Some more progress!
It's come to life and I'm making good progress, even if I did have to spend the last 3 days making pickles.
Our next door neighbor gave us a bushel of cucumbers, many of which were over sized. I have made some dehydrated slices with ranch seasoning on them -not bad, some muffins with grated cukes -pretty good, and 14 quarts & 5 pints of bread & butter pickles. I don't want to see any more cucumbers for a long time.