No, NO, everything is good! He's good, I'm good, Everyone is now on the same page.
I Actually sent an email to him just before I called him. He was a tad hurt, as he has truly truly never given me a reason to distrust him...at all. In fact, the way he got through the "selection process" is because everything about his life is pretty transparent. No multiple email addresses like "2hot4u" or anything: just simple names like joeinpaducahatyahoodotcom. And pics of grown children and grandchildren he adores and babysits for because they live nearby. His Facebook page is the same way.
As a matter of fact, I was thinking just before I called him, "Why have I been driving to Joe's city? Why isn't he driving up here to see me? " And a one point during the conversation I mentioned a task I had to do, and he quietly said, "You know, Nonesuch, if you invited me up on a Sunday, I could help you with that."
I did explain about the euphemism "playing Scrabble," because he actually does play the game with the little tiles with letters on them.