Things are moving along at the house. We had a bit of a set back with the roof - in summary, we thought we might have to move windows in two upstairs bedrooms because they were placed in a position that could potentially lead to leaks, hence the Money Pit feeling. But Jon and i were steadfast in our preference to keep them where they are. If we had moved them they would have faced directly into our neighbors windows, where as now they are on angled walls facing the front and back of the property. Our contractor and roofer came up with an alternative solution, with some fancy (read: expensive) custom flashing and siding, to keep the windows where they are. Jon and i vowed to do anything necessary to keep the windows in their current position, including wiping them down every time it rains, and clearing them off in snow. It probably won;t come to that, but that's how strongly we felt about it.
Things are also moving along inside - i hope to post some progress photos soon, so check back in the next few days for real updates.