So I guess it felt the way I'd heard barn raisings were supposed to feel.
It was fun! Insert "Yay!" sign here--if you were there, you know which one I mean.
Best of luck, people!
(1) I say "half" because we really didn't arrive in time for happyfunpaul's move. I'm glad it got done ahead of schedule, and not just because we mostly missed it. :)