Yes, the first thing i did upon learning of the Cat Project was to read its instructions.
The instructions are (were) numbered. So I thought the items were to be done in a specific order: First do #1, then #2, then #3, etc. So I did #1, waited for a response to #2.
Apparently, the numbering was a mistake: newbies should do all five instructions simultaneously, more-or-less.
To prevent others from getting stuck in the same way, I've substituted dots ("bullets") for the numbers in the instructions.
Now I'll repeat my "May I please join your group?" request to Maryann.
Thanks for your help, Rosemary.