Thank you kind sir.
I noticed my xmlsitemap generator did not have an interrupt button like I read about in many posts so I downloaded and installed the newest version. I still don't see an interrupt button but this install seems to be working.
(I noticed that my host blanket chmoded many of my write-to map files to 644. grrr. They must have been having some sort of problem)
This has been a trusty app and the support is better than any other web based scripts I've bought.
Anyways, so far so good.
Links depth: 4
Current page: index.php?cPath=1_12_155&page=1&sort=2d
Pages added to sitemap: 1342
Pages scanned: 2020 (125,508.3 KB)
Pages left: 2999 (+ 3114 queued for the next depth level)
Time passed: 25:19
Time left: 37:36
Memory usage: 6,283.0 Kb