This is a new chapter in my life. I watched my father build and fix things as I grew up. My job was to hand him tools, but as a girl, I don't think it occurred to either of us that these were things that I should become proficient at. Now, I must learn these things on my own, but I will always admire his self taught abilities. My mother is my inspiration for learning new things. She was brilliant and was my cheerleader. Without her, I'm sure I would never have had the courage to try so many new things. Learning makes life a very interested journey.