I'm in the middle of building a darkroom. I bought some S/H gear including some old paper and chems.
Tonight, even though I haven't built my sink yet, I thought I'd have a quick play and see if there was any life left in the chems. Mixed it up, not too accurately as I wasn't expecting great things. Set up a neg (lab developed), and set a time using the sensor on the philips timer I inherited with the enlarger. No test strips or anything, as I didn't expect much of a result.
I have NEVER made a print before in my life and........... it came out. First time. And it's decent! Will it last? I don't know as I don't really know how good the fixer is.
But, WOW. Its a great feeling. First print ever! I'll put it in the gallery when its dry.