After 5 attempts ( YES 5)!!
I finally got it after seeing a post by JanH (what would i do without her!) that referred the reader to bakign911.
THe very last paragraph in this interview is what helped me. BOIL IT FAST! Lots of big words about chemicals and reactions , but basicaly high heat until the very end!!
I poured it into my silicone ice trays and wah-la...I have clear ice cubes that are hard.
I had to laugh at one part though. It said not to make candy on a day when it was over 35% humidity.
HA, HA, HA....I live in Charleston,SC...which DAY would that be exacly!?!?
Thanks for the help and the ears...JUlia