Well it's been churning away since 9am this morning and we're now at 8
darkthirty pm! I think it's time to kill the app but I'm afraid to do it.
What happens if I were to go into task manager and end the process? Nothing
good... I would imagine... I'd loose all the recent changes and I'd have to
restore from a backup .nod right?

I don't know what else to do... at this point.

any suggestions

I'm not going anywhere till this thing is finished... or I kill it.