Looks like this worked. Ive been able to get my Mac operational again, and it appears as if I was successful in recovering my lost files. It is surprising how much I rely on my Mac, I never noticed until it was lost. I am still working on one of my backup PCs, but as soon as I finish reloading my programs everything should be gravy. Adobe issued an update for Premeire Pro which fixes all the glitches it was having. While I was able to salvage the files, the applications need to be re-installed….this will take a few hours.
A very appreciated thank you to Doug Cole who swung by my place at 130am after a long road trip to let me borrow his Mac Book to act as the bridge.