I started my engine maintenance class tonight. It is interesting, but I can tell that I have a lot to learn. The principles of various engines and their characteristics are somewhat foreign to me.
I am really tired after a day of studying from my other class and not getting back late tonight from the one on engines. Dave was right: I am busier in retirement than when I was working.
So I'm going to go to bed because my head hurts and my eyes are bleary from reading. I'll close with an engine joke:
A gynecologist was getting sick of his job and decided that he needed a career change. He'd always enjoyed tinkering with engines so thought he'd become a marine diesel mechanic.
So he went along to marine mechanics school and the final test was to strip the diesel engine completely and reassemble it - obviously back into perfect working order. So our gynecologist friend did the test and anxiously awaited the result.
The day he received the results he got quite a surprise, he got 150%! He quickly phoned the instructor and queried the mark.
The instructor said, "No no that's right. First I gave you 50% for stripping down the engine-a very thorough job. Next I gave you 50% for reassembling it - a fantastic job really. Then I gave you a 50% bonus for doing it all through the exhaust port."