Thank you mates for your wise advice.
Worked my way through University in 1950's doing
menial work in its machine shop (e.g., sorting stock, cleaning
the lathes and milling machines, working on the very first
computer controlled milling machine ) when tuition
was $350.00/ semester during the first 2 years and
then when up to the exorbitant price of $450/semester.
Gained enduring respect for the machinists, especially the
old curmudgeon who served in Europe in WW1 working
on aircraft and weapons repairs. Learned more Middle English
( falsely blamed on the Anglo Saxons ) words and expressions.
Again my ineffable appreciation and respect for all you 'old
timers' ... we are not old, we just age well like single malt scotch.