Startup has been deferred - demands on personal time and computer problems have caused delays.
Some of the software necessary for this was unique to the old desktop and had to be reordered and installed on the laptop - not a major problem, as I also received the updates, complete with all the new bells and whistles.
The last part of the prestart data generation is nearly complete - this was a tougher task than originally anticipated.
Old printer died, had to be replaced. Desktop computer is down and out - has to be replaced. New one on order, due the middle of January. But with it went (possibly) the only chance I had to generate the data automatically, as the program I used to generate same will not run on the 64-bit Windows system. I either have to find an alternate way to do this or settle on producing the data by hand - a long process, but it can be done.
Additionally, it looks as if the project requirements have changed - the size of the entire project will be more than doubled as a result. My bank account will be happy, but I may have to bid a fond farewell to my social life for a while.....