Cherohala Skyway

Cherohala Skyway

Monday, July 26, 2010

Painting

Well the temperature is 99 degrees and we just came inside our front porch painting project.  We've been working for about an hour or so, then coming inside, drinking ice cold water, and cooling off.  It's shady where we're working and we have a fan on, but it's still 99 degrees and very humid.  We feel like we're making progress though, a little at a time.  That's about all that we can do in this stifling heat.

We started watching a good movie on tv last night.  We've been seeing advertisements for The Pillars of the Earth.  It's a mini-series set in 12th century England.  It's playing now on the AMC channel.   It's pretty good and we're hooked.

I  set it up on Tivo, and it had already recorded about 5 episodes, most of which were duplicates, and I didn' t know which was the first episode.  I checked on Netflix and was surprised to find it in available for instant streaming and since we have a Roku player we can watch it there. That way I know I am watching it in the right order.  If you have Netflix you can watch it through your computer, Tv, Roku player, or Wii player.  Our preferred way is through the Roku player, but any of these ways work just fine.

So if you get a chance try this mini-series.  It's has some interesting characters and a very good story line.  In fact, I'm about ready to catch episode 3.


11 comments:

  1. I read the books from Ken Follett and was thrilled there would be a miniseries. I didn't realize it would be on AMC...a channel we have...but saw ads for it on Starz...which we don't. Now I'll have to go see if I can find it!

    If you haven't read the book, I highly recommend it. Huge, but so worth it!

    Paula :)

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  2. Paula,
    Thanks for the tip. I just purchased Pillars of the Earth for my new E-Reader. It was only $6.99, and you are right, it's a huge book, 883 pages. I am so enjoying the mini series that I know I'll love the book and will get more out of it. Thanks again, I hadn't thought about getting the book!

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  3. Okay, I know I'm way behind the times, but what is a Roku player?

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  4. Jim and Sandie,
    A Roku player is one of my new favorite things. We subscribe to Netflix where we can order one movie at a time. They send us the DVD and when we finish we send it back and get another one. That's for $9 monthly. Along with that fee we can stream/download free as many movies as we want from their instant library.

    You can watch them directly on your computer, or hook your computer up to your tv and watch it through the tv. That works but you have to stop/start and all that through the computer.

    We bought a Roku player for about $80 that automatically picks up all the Netflix instant movies we have selected. We just pick the movie, hit play and go. What's nice is that if it's a series with multiple episodes, you don't lose track where you are like you can easily do on a DVD. It's kind of like a DVR for Netflix. It's hard to explain how nice it is, but we love ours. You can also do the same thing through your Wii or Play station (I think) if you have one.

    We got spoiled with our Tivo. It's just so easy to quickly watch a program that I really hate to use the DVD player.

    Hope this helps. I didn't know how much info you needed regarding Netflix, so I just started at the beginning. It took us a little while to learn all the in's and out's of Netflix, but we like it a lot, especially with Roku. We don't get that many movies by mail, mostly instantly. I think they have over 60,000 instant. Of course the newer movies aren't there, but there is a good choice.

    Just trying to keep up with all the latest technology.

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  5. Duh, I'm still confused. Does the Roku player hook up to your TV or your computer? I guess my real question is this...let's say I have a TV, a laptop, an aircard, a Roku and a $9 Netflix subscription. If I "stream" a movie instantly, would it be coming thru my aircard onto my laptop and using up my Verizon data amount?

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  6. Maybe we (Sandi and me) need photos and a flow chart???? Ha ha

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  7. Margie,

    The Roku hooks directly to the TV.

    It gets it's signal wirelessly from our router.

    If you are using your aircard, yes, you would use up minutes/data.

    You could use the Netflix streaming, if you had free wifi and not too many other people using it at the same time. If too many people at once tried to stream, it would be too slow. We were able use the streaming in Keaton Beach where we were the only ones there during the week and had the wifi all to ourselves.

    Verizon is supposed to be coming out with unlimited data usage again some time in the next year (per Verizon rep).

    If you get to an area where you could stream movies, you can get Netfix month by month, so you could cancel when you wanted. You do not need a Roku box to stream their movies. You could actually stream right to your laptop, or you could hook up from the laptop to the tv and watch on the tv. The Rolu just makes it nicer and easier.

    Hope this clarifies.

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  8. Gosh, I can not imagine painting when it's 99 degrees! Whew!

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    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard
    http://kareninthewoods-kareninthewoods.blogspot.com/

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  9. Gosh, I can not imagine painting when it's 99 degrees! Whew!

    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard
    http://kareninthewoods-kareninthewoods.blogspot.com/

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  10. Gosh, I can not imagine painting when it's 99 degrees! Whew!

    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard
    http://kareninthewoods-kareninthewoods.blogspot.com/

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  11. Gosh, I can not imagine painting when it's 99 degrees! Whew!

    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard
    http://kareninthewoods-kareninthewoods.blogspot.com/

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