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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

FOTR 'Directors Cut' (aka EE) - sublime

Posted on 2011.06.15 at 16:58


Jo Ann
yeuxdebleu at 2011-06-17 02:34 (UTC) (Link)
How nice of you to think of me. The nearest place the new versions of LOTR will be shown is Boston...4-1/2 hours away. *sigh*

I hadn't watched any of the three films for a couple of years, but about three months ago, I watched all three EEs and the bonus material in a week. It was really nice to see them again.

As for my Internet, on July 7th I will have had Broadband for two years. I'm finally out of the dark world of dial-up and into the light. There is still no cable or DSL here, but we broke down and got satellite Internet. Although it's not as fast as cable, it's a world of difference from dial-up. The only problem is heavy cloud cover or heavy rain. When that happens, our dish can't see the satellite. But it doesn't happen often and is a very small price to pay to be rid of dial-up.

A New Hampshire based company is in the process of installing wireless Internet for people here now as fast as they can. It offers download speeds of 5MB or 10MB. And their 10MB is $30/month cheaper than we pay for 1.5 - 2MB with satellite. We plan to switch to that later this summer. There have been some bugs and we want to give them time to work them out.

Now if we could just get cell phone service. I don't know if that can ever happen though because we are completely surrounded by mountains.

But suffice to say, I'm a much happier camper now that I was two years ago.
mechtild at 2011-06-17 02:44 (UTC) (Link)
Whoa! Wireless internet is a-comin'? That's awesome. The price is good, too. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!, that it's sooner rather than later. :)

Yes, 4/12 hours is too far. I'd go that far for other things, the LOTR Symphony, or the concert-to-film performances -- assuming I had the money and free time to do such things, but not a screening of a movie, even LOTR.
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