Repeating my post so that it doesn't get lost among the vitally interesting discussion of forum policy. (If anything happens perhaps the off-topic posts will get split off and exiled to the site-related forum.)
Monito wrote: "Are you up north permanently? Or is it a renewable term job or some other arrangement that lets you come down south, say to Halifax, from time to time for a few weeks. If so, ship your film to a drop point you can pick it up from and then you can develop it yourself in a few big sessions. Kind of does the "no instant gratification" thing real big!"