We are on our way to work as I type this so I am hopeful, but not expecting it. The plumber wasn't planning on starting work today so I am greatful he was there walking through while the leaks begin to spring in the first place.
In the end, looks like we are getting all new pipes as Brass is Wack, yo. Copper (and pex) is where it is at, and while the basement is a yawning pit of doom, we are going to fix it up right.
The electrician also walked through today. We went through the scope of work and once again, I am very happy with the contractor's regular crew.
Before the rain began falling inside and out, I did get the last of the peeling paint scraped from the original railing out front. It is all painted up in rust inhibiting red, next year's pantone color of the year, and ready for it's final coat of basic black.