Thanks for the advice, Capta. You may be correct about the boat being a little small. Being new to sailing, I wanted to keep the first boat smaller. We would learn to sail it, spend some time on short cruises near home. That should give us a better feel for the size issue. If we think it is too small, we can upgrade.
We are somewhat used to living in confined spaces. We spend summers in a medium sized RV and have no problem managing the space. We've been downsizing and simplifying our lives for the past few years, as we near retirement. Like having less stuff and fewer expenses.