Re: No local lessons.
There is a ton of stuff online... youtube is good for various lessons and tutorials. Probably not as good as a personal teacher, but the price is right and you can do it on YOUR time. It's hard to stick with it, but if you find one or two things you need to work on and focus on those when practicing it doesn't take long to notice improvement in a certain area.
I get where you are coming from... been playing since I was a teenager and I'm 45 all of the sudden. Just getting back into it after 20 years off and having a lot of fun. Gets frustrating sometimes, but when I look back to where I was a year ago when I picked up my guitar again I notice major improvement. Still feel like a beginner though... So much to learn! Stick with it and try something new and different every now and then.