Some of it had come back to me easily, from a quick re-read of the last third of Paks. But I reached a point where I needed to get serious about the name file, so today I made myself go through the relevant sections bit by bit, adding the names into the name file, and then moving them into Word's dictionary so it will quit telling me I misspelled them, but will catch it when I do misspell them. Reminded myself who's dead (and thus will not turn up but might be referred to) and who's alive (and thus might show up in the story.)
This is BORING. It takes a long time and it's not first-drafting, which is what I enjoy doing. I'm not finished, but, for the moment, I'm done. Whoosh
Yesterday it was in the mid-upper 70s at this time of day, and blowing gustily from the south. Today we're in the 40s, expecting a freeze tonight. It's been warm for a week; I'm cold.