Sunday, August 16, 2009

Goal Achieved

One of our big time purchase goals was a flat screen Plasma TV. We watch and own a LOT of movies. Originally we wanted to get a 42". However, with the amount we had budgeted for the TV purchase we were able to get a 50" Plasma HDTV instead and two weeks ahead of time.

Between selling things on Craigslist, a yard sale (sold the old TV there) and saving part of our paychecks we picked the TV up yesterday.

In May we went down to basic cable to save some money every month. That meant we no longer got some of our favorite channels like HGTV, TNT, Travel Channel, TLC, Food Network, Lifetime (yeah - sometimes I do like that channel).

With the HDTV compatibility we get the HDTV stations of what we used to pay for with the digital converter box. Hello Anthony Bourdain, Samantha Brown, Leverage & Duff Goldman (Ace of Cakes)! The hubs is happy because he can get two ESPN channels and watch futbol (American soccer) as well as Rescue Me on TNT. I was able to watch Leverage on the TNT website a week later but now I can watch it the night its on.

Can't wait to play Wii ski on this thing!

The best thing about it? We paid cash - our credit cards are still pristine after paying them off a couple weeks ago.

Now we are saving for a new couch.

1 comment:

negative_net_worth said...

I'll bring the movie night popcorn! :)

Congrats!!! Enjoy your TV :)