Hi Geoff and Lone:
First, I'm writing from the hospital in pre-op (Tracey is having here second kidney angioplasty and stent insertion) she is right here, getting fluids before they will take here to the O.R. This procedure is a bit more risky than the first, the left kidney goes back toward the heart quickly and any chucks that are removed from the blockage in her artery could cause trouble quickly - it is a specialized procedure, a cardiac surgeon does it, not a renal. It is about an hour before they take her in. Please keep her in your thoughts :)
Back to Ventrilo - thanks Geoff for seeking Aussies to fill the void, surely a better hour for your group would be a real help in getting a larger participation and with normal local hours. For those who don't know, I have spoken to Geoff (as well as had him stay with us for several days) and talked to Lone several times. Not to mention Geoff and a friend named Ken who is a friend of Geoff's.
We have lots of room (30 slots for members to interact) and lots of down-time cause most the state-side members are in bed or working when Aussies are doing daily/evening stuff. It is ideal to take advantage of and I hope you get a good turn out.
I still scratch my head wondering why more members don't join in Ventrilo? Communication, learning and sharing live, making real friends and the inevitable face to face meetings :) Someday, we will have a NO DOWNLOAD VOICE CHAT if one becomes available to this forum software - I would hope when THAT day comes around, we will see a great many people in chat.
So, back to waiting, it will be a long day - I don't see myself home until about 8pm and it is almost 1pm now. Tracey will likely be home tomorrow. I'll update everyone how things go.