Well I've started my class. It's auto 101 at the local Austin Community College. It's a prerequisite to get to diesels, so I'm happy to take it. My initial impression? Damn I'm old.
I will say age has it's benefits. Tests are easy, studying is fun, I have money
for tuition and things like safety
glasses. This is a far cry from my college days. Studying for a degree in finance was a lot harder. But then everything is harder when you're hung over, working 2 jobs, trying to chase girls and are in a general state of 20-something dumb-assery. The kids
in my class are great... except for that one know-it-all guy.
The most frustrating part is the teacher is slow as molasses in winter
. But he's a good guy as well.
Next up, auto electric
. I was told after that class I would be able to trouble shoot almost any electrical problems and build a decent wiring harness. Gawd knows I have plenty of motorcycles lying around that I can practice on.
While diesel is 2 semesters away, I'm brushing up on basics and learning some stuff on the way. Hopefully I'll have something decent to report.
AND, next weekend my girlfriend and I are going to take an ASA docking
class in Kemah Texas
@Wotname- I like your approach. However, time and space are at a premium these days. I just moved into a new house and the garage is a disaster. I'll get it cleaned out pretty soon here. One problem is all these damn motorcycles...
Thanks for your comments guys. This is an incredible resource.