Thanks for responding, I just posted a message there but it says it has to be approved - looks like you were right, I have to be approved before that message will be public on the forum for others to see. Please let me know if I need to do anything else at this point, thanks again for your time.
Have you tried to post an intro message in the New Members Forum? If not, give that a try. We had a terrible rash of spam this past summer and had to put some rules in place to avoid clogging the forum with spam. If you post a message there, I will see it and approve you as a member and then you should be able to post elsewhere. Sorry for the inconvenience.