I feel a bit like Carol Vorderman (and yes, all right, I know I don't look much like her) counting down to the all- important, match-settling Hain Countdown Conundrum.
Like any number of colleagues I'm waiting to decipher the Secretary of State's submission to the Electoral Commission when it comes. If he really is about to throw anything like an extra £100,000 into the open, then you get the feeling that "three big figures, two little ones and oh, one more nought" might be about right.
But who from? And will the boss accept that the blame lies with the campaign team, even if the buck stops with the deputy leadership candidate himself?
Mr Hain may be surprised to learn that, so far, one old enemy has "until now given Mr Hain and his team the benefit of the doubt." Plaid's Elfyn Llwyd MP isn't prepared to carry on though. Despite falling foul of parliamentary rules on campaigning himself just a few months ago, he's calling on the police to investigate "an under-declaration of this magnitude".
Keep counting down.