Oh thank the hardware $DEITY! Much appreciation for everyone's good thoughts, prayers, etc, and Fred for going in and finding that the issue was a bad cable on the SCSI drive. The original /home has been restored and if you put anything into the new /home it's now found at /var/home/<yourusername> That dir will be going away in a couple of days so if you did put anything in it since 10pm last night or so get it out of there as soon as you can.
Some changes will be happening though, a second SCSI drive will go in to act as a mirror, and a firewire harddrive will be set up for use of offsite backups.
Oh, and to everyone who said they didn't mind and they were looking at re-doing their websites anyway, sorry about this :)