Dag Gone Sitemap Pagination Issue

I was getting very frustrated by the “Dag Gone” sitemap plugin. I was trying to correct a pagination issue AGAIN, and it just makes no sense. Sometimes the problem looks like it comes from the internal rewrite rules of WordPress, and other times it looks like the variable of the page number is not defined. I had it working this morning on the company site, and by the end of the day the rewrite rules must have been rebuilt. So….. I did some further investigation and found nothing specific of interest. But what I did find is that it still doesn’t work. I was able to get it to work without “permalinks” in the sitemap which is dumb in the bleeding edge version on this site. I have a small “work-around” coming together for version 2.7.2 of the sitemap plugin.