We are never too old to learn and never too old to deal with what has been put off.
I have decided to tackle both by signing up for a welding course at the local community college.
My friend did an exceptional job installing my floors and heater channels; I found myself envious at times as he made it look so easy. He is entirely self taught, honing his skills over the last 27 years on British cars and other projects.
I am ashamed to admit that I was intimidated by welding and always avoided it. Relying on others is fine on occasion, but not something to make a habit of.
My friend has a young family and a demanding work schedule these days. In conversation he has told me he feels badly about not getting the Beetle finished; I always make sure to show appreciation for all the hard work he has already put in. Without him, the project would have never gotten off the ground.
It is definitely up to me to take things over the finish line.
With formal instruction I hope to gain the confidence to do my own work. The course runs from Mid-September until the end of October, every Saturday morning for four hours.
I am very excited to take on this new challenge!
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