Email subscribers from the old site have been migrated. You did miss the previous post while things were in limbo, but should begin receiving emails as usual.
A big pleasant surprise was that WordPress.com offers free legacy support for the followers of the old blog that received updates through the WordPress.com reader. You will continue to see blog updates in the WordPress.com reader (yay!), though the new blog does not support additional followers of this type. If you’re seeing this post in the reader, I would love it if you could drop a quick line in the comments to confirm everything is working.
Last, and by no means least, none of this would have gone as smoothly as it did without the help of WordPress ninja Lissa Patillo (website / @kuriousity). Lissa took care of all the heavy lifting with regard to installation and migration. The peace of mind from handing this to a professional and not taking on the risk of breaking three years of my own content was worth much more than what she asked ^_^