have Stars sir Outlander but I could always stream it the months it’s on. The problem we have is we all have really different channels we each like. I wouldn’t begin to know how to figure it out. I also get Prime, HBO-Max, Netflix and right now Acorn although I drop and then add back at times. I love foreign shows but I’m the only one here. One of these days, I know we need it. How do you get fiber optics? It’s too confusing to me.

  2. Tyler H. Jolley

    Oh man, I’ve been thinking of ditching cable. But our local company jacks up your rate for internet only. It sucks. How’s your knee? My son has knee surgery this week. Hoping it goes well.

    • Kimberly

      I have a torn meniscus and am trying to avoid surgery. I am doing fairly well, but need a cane as sometimes my knee decides it doesn’t want to work. Without the cane I would face plant. We switched companies and went with fiber optic. We have unlimited data, super fast speeds and a locked in rate for life. Shop around.

  3. A Voracious Reader

    Yay for ditching cable! We ditched DirecTv in 2009 (no cable here) and haven’t looked back. We need better internet though. It’s so frustrating to have no options for streaming besides AT&T and they are shit. I loathe monopolies and “territories”. I just want internet that’s faster then 5 Mbps! Grrrrr!!!!

    • Kimberly

      Oh lord, that is awful. I won’t even tell you how fast ours is, but we are in the burbs with at least 5 different options. I always say I want to live in the country again…but I need high-speed internet.

  4. MarthaE

    Glad you had a good visit with your daughters. We try to minimize the cable or dish bill. We probably could if we used NetGalley or Roku which we don’t.
    I hope you are all better from sinus issues.
    I like all of your new books. Happy Reading!

  5. Katherine

    We didn’t have cable when we lived in Memphis and I was perfectly happy with just YouTube TV but our internet just isn’t quite reliable enough here to just rely on streaming but I’m considering giving it a try! Have a great week!

    • Kimberly

      We were paying for cable but also have Prime, Netflix, Disney+ so we were paying for both and a DVR box. Plus an extra $49 for unlimited cable. We ditched the cable bill which was over 300 a month… and have Fiberoptic, unlimited internet for $60. (fixed for life) and added a few channels. We’re spending close to $400 and now pay $127 total. It’s like a car payment… which is the exact words I used to get my husband to agree. Now he tells everyone about how fast his internet is, and was surprised that all of our neighbors ditched cable years ago. Smh.

  6. Jinjer

    Ahhh good for you!!!! I’m going to drop cable…er, Satellite Dish, as soon as I can figure out if and how I can still get Mom’s local (small town Arkansas) evening news and her Golf channel. That’s all she watches and since she’s 94 years old I don’t want to take anything away from her just to save money, ya know? There’s gotta be a way to get those two, I just need to take the time to research.

    • Kimberly

      Check out digital antennas (inside and outside) https://amzn.to/3zeM7Di . Also YouTube TV ($69 a month offers all sports) The nice part you can use App during season and delete the rest of the year. We have friends who get it for football and cancel after. No hassle, no contracts etc. Good luck!

  7. Lisa Mandina

    I really need to cut the cable cord. But there are just a few channels I still watch, including local channels. I need to figure out how to use the antenna thing I have so that I can cut the cable. Because yes, the bill is ridiculous! Good for you!

  8. Lori Caswell

    I think I need to get and read How to be a Badass Detective as soon as possible.
    I am so happy you had fun with your daughters.

    Have a great week!!

  9. Lola

    That sounds fun you spent Friday night with your daughters! And that’s great you could save so much money by ditching the cable. I hope you’ll have a great week!

  10. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

    How lovely to have an evening with your daughters!

    We ditched cable years ago, and rarely miss it. (Except I do miss PBS. We are too far away from cities to get decent TV reception.) We spend a bit on streaming services, but not as much as the cable bill.

    Have a lovely week!

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    • Kimberly

      This was my issue for years.. My husband and his sports. I complained when the cable hiked our bill last month and he said, cancel it. I had a new service ordered in 5 mins and three days later it all happened. We can stream different services to get the sports he wants. Unlike cable you can drop services during months you don’t need them. Now you live in Jersey and should be able to use an antenna to get Philly sports which is all my hubs cares about..lol.

  11. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books

    We ditched cable/satellite years ago and don’t miss it. We have various streaming services that meet any kind of viewing needs we have… Basically, as long as we have an internet connection we’re all happy, lol. 🙂

    Hope you have a good week!

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  12. RO

    Yay to spending time with family! And very cool to ditching cable. I got rid of it, except for the Internet, and total savings are $1680 per year. AND I get even more channels now than I had before. Cable prices are truly outrageous, and you’d think they’d lower them with so many people cutting the cord these days. Sending lots f hugs, RO

  13. Mareli @ Elza Reads

    Hi Kimberly! We haven’t had the South African version of cable for 4 years now. I don’t feel as if I miss a thing! We still have Netflix and that’s more than good enough!

    Have a good week ahead and take care of yourself.

    Elza Reads

  14. Jen at Introverted Reader

    How fun to spend time with your daughters!

    We gave up cable years ago and rarely miss it. But it’s easy to add so many subscription services that we might as well have a cable payment! Not really but we do have to keep an eye on that.

    Enjoy your week!

  15. Greg

    That’s a long time, but honestly I quit cable too a while back and don’t miss it much. I mostly watch Netflix and Prime now. there are times though when I miss just having certain shows on in the background, like the Weather Channel lol…