Just to clear up the timezones issue (I hope)
Um. Eastern Standard Time (EST) for the USA is five hours behind GMT (Greenwich Mean Time - England)
Austin, Texas is one hour behind EST...
and the Pacific Coast (Seattle, California etc) is two hours further behind that.
(Footnote: I've figured this out but am still having trouble figuring out when to log on to talk to my Australian friends... I know that the east coast is either fifteen or sisteen hours ahead of my current timezone (EST, the USA) but I get confused with daylight savings and it is ALL TOO HARD... lol )