I started learning on thursday on codeacademy, and I now feel really comfortable doing all sorts of basic stuff.
Tables, links, style modifications. I am surprised by how much I can do already without much effort.
Of course there is still away to go before I can really say I am a web designer/programmer, but I really hope it stays this simple.
I will spend another week or two getting used to the bits of this I am still a little confused about.
Its gonna get even more complicated, but it'll be worth it. Its a valuable skill to have, personally for my own sites, and its a service I'll be able to offer others.