Karen, my friend, it worked beautifully!
I did as you said and the money seems to be on its way.
Now one more question, my newly-opened paypal account says that I only have the right to FIVE transactions with my FREE account.
Is that for real, do I really have to purchase a "premium" account from Paypal?
I have had an account with paypal for a while and it's true..don't use it unless you absolutely have to. They discount 2 points on foreign currency, tack on fees for "international banking transfers"in addition to the regular 3-4% fees which are advertised as being "low". Further, read the fine print, you can only receive up to $500/month with a free account.
I have started using moneybookers. Check it out; in the long run it's cheaper.