i was thinking (a rare occasion)
i saw in a post somewhere that someone said that having someone to speak to is invaluable, why not set up a voice chat room, i've seen it done and all you need is a mic and a conection to the net.
i may be well ahead of myself here (you may already have it for example) but this would be as i quote: "an invaluable resource"
take it into consideration
PS. i didnt know where to put this!?!