I call the high E string the first string and the low E string the 6th string because that's what I cobbled together from a self-instruction manual. I've seen some contradictory things on the internest.
Sometimes I think the internest should stick to cat videos.
Sometimes I think I should have stuck with air guitar.
I progress very slowly with the guitar and then I get stuck. Lot of fumbly stuckness lately. That's not a fret board, it's a fart barred. And pressure's building.
Of course, getting stuck is part of the process of learning. At least it has always been so for me. I learn in eccentric and asymmetrical ways.