lol little plastic man, I just read your comment!
so the thing with the 'got' - thank you, I've applied your corrections to my copy, but it's too late to make edits to the one on ED... boo.
as for the had thing when placed with a word 'ed'
what I learned in school, is that if you're writing in past tense and you are referring to something further in the past, then you need both the 'had' and the 'ed'
so her saying 'I had baked hours before' - is correct... however, some of the other 'had' and 'that' are super extra, and i'm looking through the entire MS now cutting out the extra words. i'm fairly comfortable with the first 8 chapters... but ya, it'll never be perfect..
thanks for the advice and the kind words!