I was happening-by my Post to see if anything new got posted. Lo and behold, there I found your Follow-up.
In short, thanks for the well-wishes. And you're welcome for the update. RE: My Gingerbread - I think I've resolved to doing exacly as you suggested. I picked up the 2" screws about 3 weeks ago along w/a few 'pins' to help. I don't know the brand because they came w/the house. My wife likes the design so I didn't have to buy any new ones. I'm going to 'explore' the insides of the gingergread by drilling in a non-used part to see what's inside. But long story short, screws are looking good.