On another note, I am currently out of the county for six weeks on a long-awaited trip down under! So the story would have been on hold, anyway. I decided to take the blog down temporarily while I try to fix the spam/hosting - it will be back eventually, but it is definitely on a hiatus right now. My apologies.
Had I known when I started this story that I would take so long to finish it, I wouldn't have posted it online. :( Thank you all for your patience.