Hi, my name is Robert and I'm from the Kansas City area. I'm new to this and I've spent the last couple of days just reading here on the forums. I bought a new MES 40 "for my wife" for Christmas and I can't wait to get to work with it. Unfortunately it snowed right away and I've decided to wait for slightly better weather for the maiden voyage. I've read the 5 day e-course, thanks Jeff, and learned some from it. So far I enjoy the website, I'll try to do my research before repeating the same questions as others have, I know how annoying it can get. And I look forward to getting to know some of you.