In frustration, I removed all folders and files added for the CMS, shut it down for the night, and started over the next morning. This time it worked. Now to see how it will work with a full site and not just a trial page. Really hoping this will allow clients to do their own small updates as needed.
I did not have any of the issues of it doing anything to my already created web pages or messing up my temp site. Not really sure how that would/could happen. That would be a really scary thouhgt.
Now, hoping I do not run into any issues when I need to install it on the live server. :-)