This one I won.
Not as cleanly or elegantly as I would have liked, but it was an honest win. I'm going to spend some time going over the end game, and seeing how I could have handled it more neatly.
Tomorrow is a chess club day, which should be interesting. I'm looking forward to some OTB time against some decent players. I've been working through the mentor lessons, and studying the mates book that was referred to me. I also sort of indulged myself, and picked up a new copy of Chess Fundamentals. I haven't cracked it yet though - I'll stay focused on tactics and the forced mates until the tourney.
I'm still making some pretty horrid errors now and then, but my chess mind is slowly but surely re-emerging.