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IStillPickUpPennies said:   This may sound silly to some, but I used to use a TV Tuner card to record most of my TV entertainment.  Then I went through the recordings and edited out the commercials.

  Instead, now I just wait and get the season DVD's for free from the local library.  If I can't get through all of the episodes before it has to go back, I can archive the remaining episodes on the hard drive, and we delete them as we watch them.

  It saves me a heck of a lot of time, and doesn't cost anything extra.  No more playing around with tuner card software, missing an episode, etc.  Plus, they can't cancel the show on you in the middle of the season if you are getting them a full season at a time, after the fact.

  I do that, plus
We have Netflix, so we watch past seasons of shows with no commercials whenever we want , vs the network schedule.
Occassionally we watch a current season like GRIMM and its so painful to sit though commercials knowing my life is ticking away....

I like going to the office for 10am, then be the last one to leave at 6:30, traffic is light, and I can take care of all the sudden emergencies that popup at 5pm.

I also love working from home whenever possible - saves 1.5 hr commute that day.

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