hi, i'm new to this and all sites, and am so pleased to come across this wealth of knowledge! greatly enjoy diy projects - a lot of enthusiasm, limited experience, less technical knowledge. just built cabin at the tx coast and am hoping to gain much insight on next project of installing a tiled concrete patio. have a lot of mixed types of ceramic floor tile i'd like to install over a concrete base. when wet, the ground is sticky, black gumbo mud - when dry is quite hard and tends to develop sizeable cracks. never mixed concrete, nor installed exterior tile, so don't even know what questions to ask. any suggestions regarding basic considerations before my sister and i wade into this project? thx!