I finally made some progress in Wheelock. I was in a quagmire in Chapters 23-29, but I really bore down and grinded it out with the ablative absolute, participles, and the subjunctive, and now it's all coming together.
I'm working through Chapter 26, PRactice and Review, with ease. I'll check my answers with Benissimus' Answer guide.
Boy it feels good!
Well, thanks again to those who have answered my lame questions.
Gratias vobis ago!