We haven't received our monthly bill to reflect our savings without TV yet, but I love not having TV! One benefit that I did not expect is we don't look at the clock in terms of-it's almost time for the news; or the two nights that we watched TV-it's almost time for CSI. We have tons of really nice CDs, especially hymns, and we've pulled those out and listened to them all day-except for when the boys are listening to children's songs. (Notice we aren't technology enough to use anything beyond CD's like an MP3 Player!) To me the house seems more peaceful with music instead of TV. Ram and I have gone to bed a lot earlier, not staying up to watch Leno. Ram has finished several books and I've read 1/2 a book which is a big accomplishment for me-since Lamb 1 was born I've only skimmed, not actually read a book. Ram and I are spending more time together after the boys are asleep too. :) (I'll leave it at that since my parents read this.)
With the internet and radio we can keep up with the news but we haven't been beat over the head with news about the woman with Octuplets nor do we have to listen about all the foolishness that Obama and Congress are doing now nor do we have to listen to the media idolize Obama. I don't miss that at all.
A problem that I didn't expect is both Ram and I want the internet at the same time. He's busy or gone all day so the evening is the only time he can use the computer. I'm home and I may skim e-mail or blogs, but I don't have time to post on my blog or use the computer to update our digital photos or things like that when I "have" to watch the Lambs. I'm sure Ram and I will adapt and come up with some kind of solution to this.
Just imagine, we didn't even watch that much TV and rarely had it on in the daytime and these are our results!