Right now it the basement looks like progress AND a big giant mess, but the title was long enough as is.
Anyway, there's still concrete dust everywhere, but these babies make it all worth it:
Since I don't have pictures, I won't bore you with what we came up with to secure them and fill in the hole left by the old window (in the second picture- on top of the window to the right), but I think it's going to work just fine. We made our own hybrid method that worked for our situation.
Next is window wells and trying to get the yard put together enough so that we won't have a giant muddy mess come spring.