Ok, so maybe it won't have the same nostalgia as my first car or my first something else that people find memorable, but it's something.
Today I earnestly worked on my Pickit 1 until I got the lights on the board to light up based on what the dial on the board is set to.
I think I can best demonstrate what I mean with youtube.
Yeah, it's fun. My next step is to control a servo with it. If I keep working at it I may have that later tonight, or next week if I decide to get out of the apartment.