44,800 words, almost exactly, at three in the morning. If we want to be on track, we need 50k by midnight, and I think it's doable, but it'll take a lot of work. I only wish AIM hadn't eaten my ~560-word post, which made me redo the whole thing. Altogether it took about an hour and a half, when the initial post took twenty-five minutes to write. But it's okay. I got something written that at least closely resembled the original post, and we kept going forward. Really, that's all we can do.