Julie, you rock! (except for the stats and finance thing), wait.... That's probably a good thing too now that I start waking up.
If I wasn't in the middle of a refit
in the cold PNW, I would most certainly be setting sail now for the anchorages
of your choosing for a month (or possibly more).
Good luck, and if someone doesn't take this aspiring sailor cruising I'm going to be sorely disappointed and quite possibly lose my faith in mankind altogether.