Honestly, any advice/technical suggestions will not be a bad thing for me...I'm completely in over my head when it comes to these issues, lol...I mean, I thought if I plugged my computer into any random socket that it would work! (Even I knew that not having it grounded was stupid, but I couldn't remedy that right away).
However, even though I am a bit ignorant (an American? Ignorant? LOL) when it comes to this stuff, I have no problem with putting the effort forth and learning! So, thanks for your advice, I'll make sure we don't cut corners over here.