Well, it is done! All the query letters to agents that I am going to submit are gone and the very nice rejections have been coming in. By August all answers to my queries should be in and if the rejections hold true, then it is on to the next step, to self-publish or not to self-publish.
I like my story. It has heart, growth and change. It needs to find an audience and they will laugh and cry and be thoroughly entertained. I have several leads on how to self-publish which I will look into come fall, but for now - I wait.