Possibility I'm getting sick. That wouldn't be good, but it's better now than a week ago. I'd like to just be able to sleep tonight after I get home, but I really need to mow the lawn, trim weeds, and get my ass moving on the masonry work on the porch.
I've decided to do the dry-stacking method for the foundation walls, then fill in with concrete and rebar. The walls will be plenty strong, and it will save a mondo buttload of labor. Or at least be a whole lot easier to make sure everything is spit and level. It does mean that I need to find some slightly different concrete blocks though. Menards only has two kinds. I'll try Home Depot tonight, but I'm not uber-hopeful. I may have to either live with what I can get, or try and special order through a place like Anchor Block Company.
The nice thing about special ordering is that I could go with non-standard sizes, like 10" instead of 8" wide block. Then again, the 8" block is just fine, and really I can handle the cutting and filling as needed, it's just some extra work. And how hard can cutting concrete be anyway? :)