Who says good help is hard to find?!
That was my son when he was that age (seems like just yesterday). He's now at 24 running one of the departments at a local metal fab company in the engineering dept. One can never teach the value of a good work ethic young enough. Keep up the good work and suck the juice out of every moment. They grow up way too fast.
Interesting where and how we all get our buses. I'm in SC and flew to TX to drive it 1800 miles home sight unseen (other than the pics of the auction ad). I hear you on the apprehension. It is, after all, an adventure!! Glad you made it home fine.