WOW Ron!!! An extra prayer for you and your roos tonight for sure! Up until other things in life got in the way, I did my own tomato hybridizing, etc. and even created a new variety. Can be done almost as fast as chickens I still save my own seeds as I prefer using open-pollinated "heirloom" plants. Soaking overnight works to break down the connecting tissue making it easier to separate the seeds. You can even leave them till things begin to "grow" a bit making the separation even easier. I also use a nice sieve for helping in the separating and then spread them out on a paper towel to dry completely before storing them in a baggy in a tight can with desiccant in the fridge. I have had as much as 70% germination rate on seed stored for several years doing it this way. BTW-I use the wet papertowel thing too for pre-sprouting when I want to test my germination rate/time.