OK, that's over now. :) On a more positive note, I've already had some nice reviews for Ties That Bind, and Hillary (the webmistress at Credit Dauphine) is promising to put it in the Reviewed Stories section of the site, which means she really likes it. Yay!
*If you are a crazed net.stalker, don't let this give you any bright ideas. We still have a 6'2", 280-pound bachelor friend living in the basement.