After many days(!!) and multiple emails back and forth with IOHK support, I was finally able to sync and restore my wallet. It turned out that v 0.11.2 + Cardano SL 1.3.2 wasn’t working, thus, the incredibly long and inefficient sync and wallet restore times. In the end I was told to install a new update (0.12.0#188.8.131.5288). Although this too took approx. 18 hours to sync, it did complete that phase and then I was able to restore my wallet (another multi-hour operation). I’m seriously thinking of moving all my Cardano to an exchange even though that’s a risky move, but I’m really tired of the problems I have every time the Daedalus wallet needs what should be a simple update.