It was my second attempt, and it took me all weekend (back to back all-nighters!), but I can proudly say that I am registered LFS user #4732.
I think I could do it alot faster the next time. The actual install only took up a single nite, it was installing other programs that took up my time.
Not understanding how lilo works got me stuck for a long time in trying to configure my kernel. I spent an entire day trying to get Galeon installed (no success - gtk and glib problems).
That said, I am writing from my lfs partition, with opera, and fluxbox installed.
I learned alot doing this. Running Redhat hid alot of the details of how the machine really worked, because everything is allready configured. Each time I wanted to do something I took for granted in Redhat, I had to stop and read a man or the handy O'Reilly Running Linux, search google or this forum. BTW, this is one of the first places I look for answers - thanks moderator et al.
I look forward to my LFS taking over ther rest of my computer.