Wow, I can't even relay how relieved I am to know that the stuff under the deck is NOT asbestos. Thanks to SG for the info. As I've mentioned, I can't imagine that it would have been, but you just never know. Then again, we knew that SG and MG were very eco-conscious and responsible. I'm just happy because the kids helped me remove the stuff, and that would have really brought me down.
Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to sanja gjenero for the pic.