I would imagine that there is a broad range of experiences with any type of task. I am going to see how difficult it is to dig out a small corner and take it from there. A friend of mine who has a construction company suggested last night that I might want to rent a 20# jackhammer-he said that I could handle that. At least this is a start. Although a 'start' is usually never a problem with me-it is the 'completing' part that sometimes causes me trouble. I have no problem with ripping something apart and staring at it for 6 months pondering what to do after that-my husband is a patient man! Thanks so much for your comments!