I updated my blog to the 1.0.4 version of Thematic today. I am working from a child theme and was able to get most of my formatting issues resolved, however the Primary and Secondary Aside widget areas are still not showing up on the homepage of my site:
however, when you navigate to another page on the site, it shows up:
while I am very familiar with customizing for CSS, I do not know a lot about tweaking the PHP. I have searched on forums for others dealing with this same issue and haven't been able to find any discussion, so if anyone has any thoughts, I would greatly appreciate it!