I figure it will come out bad as you say, but I think I'll let it go and see what happens. If it turns out to be bad, so be it; I'll dump it down the drain.
What I plan to do next time is, while reviewing the recipe, write out the steps for myself and number them. Then, as I'm brewing, I'll check-off the steps as I complete each one. My problem with the recipe I used is, although it was written in an understandable manner, the layout was not conducive to being easily followed by a novice. Som minor tweaking and I can redesign the layout to make it easier for me to follow.
Thanks to everyone for your input and not making me feel like a complete idiot! I know boiling is an integral part of brewing, but I guess I got a little too excited and skipped a step... albeit a VERY important step!
See you round!