Life should have a fast-forward button for times like this! I have had a couple of those moments when nothing else mattered as well.
The first time I showed a drawing to a large potential customer....I asked his opinion and his response was "You are going to be so rich!"
The first time I faxed a drawing to a manufacturer I got an excited call from the president of the company less than 15 minutes later outlining a possible license agreement.
There are a few others and I remember being able to brush aside all of life's stresses and think about all the options that the future holds. The freedom to pursue other ideas and help other people pursue their's.
Unfortunately, finding someone actually willing to invest time and money and make a financial committment is next to impossible in certain markets.
In the meantime, the bills still have to be paid and most people think that you are irresponsible and perhaps insane! The first time that you get a big check that will all go away and people will recognize you as an Inventor rather than a dreamer!
Good Luck and please keep us updated.