Still didn't work.
I wasn't really out anything, but I didn't really gain anything, either.
When I started in this trade, most didn't expect me to make it. I didn't know how to turn wrenches or screwdrivers. I was a bit of a nerd in school and was really on an academic track before I got a sniff of girls and college was O-VER!
It took a few years, but I managed to get the hang of tools in my hands, but theory is still my strongest point and I think that it always will be.