It's done! In fact, it was ready within 1.5 weeks after g'son Nicholas left on Friday the 31st. You know what they say--money talks. I was able to save $75 by pressing the ORDER button by this past Wednesday. YAY.
Here it is: it's a 12x12-inch book of 74 pages. It is now also on my sidebar.
(Remember to view it in FULL SCREEN to get the best effect.)
It really was a series of very fortunate events!
[ADDENDUM: Shutterfly uses Adobe Flash to view this book, which is unfortunately not supported by iPhones or iPads. Also, I believe it is Adobe Flash, not Shutterfly, that is messing up this online preview in a couple of places. The real book/hard copy has only 74 pages, all of which are filled.]