Hey there, Henry!
Welcome to APUG. I hope you'll watch the New England regional threads for one of our local gatherings and join us sometime. Brockton is where my daughter lived until a couple of years ago, and I have fond memories of a few meals at a Brazilian restaurant there. I, too, have been doing some "redneck engineering" to create a darkroom after having an institutional one available to me for the last 25 years and I find that while it takes a bit more creative thinking, you can make almost anything work if you want it to. Keep shooting.