First piece of unexpected good news: Finally took a compass to my lot in the Poconos. Turns out that which I thought was NW was, in fact, due West. By turning the house a bit on the lot, I get W and SW exposure, plus a beautiful NW view. I thought I'd be fighting for sun. Now it looks like there's plenty.
Second piece of info is a little scary. I'm used to the anonymity of the city and the anonymity of the suburbs. Up in this little town I'm moving into ... not so. Rumors keep getting back to me. About me. It's really a good thing that I decided to do this work through the locals. Last thing I'd want is everyone talking about how they got shut out of this job.