Not a dicky bird at all, indeed. My alarm woke me at 6 am, and I leapt out of bed with a spring in my step. Oh, yes. Then I sprang straight back into bed for another hour.
Not to worry - I've requested a handful of books to shore up my arguments in the new Chapter 5, so that at least constitutes progress.
And bought Office 7, and done the domestic stuff and the parental stuff and demonstrated my total ignorance of the new drivers for my scanner, which apparently makes me a Worm and No Man. Never mind - tomorrow's another day.