Just a quick update before I partake in more celebratory shenanigans. I managed to implement . and U. in DX-Forth, so now I can print numbers. Unlike most Forths, these words do not append a space to the numbers they print; I'm not convinced it will remain this way forever, but for now, it's convenient. Using these words, I implemented .S to dump the contents of the stack as well.
Now that I have these features implemented, my next step is to implement block storage. I intend on having four block buffers, and will implement a simple command-line text editor lexicon. (I do not think I have enough room to implement a clone of VIBE.) Only after I implement the block storage system will I consider starting to develop the colon compiler.
I have a fur-suiting convention to attend this weekend, and a family get-together the weekend following, so I do not expect to make further progress until at least February.