Welcome to our forum.
I hope you get things worked out with Locke, and find a solution to your trapped-in-a-small-town situation. If there's anything we can do to help, let us know. Sometimes it helps just to have a listening ear, which you might not get as much of in "meatspace." One of the important reasons why this website exists.
Have a look around at our various threads, and let us know of any thoughts or questions you may have. Glad to have you aboard.
Love means never having to say, "Put down that meat cleaver!"