I’m over dramatic, I get it, but seriously, SERIOUSLY, this weather today? This high of only 91, the breeze? I could cry tears of joy. This summer has been soul sucking. I am so over it. So over the heat. So over the sun. So over the lack of rain.
If you’re not aware, about half the state of Texas is on fire right now. (That really isn’t much of an exaggeration.) My heart goes out to all those families in Central Texas whose homes and neighborhoods are burning right now.
We are safe from the fires where we are at, and this morning we sat out on our porch as a family for the first time in 4 months. The kids enjoyed the backyard while Scott and I drank our coffee and researched what to replace our cable and DVR with. It’s one of many steps we’re taking in hopes of mastering our finances and savings enough to maybe… possibly… hopefully move from here, to another town, to another home in a couple years.
It’s one of the more obvious things we can live without. We have a Wii with streaming Netflix. We have an iPad2 that I believe we can get a TV adapter for, which will allow us to stream anything to our TV from our iPad, including the Hulu Plus app.
Scott just got back from Radio Shack with all the materials he needs to make our own antenna. Yes, I told him we should just buy one. No, he wouldn’t listen. Yes, I hope he doesn’t electrocute himself. You all know how it goes with him by now, right?
Anyway, we looked into getting Apple TV or Roku, but neither of those seem to offer much more than we can get with what we already have. So, am I missing something? If we can get Hulu Plus from our iPad, and Netflix from our Wii, and then we have an antenna that lets us get local channels, that should be good, right?
Have you given up cable? What’s your set-up like?