It's Christmas. Stuff is happening. Hope yours was blessed. I did manage to work some, too.
Starting word count: 286,598
current word count: 245,715
down by: 40,883
That's for the current edit. Add that to the 71,000 I cut on the previous pass and we've a grand total of 111,883 words I've cut from this story without significantly altering the structure.
I'm proud and embarrassed.