And I'm very lax in posting.
My Game Prototype #1 continues to make the rounds. My son took a copy to school and now has at least four friends who play with him there, along with Settlers.
My daughter and I played the extended version of the game. I wrote an extended version into the original rules but I never actually got around to playing it. All it changes is the scoring and the fact that you have to play multiple games. All I can say is - works great. Couldn't be happier.
Rachel has asked to play Puerto Rico a few times, but we just haven't had the time over the past few days. Maybe tomorrow.