I actually made some progress today on a couple of fronts. I spent a couple of hours doing actual construction on the layout. But perhaps more important, I've had a couple of offers of help as a direct result of this topic.
Big thanks to Mike Slater and CGWforever.
Perhaps it's time for a New Years resolution (and I don't usually make them).
I hereby resolve to spend at least one hour per day (average) working on the layout, with an end goal of having all the benchwork completed as well as having all the track on the lower level laid and electrified.
Complete that and scaled down operating sessions could take place.
Happy New Year!