I actually printed them out so I could have them next to me while trying to find stuff in the lst file. Made it easier to "flip" back and forth between the two. It took a long time to print both books and I can't recommend that anyone else do it. LOL. But I am still a little old school and like pages sometimes.Please do read those manuals, they answer (almost) all questions, They are pretty big, but stick with it.
I will have to download the a9l bin and try comparing some of that to my lst file as well. I haven't gotten very far yet and anything is a big help.
I think I got the dir file cleaned up pretty well, so hopefully that will help me some as well. most likely still many errors in it, but to err is human.
Thanks for all the tips and I welcome anything you guys can offer me, good or bad. I am learning.