The going rate for the enhancement seems to be $300 and up per hour. And some have a 2 hour minimum. So I'm going to see what I can learn on my own and research application/software reviews.
I used the chat feature of a local electronics store to get recommendations for the recorder. This is the one I ended up getting. http://tascam.com/news/display/688/
And this was the microphone recommended. Though there's another more expensive option which was also suggestedhttp://www.crownaudio.com/soundgrabber.htm
I'll report any findings.