yesterday I figured out that the only problem with my server was an incorrect jumper on a WD hard drive. (thanks jjjiii, your post reminded me to check it again.)
So there's plenty of power, and everything's working fine. It's ready to be coloed. exciting!
we're off to visit Meg's grandparents today, I haven't seen them in a few years now, she hasn't seen them in a few months.
They live in Paramus NJ, so we'll probably be eaten by a pack of ravenous malls.
I'll let you know if we survive.