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Old 09-26-2012, 07:17 AM
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old guy student?!?

well
i decided to further my education by attending CNM this fall.
i want to learn to be a welder.

havent gone to school in 31 years.
this oughta be interesting....

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this time i wont be chasing skirts pounding booze and generally getting loaded.
so mebbe THIS time i'll learn sumpin?
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this time i wont be chasing skirts pounding booze and generally getting loaded.
so mebbe THIS time i'll learn sumpin?
I hope you do learn heaps. As i am a retired teacher, i wreckon that if you dont learn something new every day, then its a boring day. I had a short welding course going for kids who wanted to learn the trade and its one of the most useful skills for garage work. I have a small gasless mig ( about $700) and its used about once or twice each day.
Good luck and why cant you still chase skirts anyway.
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i am enganged to a great gal.
who just happens to share my passion for cool cars and powerful firearms.
yep she's a keeper.
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Well that changes things if you have a keeper who is fond of firearms. You have to behave.
When you get those annoying accidental welding flashes we all put up with, the most soothing colour for the eyes to look at is "green". i cant remember why but it seems to work.. Also I always got my students to say "eyes" before they started welding so onlookers would turn away. I guess you would have passed that stage already. Just today i was talking to an ex -student who used to be in my metal class who is into vehicle mods now and loving it.
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cost ?

I few years ago I took a Streed Rod Panel Fab Class at UVU, The cost for Us Grandpa's over 65 was only $ 105, plus $ 100 for a spot to leave your car in full time. Classes were 4 hour per day 5 days per week for 8 weeks. Regular students had to pay over $1000, and a lot of them were late, missed classes. The instructor let me use the magnetic brake, the lathe, and milling machine, Hands OFF for the kids, Check out an all aluminum body one of his students built in class, Google " Chris Davenport aluminum 40 Willys"
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I thought you were never too old to go back to school as long as you are above dirt and have your mind.
I went back to finish my degree when the kids were little. Not that it's done me any good, I'm still driving a truck but now I'm having health problems that could force me out of a truck I do have that. I'm now wondering if I shouldn't go back and finish that Master of Information Services degree that I'm a few hours short of. So I might be joining you in the old guy in school category.

Good Luck and study hard. I found I was way more motivated to study when I was married with children.
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I thought you were never too old to go back to school as long as you are above dirt and have your mind.
I went back to finish my degree when the kids were little. Not that it's done me any good, I'm still driving a truck but now I'm having health problems that could force me out of a truck I do have that. I'm now wondering if I shouldn't go back and finish that Master of Information Services degree that I'm a few hours short of. So I might be joining you in the old guy in school category.

Good Luck and study hard. I found I was way more motivated to study when I was married with children.
Definitely go back and finish that Masters. If you are only a few hours short then there is no question. You will just have to do it especially if you are going to exit the truck. Here in Aus there is an expiry date on how long you can leave and return to courses. Maybe worth an email or phonecall to your ed. institution there to be sure..
good luck to you, go get that Masters and enjoy it.
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