It's never too late. Start here: http://www.apple.com/support/mac101/
Most of it will seem pretty remedial to you, but perhaps you may find something useful.
If you're more inclined to read books, I recommend David Pogue's The Missing Manual series.
People accustomed to Windows are usually shocked that the Mac needs almost no care and feeding. Macs are designed to be used, and stay out of the way of what you're doing - if you're actually getting your work accomplished, that's intentional.
There are video and text tutorials available > Apple product tutorials
And here > Apple - Find Out How - Mac Basics
Even though you live in a rural town you may be able to locate Apple - User Groups
For help switching from Windows to Mac > Apple - Support - Switch 101
And in case you need help nagivating Apple Support Communities > Apple Support Communities - Tutorials