Well, someone has to troll the board, and it is a lot easier to find time for than playing around with the soldering iron.. Don't you just hate when real life gets in the way of a hobby!
Sorry if I sounded sarcastic. You have made a huge contribution to this thread and project. I sincerely appreciate your help and input. As soon as I get back to the states I can get back to giving this thread the attention it deserves!