I'm gonna start up Monday Minis again, and at this time seems the only feature I have time for, so sorry if you were looking forward to encounters and tiles. I hope to get back to those at a later time.
As for finding gaming in the area I have signed up to meetup.com, which has a local D&D meetup group. Rae and I are planning on attending their February meet. Hopefully life will agree with this plan.