Had no idea how quickly you can forget some of the everyday stuff in the toolset when you don't use it. The good news is that with the long weekend for King's b'day, I had a chance to spend some quality time with the mod. It was very frustrating at first - but it was mostly just stupid little things I forgot - i.e. "oh you have to import companion scripts. No wonder my new companion would seem to join the party but then refuse to follow me"! It is actually kind of funny now looking back.
This morning I did a play through of what I have so far, taking notes as I went. The Mod plays at about 2 hours currently - assuming you do everything possible (which is not necessary to complete the Mod). Then managed to forge ahead a little. I have almost all of the critical plot elements at least sketched out. All of the external areas are now functioning with the world map though I still have to create about 50% of the custom load screens. Now there is a lot of conversation writing to do, not to mention a few key areas yet to be developed. It feels great to be back on track. Forgot how addicting this stuff can be!