A day end update:
Traffic today has been absolutely insane. Thanks to everyone who is jumping on board with us...your comments and emails have kept me from going completely mad today.
Blogger has also cut off our ability to access half of our posts, the ones in "question". The plan of attack from here on out is to move to blog elsewhere, the first step being moving the comment and trackback hosting over to the folks at haloscan. please know that i saved down every last comment you guys made, and i will try to find a way to get them back up; it's not quite the same without them. I need to get out of my office, and will work on moving the blog tonight.