Awesome. That was it. I had left the TX/RX jumpers connected to pin 0 and 1 for test with the chip removed. I changed them to pins 2 and 3, PWR to 4, kept the original sketch and it all worked. YAY!!!
One last thing, I have an Otterbox and when I put the board the TX jumper is a bit high. It bends a little making the closing just a bit hard. No big deal, but just checking to see if I can cut it or something. What's that jumper used for?
Thanks a lot for the help. I am happy.