Did you know that now days you can do and listen to the ham radio on the internet. Lots of people communicate that way and can hook up with many repeaters computers in the their area and around the country and world. Is your ham license still valid? If so you should look into it there is lots of info on youtube and on the web about how to do it.
My family was into CB radios, long before the idea of using ham radios came to our town. Now lots of people have chosen ham over CB, and the only ones that still use CB are the truckers who use a lot of bad language. That is why lots of people don't talk on CB anymore.
I have become a full time caregiver to my mother and have very little time for anything else. We are redoing her house making it more handicap accessable, as well as, cleaning it up. It is very stressful and time consuming. Most times I have very little time for the internet or my favorite forums.
I hope all here are managing in this very cold weather. It is -0 degrees out tonight and heaters are being strained to their limits trying to warm houses. I hope it is better where all of you live.