I wanted to give a quick update on our two weeks without DishTV.
We cancelled our service on March 28th and so far, so good. My son and I have continued our Monday night library dates and he picks out a new DVD each time. Sometimes, he picks a movie or sometimes a TV series, but either way, it keeps him occupied for the week.
We also discovered we get a free PBS channel that is kids shows 24/7. He's now really into Nature Cat and the Wild Kratts. He made one comment about wanting to watch Muppet Babies, but hasn't brought it up since.
I find we're playing a little more Uno and other games instead of watching TV and now that it's getting warmer out, we're outside more too.
I'm staying up to date with Grey's Anatomy and This is Us with Hulu, but beyond that, with my husband's new work schedule and trying to stay on top of things at home, I don't have time for much else.
So, conclusion so far we made the right choice! We had no reason to pay $75/month when we're equally happy without it.
Last week, my husband's job put out the job bids again. They do this every quarter, or anytime the boss needs to adjust things. Based on seniority, he is able to choose which job/schedule he wants to be on.
He had been working a Monday through Friday bid job about 45 minutes from our house. He'd been getting around 40 hours per week and was home for dinner or at least bedtime most nights of the week.
Starting this week, he swapped to a different job that is an hour and fifteen minutes away, which is a bummer. It's still a Monday through Friday bid job, which is excellent, as he stays with our son when I am away at horse shows or giving riding lessons for my business. We also like to have weekends off together when I am not busy with my side business.
The hours are longer however, he's had 12 hour days each day this week so far and foresees the work being steady like that for the next few months. That means he leaves the house at 7:15am and doesn't get home until about 10:00pm each night. It also means 60 hour week paychecks, which are going to bring us HUGE progress on our next goal of paying off the truck.
I'm trying to pick up the slack around the house, taking over some of the chores he normally does, as well as handling all the meal planning and lunches, so these extra hours don't cause us to go off track in other categories like groceries. So far so good. I mean, it's been 4 days, but we are on track! :)