"...due to the financially uncertain times ahead...money for email is
simply not there."
Since when does e-mail cost money? Unless you simply want to drop out
of sight, there is no reason whatever to give up e-mail or keep off
the Net. I have no income at all...and I have a bunch of e-mail
accounts, of which this one, and kc5blf@...
, are the most
frequently used. I access the Net with public computers; in this
little town (pop. ~9000), there are two places that have them. Also,
you can have a website of your own, at no cost, and without your own
computer. It's all VERY EASY!! For e-mail, try Yahoo, Hotmail, Net
Zero, etc, etc...there are dozens.