Well, nice to meet you... Sort of.
Gotta say, to anyone out there on the fence about getting your license, DO IT! My total investment has been $60 ($45 for a Bao-Feng UV-5R) and $15 for the test. It's really a no-brainer. It costs less than a tank of gas!
The only studying I did was to download the No Nonsense Study Guide (http://www.kb6nu.com/tech-manual/
) and an iPhone app with practice tests (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ham-...367033758?mt=8
). I worked on both just when it was slow at work over the last month (which wasn't very often).