Tomorrow, Nigel is off to a local auto repair shop for alignment, brake bleed and a good once over...he's being dropped off at 7am and I will be picking him up at the end of the day - that should get everything in line, allowing me to take him on a proper drive this weekend. There are a few outstanding issues to resolve but the majority of them are taken care of and things are looking up.
Next up, after the alignment and brake bleed is an oil change - I'm planning on doing that this weekend before I get out and drive much.
I've been able to make far more progress in restoring the photos than I initially thought. It looks like I should have it all back to normal within another week or so.