Hey guys, my name is Joel and I'm from Northern Nevada near Lake Tahoe.

I'm 37 years old and decided to go back to school a few years ago. I am in the home stretch (final semester for my degree) and am taking an Intro to Java class (CS135) for one of my science credits. I have no idea what I am doing. We are using "Java Programing: Ninth Edition" in class and each week I seem to get farther and farther away maintaining competency. There are 6-weeks remaining in the semester and I'm coming to you begging for your help and guidance. In order for me to pull this one out I will need your guys. Most of my writing will probably make your heads spin and for that I apologize. Also, I will most likely be close to zero help at this point with my limited knowledge. Hopefully things will get better, and I will be able to contribute more in the future, as I have had fun learning so far.