Again, sorry for wandering off topic . . . the older I get the more I seem to do that!
You're right, there's lots to learn! I used to wrench on cars quite a bit when I was younger but for the last 20+ years I just haven't had time. A couple years ago I bought an old '74 chevy C-10 and my boys and I have had some fun wrenching on it. My 19 year old son drove it alot when he was 16-18 and now for some reason it's just plain "tired"! So now I'm thinking it needs a rebuild so I've rekindled my old gear head ways.
The weather here has been excellent the last couple weeks - 60s in the evening and 80s during the day . . . prior to that it was high 80s during the night and 100 to 100+ during the day! Just plain nasty!
McCook isn't the end of the world, but you can see it from there! <grin> Actually it's quite a hike west of me and quite a different climate - I'm in southeastern Nebraska, just south of Lincoln. This area is more green rolling hills, out west is more sandhills and stuff.
Well, back to trying to read this entire board in one sitting! <grin>