I was able to maintain .03 the entire day. After 10 hours, I opened the primary completely, opened the MPD a bit to give the burn some giddyap. After 10 minutes, shook and rodded, then let it get comfy, then add some coal and allow it to establish itself. Then I closed the damper and set the primary to my normal setting. So far, so good. I have to say, it's hotter than blazes in the house. Had to open the door for some relief.
To liven it up I brought it up to .07 and after coal was added and established, I throttled it back down to .03.
The mano has helped me to see changes immediately instead of waiting and guessing.
And again, thanks to all who chimed in with their advice. I appreciate it a great deal.....