Bob-I've been working my way through these videos, and I just wanted to take a minute and thank you for putting this series together.  I wouldn't call myself an "absolute beginner" but instead would say that "I know enough about visual basic to be dangerous".  Thanks for the great review!  Also, I wouldn't worry too much about being around 16,000 days old - the number I calculated based on my birth date was about 22,000.  And I don't feel a day over 16,000!