Got it rooted
Was hoping to hear from someone who had something similar to my nook who had done it successfully, but......
Using the procedures mentioned I did root the device seemingly without a hitch - thanks to the folks who created the files and procedures. Now I can connect to my nook through adb simply by double clicking on the "goto_abd.bat" fle jackr created.
I downloaded the nook browser from nookdevs "Application Directory" and after connecting to my nook I dragged the apk file to jackr's "app_install.bat" icon and it said the app was installed successfully. However, I can't seem to find any indication that it is on my nook.
Back to exploring and experimenting.....