Saturday, October 14, 2006

Decisons, Decisions

         

Hmmmm....for those of you that don't know me so well, I'm a procrastinator and not one to make decisions or changes in the technological area.  ROFL, who am I kidding?  I procastinate over which tags to use in  my entries.

Well....I am having DISH Network installed next Saturday.  This is being done for economical reasons.  As many of you know, I live in a rural area.  Sprint is the only phone carrier.  Armstrong Cable is it for cable.  I pay $66 a month for basic cable, and it's going up to $69 next month.  Ridiculous pricing.  Digital Cable starts at $80 a month for the 1st level with my cable co.  I want more stations.

I had to call Sprint about my DSL and phone bill the other day.  No one had ever informed me of the package deal I could have been getting.  My phone and DSL bill is $98.  Now, the kicker....I can get my phone and DSL for $54 with the package deal.  If I throw in DISH 120 (4 rooms, repair service included, 49.99 installation refunded in the first bill plus HBO and Showtime), I can get this all for $102 a month.  Did my math quickly.  I would be paying $167 for cable, etc. that I currently have.  So it appears to be a $65 a month savings with far more channels for the buck.

My fear is the DISH.  Does anyone have satellites?  Becky had a DISH and her dad has had one for a couple of years.  Our old house was in a wind tunnel.  My kids say their dad's DISH never goes out.  Mine will go on my weather side of the house.  I live on a bluff with tons of wind also.  Oy vay, now what?  My cable company totally po's me because the prices go up at least 4 times a year.  The DISH will remain at the price you first sign up for. 

I do have a month to cancel if I don't like it but then I'd have to pay the cable company to install my cable again.  Of course, I'm running circles in my head.  I'm salivating over the channels I'm going to be getting.

Opinions....Puhlease...lol

Feel free to snag the fairy tag at the top.  You can share them with whomever you want but please don't imply that you made it when you do share.  I have never made any rules with my tags.  That's not my thing.  But these tags take time and tons of practice and effort.  I rarely put names on them so that they may be snagged and used in your journals or wherever.  My gift to JLand so please be fair about this....

Nuff said...I don't like to be a biotch.

Have a great weekend!  Vivi nomination voting is right around the bend so I may be (take that back, will be) very busy so I may not get around to visit all of you.  I'm still catching up from this past week.

Love you all!  I was messing around with reflections.  If you would like the fairy siggy with your name, leave me a comment.  I'm not sure what I think of it but it does match the top tag...lol.

        

35 comments:

jeanno43 said...

I cannot really offer any advice as I know little or nothing about your systems over there.  I pay in your money, about 58 dollars a month just for aol. broadband.  We do have satelittle t.v. and never had any problems with the dish but we are thinking of giving it up as the programmes are just repeat after repeat and they keep putting the price of that up as well.

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

queeniemart said...

oh  please make me a tag with Lisa on it. Whoever lied and said your graphics were theirs needs slapped with a noodle.
The same thing happened with me about the cable....i went to Time Warner to pay the bill and she told me i could get HBO and SHOWTIME  plus the DVR box for $9 less a month! I said ok! It changed my life but i have went thru hell with that DVR box. I have heard DISH goes out in bad weather......a coworker has it and complains. I hope that is the exception and never happens to you.
LOVE YOU
lj

jckfrstross said...

have a good Sunday:)

Deb

chevyz71gurl74 said...

We have Dish Network...it's like $48 a month i believe...if i am correct, Jeff pays it...so i am guessing...lol  We have had it for several years, basically when they first came out...anyways...if you get it...i would get the DVR option which is only $5 more a month but you can record and pause live tv...it's so awesome..I haven't been able to talk Jeff into getting the DVR...UGH! men....but yeah ours does go out from time to time during thunderstorms or heavy snowfall....but for the price compared to how much cable increases....i can deal with that.  Plus you can get local tv channels for free too....or we do in my area....Good luck...I hope you like it!

Hugss..~Terri~

littlelady1699 said...

go for DISH....we have it and it is sooooo much better than cable! cable here cost at least 80 a month and DISH is 35 a month.....hummm dish is better!

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))Good luck with the cable thingy.lol.I have no clue baout it.I do know my sister has a dish and Hers is really good,enver goes out.I love your graffics.I sure wish I could learn how to do them.I would love to learn.Maybe one day i will.HAve a ncie Sunday and a good week ahead.

trick or treat through J-land

lisa41076 said...

Chris, woo-hoo congrats on getting a dish, love your fairies, Hugs Lisa

jlocorriere05 said...

I love the fairy Chris, could I have Jeannette on it please? When I use peoples graphics I nearly always link back to the person, I think it's only fair as you're all so generous with them! I know nothing about TV or dishes, I don't have a TV so no good asking me! Hope you can find someone who can advise you. Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/

krspkrmmom said...

*Coming out of the lurking shadows*

Satellite's not bad...I have DirecTV, and it's great!  The only thing is, at my house it goes out if there's a bad storm or something.  But that's it.  And you're getting Dish Network?  *little jealous* Get a DVR!!!  You get them for FREE, you know.  Just thought I'd let you know.

Have a good Sunday...
Annie =)

tpiez4me said...

We have had a Direct TV sattelite for oh gosh maybe 8 years.  It's great except during very heavy rain.  But, get this, last year's hurricane - we never lost the connection for more than one minute.....?????? go figure!
I like the spider fairy.....and that reflections thing is awesome.  One day, maybe one day, I'll get into the PSP type stuff...oh do I dare????

dwhee70041 said...

Chris,  We have very little TV reception here in the mountains and we are only 35 miles from the transmitters.  We purchased an 8' dish and thought the analog signal was great.  When digital was made available we made the switch.  We are very happy with DISH network.  We have the four set option with two TIVO units.  What a god send!  Do it and don't look back
....and that's what I think.
David

lanurseprn said...

We have cable TV in my house. Soooo expensive. I'd like to forget it all and get a good set of ol' rabbit ears!  Remember those?? LOL!
I'm considering a dish because everyone I know likes it. They say when the weather gets a bit windy or rainy it can cause static on the picture.  But, where I live, it's rare.  
Love your graphics. So pretty!  Thanks for sharing them Chris. If anyone is claiming to have made them they should be ashamed of themselves!!
Have a good weekend.
Pam

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

I have cable..and it rocks but am trying to get it down alittle the young man who set me up...loaded me down..have been talking to them about what to take off and what to keep..I have shared your graphics with my group before..I have also seen some of them tagged after ward..I stopped pretty much sharing D's cause..seen to many changed...now I see others that snag them too..and changed with no animation and such..I link back unless forgot most people in my group just delete what I send any way...LOL...but I have been asked to tag something you made...with their name...never took credit..if someone asks...I tag it if it is old them send them your link...i think I have sent everyones link in j-land...have to pimp my girls..lol...hope no one in my group took credit for you work!  Hugs,TerryAnn

jeadie05 said...

Hi Chris ,sorry I cant advise on the dish but Iwould certainly look into  it  it sounds a good deal and then all those channels has someone been saying the graphics you make are theirs thats bad ,you have made me some smashers ,I wonder if I could have a fairy sig one for me and one for my friend Caff please ,who loves fairys.....Jan xx  

rebuketheworld said...

I have a dish.....when its really rainy and stormy the signal can go down....but that happens maybe a few times a year...otherwise its pretty reliable...

~Raven
http://journals.aol.com/rebuketheworld/RandomThoughtsConnected/

ally123130585918 said...

Chris we have cable and lots and lots of different channels ~ I know you will enjoy it ~ Chris I would love a tag with "ALLY" on it it is really beautiful ~ Ally
http://journals.aol.co.uk/ally123130585918/Lifewithally

fuzilady said...

just started blogging again and came across your journal.  I LOVE having all my channels, and a lot of times you can get good deals.  The only thing with satelite is sometimes you have to either pay for your local channels or you don't get them at all.  
I love your fairy tag, can I have one with Jenny on it??  Please and thank you, LOL

Jennifer
check me out if you get a chance

chat2missie said...

I would love the bottom siggy with my name!  Both graphics are beautiuful.  I don't have satalite but my neighbor does.  Her only complaint is when it snows.  It doesn't seem to work real well then.  Good Luck.
Missie

princesssaurora said...

Ooh!  Sounds like a deal!  I have DirecTV... love it!

be well,
Dawn

imgr8phil said...

Good job doing the math and saving yourself some dough.  Have a good week ahead.

Phil

xxroxymamaxx said...

God, I'm so behind.  Looks like everyone is doing Trick or Treat thru JLand already?  Actually, I would love to have the package deal with my cable/phone/internet.....buttttt....Ryan HAS to have DirectV because they are the only ones who offer NFL Sunday Ticket. lmao.  And we PAY out the yazoo for that.  Ah well,       his one little vice...football.  I think the package deal is the way to go if the Satellite will work at your house!  Big hugs, Shelly

ravenjuiced said...

I have found that, the more channels I get the more frustrated I get at not being able to find anything worthwhile to watch. I've been quite happy with basic cable and no HBO or other premium channels. Costs me $35 a month.

Very cool graphics by the way.
Fred

helloimkara said...

Dosent hurt to give the DISH a try since that would be a good ammount of savings for you!  Love the tag!!!  I really need to learn how to make those.

Kara :)

oxobagladyoxo said...

We have satelite and i tell ya ... when it rains it goes out. Ugh! Hopefully it don't rain much where you are...lol Anyhow I hope you enjoy it. More channels for you buck is always a good thing.

Hugs,
Chelle

penniepooh said...

Chris, I`ll take that fairy tag with my name if you don`t mind. :)    
My brother has had the dish for years and it does go out on occasion during bad weather.
HUGS,
Penny

penniepooh said...

PS  Than you for all your hard work with the VIVI`s !
Love ya
pen

mariebm56 said...

Love your graphics, first time here.
~Marie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariebm56/PhotographsMemoriesToo

sugarsweet056 said...

I want the reflection one with  Sugar  Shack on it please. Hope your weekend will be good. I sent you an email re Grizzly.
Hugs, Sugar

springangel235 said...

I came by way of Sugar's journal in prayer for Grizzly, many hugs and love too,
Joyce

jlocorriere05 said...

Chris, I just heard from Sugar that Grizzly's in pain after his surgery. I hope the vet managed to get the teeth out and clean up the abscess, poor soul. I hate to think of him in pain. Jeannette xx  

my78novata said...

praying for grizzly and keep us posted on your fur baby. I have five dogs one is 14 one is 10 one is 5 one is 2 and one is ONE.

shermeen0621 said...

Awesome tag, I can only imagine the amount of time and effort that goes into them.
My parents in law live in FL and have DISH, but its true for them, if there's a storm or bad weather it does have a tendency to go out for a while. It can be a little annoying, but most of the time its pretty good. Hopefully you won't have too much trouble with them, you will be saving quite a bit!

Shermeen xx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/shermeen0621/PublicThoughts/

queenb8261 said...

I can't tell ya much about DISH.  I could rant for HOURS about  our cable company.  Talk about getting a gouging.  LOL LOve the tag and siggy.
Hugs, Barb

shayshaydc said...

I don't have a dish so I can't advise on that issue but the savings per month would certainly get my attention!!!!! Good luck with your decision!!!!  http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)

rdautumnsage said...

I love bumping into other animal lovers! Grizzly is in my prayers. I loved this tag with the water effect , would it be possible to get this with Indigo on it? Thank You!
(hugs for you and yours) Indigo