Thanks to @Sally Sunshine for the late night welcome, and encouragement, last night! As per her suggestion, I will just paste a copy of my (now edited) note to her:
I lurked and followed the NY hatch along beginning to end because I was really excited to learn about hatching my own eggs... Now I'm terrified! I'm not a total moron, I taught myself how to graft fruit trees while on house arrest with our firstborn, have bred canaries, golden retrievers and leopard tortoises... I have two, science based, bachelor degrees, and yet, I've convinced myself I won't get one live chick! We've put in an order to have eggs shipped from CT to CA- Following the many praises I saw in the HAL, I went with the Genesis 1588. I purchased the turner but have gathered, from you fine folks, it's not good to use with shipped eggs.😳 I need all the advice you can give... Thank you!!!