2/6/2013 Update: More siding up and the electric panel is in.
Well, we now have a little more siding up and the electric panel is all wired-up. Spent some time today pulling the cat 5 cables and smurf tubing (thanks again for the tips guys) and tomorrow is insulation and basement concrete prep.
For now we have a temp furnace in place suspended from the I-joists so the concrete guys can get in there on Friday. This weekend will be some additional plumbing and garage insulation.
There is a pic below of the mock-up for the stairway and handrail. The mock-up is in poplar but the finished product will be in red oak.