Way to go! I remember how distressed you were last year. Clearly, this will be your pepper year.
My HBC II's have just begun to flower in earnest. One early maturer has three peppers on it now. I can't wait to see how they do. (Grow, little guys!)
We had a really bad hail here last week. It defoliated almost everything but the HBC II's, which are in a bed located in the "L" of the house. They suffered some damage, the odd broken branch and some savaged leaves, but nothing serious. The Habaneros, however, are just twigs perched atop a wreck of shredded leaves. They are starting to come back, but they are set back about two or three weeks so might not be able to produce for me this year.
Most of my Super Chilies got shredded, too. I still had a trayful in the house when the hail hit. (I'm way behind on my gardening this year!) I set them out a few days after the hail and am hopeful they will produce for me. They seem to be a short season pepper
I love watching peppers grow! I would have been devastated if the HBC II's had been lost. Best of luck with your guys!