Here's my plan. I'm leaving it alone till day 14 in the primary. I plan to use a secondary (I'll explain later). At day 14 My plan is to check the gravity and transfer to the secondary a glass carboy. I plan to leave it in the secondary for 7-10 days (more if active). Then I'll take another gravity reading and if ~1.01 I will transfer it to the bottling bucket and start bottling.
Here's my rationale for using the secondary for what it matters. I kind of see this, my first batch, as a sacrificial lamb. The recipe gives the option of a secondary or leaving in the bucket to finish. I'm opting for the secondary to go through the entire process and to learn. I realize the risk of contamination, etc., but again I see this as part of the learning experience with my first batch. If, which I expect, I'm enjoying a nice cold home brew in 3-4 weeks or if I find my batch went south, I'll go over my notes, ask some questions here on the forum, and use these lesson on my next batch (would should be fermenting by this time).
I'm also needing the primary bucket to start my next batch.