Sunday, August 7, 2011

Taking a Sabbatical

After some discussion with my husband, we've decided to do something akin to Dave Ramsey's debt diet and therefore we will be getting rid of our $50/month cable Internet connection this week along with a few other things we think we can live without.  Let me say though, it's going to be hard to live without the Internet and email!  (What will I do without Google?)

It's hard enough starting out as a young family, but this economy has really been the pits.  We have a little bit of consumer debt that we want to go ahead knock out while we're in a good position to do so, hopefully leaving us with less worries hanging over our head if things should go south.  We also have some costly repairs we need to get done on the house that we'd like to save up for and pay in cash.  It just seems like the most pragmatic thing to do and we both faintly remember what life was like before the computer took such precedence and we're pretty sure we'll survive.  ;)

Also, considering how much I will really be able to get done around here without any time distractions, all in all, it's shaping up to look like a really good idea and I think it's something that God could bless in our lives.

So this will be my last post for awhile... I may try to do an occasional update from the library if I get a chance and I will still check my email there from time to time.

It's going to feel pretty weird, living "unplugged" after all this time.  I might even go through a little withdrawal.  We're keeping the electricity on, so don't worry--I'm not going completely Amish.  Ha.

I'm really going to miss all of my blogging friends.  A special thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read my ramblings and leave such nice comments.  I've really enjoyed the feeling of community and chatting about our shared interests.  Take care, everybody!


  1. Good luck and hope to hear from you again when you are able to come back. Good luck on your finances. Hope everything turns out.

  2. I am praying that all is well with you and the family - I have missed reading your blog! My husband and I went through the Dave Ramsey plan and paid off over $26,000 in debt in 18 months. It is so freeing not to have debt payments! We freed up $900/month in revolving debt payments. And just recently, we cut the cable, which I thought hubby would NEVER do! That in itself is saving us $75/month.

    I hope you come back to the internet soon. As I said, I miss reading your posts. I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award for when you get back!