I've reached the one-month mark, which surprises me a bit. Although I do possess what my counselor called an "unnatural level of commitment" I'm also pretty lackadaisical about many things. Which is just a fancy way of saying I'm really lazy, and so am a giving myself a little pat on the back for posting (mostly) regularly here.
Thanks to everyone for your technical help and encouragement. I hope you're having as much fun as I am.