Turns out that the retweet action issue was very minor. Forgot to add a class to the HTML returned for auto-updated tweets. I think that particular code is now more robust than I initially thought. It could also be that I'm finally understanding jQuery bind actions better too ;-).
Started working on the home/landing page last night. I think the first iteration will look pretty stock Bootstrap. The layout example with the drop down pill menu in the upper right hand corner, is very close to what I have been envisioning from the start of this project. Hopefully I can make it at least appealing enough to solicit additional help with the look and feel stuff.
I think I'm finding a good rhythm this week. Really starting at the end of last week things have been clicking pretty nicely. Even this weekend despite being very busy, the time I worked on the project was productive and didn't feel forced. There might be a big life lesson there.
If you have to force it, you're doing it wrong...