Perhaps broken by phone calls from the office, we'll see. I am taking tomorrow off to keep Miss D for the day. Daddy has a healing knee and other stuff to do, and I do too. Miss D and I will go to the pool and hang out. And I'll update my resume, and plan my exit strategy. Because exiting, or at least knitting my own parachute, truly seems like the wisest course.
So, that stuff about frugal living? Yes, I will be living it, in a boring reality.
Coincidentally and suddenly, my FB feed is full of people looking for alternatives to cable TV. Cable providers should feel very afraid.
And coincidentally, my THIRD (or is it FOURTH?) DVR in 3 years just freaking died. I'm done. The shows I've been recording are available online, and I can watch them right here on this old iMac, with better picture and sound. I'm going back to Apple TV/Roku sticks on the TVs, and the digital adapter to get local channels. I have no idea why DVRs now die like flies, but they do, and I am billed for both the box and the service. My cable bill is about to reduce by at least a bottle of wine a month. I tried to call tonight to tell them this, and got a perpetual busy signal.
This cable company (Bright House Networks) wasn't like this even a few years ago. I had one DVR box for, oh, God, 5 years? Now, they are more expensive and more bells and whistles, and have the life expectancy of a housefly. I just don't need the annoyance, or the extra cost for something I don't use all that much. I really don't watch that much TV. Local news/weather in the morning and a handful of shows I can find elsewhere. And, judging by my FB friend list, I am hardly alone in my evaluation of media consumption.