It took a few years, but I finally convinced my family to cut the cable cord! This will save us over 1,200 dollars a year!
We haven't been watching much TV for the past year anyway, most shows are of such poor quality that I can't stand to have them on. When we want to watch something, we have been relying more and more on Amazon Prime. We can watch movies, documentaries and the few TV series that we like WITHOUT ANNOYING COMMERCIALS! Sometimes I don't know which is worse, the amoral programming or the amoral commercials.
Well, now I don't have to put up with either. Santa brought us a new 'smart' TV for Christmas (all our other TVs are 20 years old - or older!) so we can access Amazon prime directly from the TV. My husband also bought a digital antenna so we can pick up our local news channels for weather updates. It is an indoor antenna positioned close to a NE facing window. We receive 18 channels! Many of them show old TV shows and movies from the 50's - 80's. They are a delight to watch! (In moderation, of course.)
I wish I could have done this years ago! However, when you don't live by yourself, life is always a compromise. I am just glad it has happened now!
On another note, I apologize for my erratic posting lately! We are still looking for land and it has taken up much more of my time than I anticipated!