Life without Television
When my family’s only television set went to the repair shop the other day, my parents, my sister and I thought we would have a terrible week. How could we get through the long evenings in such a quite house? What would it be like without all the shows to keep us company? We soon realized, though, that living without television for a while was a stroke of good fortune. It became easy for each of us to enjoy some activities alone, to complete some postponed chores, and to spend rewarding time with each other and friends. First of all, with no television to complete for our time, we found plenty of hours for personal interests. We all read more that week then we had read during the six months before. We went to the library to pick up some books. All of us got two books each, except my dad, he only pick one but bigger than the ones we chose. By the middle of the week we all have finished all two books and my father was still reading his. We each also enjoyed hobbies we had ignored for ages. For example getting together organizing old and new photos in a scrapbook, and dividing the gardening duties of planting, watering and weeding among family members. In addition, my sister and I both stopped procrastinating with our homework. We realized that we could do homework a lot faster than when we had the television. It was a miracle; we did a schedule for the homework because we notice that for the first time in a long time we both had all our homework done and ready for the next day. Second, we did chores that had been hanging over our heads for too long. There were many jobs around the house that had needed attention for some time. My father somehow managed to repair some doorknobs that were broken for the long time. My sister and I painted the wall in our rooms, and mom clean out the kitchen cabinets. We also had a chance to do some long-postponed shopping. We went to the store to buy some groceries and stuff that was need at the...
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