Sorry it's been so long since we have updated, but amazingly enough, having infant twins somehow tends to suck up the majority of one's time! The babies are doing well, getting really big now (4.5 months old), and work is still progressing on the house, though most of it is now outdoors.
About a month ago we got our new septic system installed, which went off smoothly and in general was a positive experience. If you are in the northeast and need septic service or repair/replacement, I would recommend our contractor without hesitation. (Just email me for their info)
Here are some pics of the admittedly not that exciting process, just in case anyone is curious what a septic tank (or two, in our case) actually looks like!
And of course, the requisite photos of the big equipment, which always excites me (apparently I was a 6-year-old boy in a former life or something. This is Cynthia writing by the way. LOL)