I took a break after this morning.
I did it all as suggested. I'm back to updated files but the db isn't.
Files according to the forum ACP are updated to 3.2.2 but the db isn't and I have no option to update just the db. The select "Update database" and click isn't selectable.
The only update offered is the whole enchilada to update and we know how that ends up.
I'm assuming this has to do with the db issue.
The "System" tab shows 3.2.2
The "General" tab shows it as 3.1.10