I got my first print with my Duet AM8 (thats what I call it now that my Anet A8 is an AM8 with a Duet processor). Thanks everyone for your advice and help. Especially, @nhof , your basic guide was so helpful. It may seem simplistic to you but topics of polarity are helpful to the novice.
It took me a loooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnggggggg time but I took it slow as suggested. Also, I converted over to 24 volts in the process which meant new power supply, hot end, heated bed. Never thought I'd be Googling about Ohm's Law.
Learned a lot of things during the process and I hope to be able to help some others with the same conversion. Mostly, thank you all!