I've been working on the new site for months, using Google App Engine, and hoped to have it done before my hosting ran out with DigitalSpace.net on Sept-23. With that deadline approaching fast, I decided to go ahead and make the switch this weekend, even though the site is not 100% complete.
After that, the big task will be to restore all the old photos that were there on the old site. This will take a little bit of time, because I will need to upload the photos to Picasa and then go through the slow process of tagging and describing them individually. In my old site, I stored all the photo meta data in one big flat text file, but now these attributes need to be attached to each photo separately.