I'm actually waiting to hear back on what a time frame for possible retrieval for missing threads might be.
And, actually, I think in 3-5 days we ought to just make a new "section two" thread if restoring the old thread is possible. That way it's less likely more would be overwritten. (And if the old thread gets its tail end restored, I can just merge the two threads together.)
I should also point out that my main reason for not minding this wait is that Deac hasn't shown up again yet, and if he does, we should probably just pick up right then regardless of whether the thread is still there or not.