Painter Lady is done and gone. You shouldn't have to ever hear about her again.
Now. back to normal life stuff:
I'm still trying to decide what to do about tv service once we get into the house. I want to save money compared to what I was spending, but I also want it easy for DH to access.
When we moved and I put our Dish satellite service on "pause" for $5 a month, we were paying $83 a month. I can't remember which channel package. I think Top 240. The reason I like Dish is DH can push the power button on the remote and easily go to whichever channel he likes.
There are cheaper Dish plans I could probably switch to, but to get local channels (which I want) and cable news (he likes Fox News) added to their $37 "flex" package, it would be $60 a month.
We also have Netflix (well, when my DD gives me a gift card for a gift, which she usually does now) and Amazon Prime, that I access both via our Firestick. DH doesn't understand how to switch over to those, even though I've shown him numerous times, so he never watches anything on there unless I'm watching or I do it for him.
I'm also considering dropping Dish and going with either Hulu Live or YouTubeTv with live tv. Hulu is $45/mo and YouTubeTv is $40. Hulu I could access with my Firestick that I already have (but pay an extra $5 more than YouTube. If I go with YouTubeTV I'd either need to get a Google Chomecast or Roku device to stream the service. Neither are super expensive, but on the flip side, Amazon Prime isn't available to watch through either of those, is my understanding. Plus, from my understanding the Google Chromecast is only operable from your phone or tablet, not a remote control.
Plus, I want turning the tv on and getting to his favorite channel(s) as easy as possible for DH, without him having to ask me to do it every time. He likes to watch tv after I go to bed and the last thing I'm going to want is to have to keep getting up to change the channel for him! LOL.
I'm thinking of just sticking with the Firestick (though maybe getting an updated one. The one I have I got several years ago). With that we can do Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime. I will have to just keep showing DH how to use it, until he figures it out. That would save $38 a month over what I was paying for Dish.
When we moved and I put the service on "pause" we were 6 weeks from our 2 year Dish contract being up, so it's not over yet, as far as I know. We are still under contract. I'm probably wrong, but my understanding is if I cancel the service before our contract is up, I have to pay $20 a month for the 2 months I'm short. At least, that better be all it is!
DH keeps telling everyone, "I haven't missed tv a bit!". Whatever!! He doesn't tell them he watches Fox news every night on our computer screen, via signing in my mom's xfinity account. Same way he was able to watch Gold Rush every Friday night the past few months, Hello! that's tv you are watching! haha. We are getting tv service. I like watching shows in the evenings and I like watching them on a tv better than a tiny ipad or a computer screen. I sit at my desk all day long. The last thing I want to do to watch a tv show is sit at my desk some more.
I know there are other streaming options out there, that are cheaper, or a combination of more than one might be cheaper, but to get the channels we actually watch Hulu or YouTubeTv are the best options. It will be hard enough teaching DH how to access one, I'm not going to have more than one.