I am revisiting this topic after being away from it for a long time and being a complete newbie to SP 2010.
Re-reading the above and reading other materials suggests to me I should do the following:
1) Install SPF 2010 with the various 'provision' items set to false in the autospinstaller script.
2) Immediately install SSE 2010 with all default settings.
3) RE-run the autospinstaller script?? with the 'provision' items now set to true?? -- or do something different at this point??
Thank you, Tom