I'm not quite down to 50,000 words yet, and probably won't make it at this point, but the manuscript is close to being ready.

Thanks to some terrific input from two people who have read the shortened story, Steve Linstrom and Betsy Ross, Sandie and I are making some adjustments.  We hope to send the manuscript off to Create Space for a proof copy very soon. 

Little by little we are whittling down the word count toward our goal of 50,000.  Perhaps by this weekend we'll be there.