One of the features of many boards similar to this one that I find tremendously useful is a feature called Quick Reply. It puts a partially functional reply box at the bottom of every board page and you just type your reply in and hit enter and you are done. It doesn't allow smilies and some of the other bells and whistles, but those actually seem rarely used around here so it could be a big timesaver.
As much as the two of you post on this board, it might save both you a tremendous amount of time to put in that kind of feature. Might be worth your investigation in how to turn that on.