this is a friendly forum and as such its nice to see 1st posts in the 'welcome' section..
and with your location in your profile you may get a welcome from members who might live close enough to offer hands on help OR to get your lasers metered for free.
you will also get friend invites and +reps added to your score.
Not too late to make a great first impression.
I hope you are in TEXAS== we are currently working on a laser meet in late OCT.
& you are invited!!