Oh, and one more thing. . . give yourself time. This (learning Morse Code) is like learning a foreign language. As we get older (we're not old yet, are we?), new languages are one of the hardest skills to learn. Don't beat yourself up. Make this a personal challenge, but the goal is to learn code, not necessarily in any specific length of time. Once you learn it, you'll have it for life. I'm another of those hams who have been licensed for a long time (57 years for me), but who were off the air for an interval (19 years for me). Once I fired up the rig after that long dry stretch, it only took me a week or less to get back up to speed. Learning Morse Code is work, but for those of us who use it all the time, it is well worth the effort. You will be a welcome addition to the group.