Drat
 
I tried. Seriously. (sigh/mope/brood/sighagain) I swear, this chapter will be in your hands soon; I just missed my deadline, and the deadline was a thing because I have to leave right NOW to go do another thing, which will take a week or so. There may or may not be a way for me to get online during this, but I AM taking my laptop, so that I can (hopefully) finish this up in between the other things that are going on. If I manage that, I'll upload it for you from the first open hotspot I find, or when I get back here to home base, whichever comes first. Again, heartfelt apologies, patient Patrons. Alan