Thanks again for the supportive comments and the warmth. This is truly a great little e-community, and I for one am grateful to be a part of it. Roller coaster is right. I feel like I've had my little "freak out" and am much calmer, and moving ahead in a much more normalized fashion. My wife and I will weigh all the information and risks, not worry about things that aren't in front of us yet, and go with best practices and recommendations we can (sage advice there ekuth, thanks). Thats all there is to do. Back on topic. Progress! Oddly I got a bunch more building done today while the lads were out playing in the snow and the littlest napped. Not only did I regain the ground lost by the aforementioned squishing incident, I finished building one complete thruster arm assembly. Pics soon.