Welcome to DC Boressa!! We are glad to have you here, and you are right, there is no such thing as too late or too old to learn!! (and that very attitude will keep you young, vigorous, a key to the zest for life!!)
For the pork, do you have a pressure cooker? We have been inclined to do lots of meat recipes on pressure cookers rather than baking in the oven these days, it helps to keep the meat extra tender and juicy. If you have it, it may worth looking into this possibility!!