Sunday, January 25, 2009
Well, we did it. We got rid of our tv. Oh, not the tv itself, just the cable service to it. We still use the tv to watch movies and play video games; we just don't have access to tv, and I couldn't be happier - and so is my bank account! Jerry and I have been talking about it for a while and we realized we really didn't watch that much tv. He watches the Weather Channel, I watch Food Network and PBS - and then only certain shows, if I remember to catch them on. The boys didn't watch tv at all. We decided that the little bit it was used just didn't justify the cost of it every month, so I had us officially uninstalled. Here's the weird part - they gave us a service disconnect date - and they came out and did whatever it is that they do - and we still had cable. Now this posed a moral dilemma. Technically, we were no longer paying for cable, but we still had it. Hmmm.....what to do....... Okay, that only lasted a short time before our conscience made us do the right thing and disconnect the box inside the house. Turns out, since we have to have digital coming in so that we have internet, if there is a box hooked up, we will still get tv. So for any cable employees or tattletales out there reading this, no, we're not getting free tv - technically, this would be stealing, and I don't know what your Bible says about it, but mine says it ain't right! Jerry and I decided that getting free tv just wasn't worth blocking any blessings that the Lord may feel inclined to bestow upon us! Oh, and thanks to that brother o'mine for being the voice of my conscience before my conscience actually kicked in on this issue! Maybe he'll be nice enough to let me link to his blog - I'll have to ask him. Anyway, off to roll out dough for cinnamon buns. Happy Sunday!
Monday, January 12, 2009
Friday, January 09, 2009
Yes, I realize the background of my blog is still Christmas. And no, there isn't anything I can do about it. At least not yet, anyway. The site to change the backgrounds is down for maintenance at the moment. I promise to have something fresh just as soon as I can. In the meantime, check out the slideshow I made! (in the post below - and it takes a while to load). Tom and Sam made one for her parents for Christmas and it was so good that I just had to try my hand at it. Tom and Sam didn't use specific software, though. They put it all together using various applications and stuff (whad'ya expect from a graphic arts student?!) I, however, cheated and found a great (and FREE!) program download from microsoft.com that works just fine for me. We won't tell Tom, though, after he went through all that work! Anyway, I have been spending inordinate amounts of time playing with the program. So, here's my first project - try not to be too harsh - I'm still learning. Enjoy!