Only time top will go up would be caught in rain or spending night away from home and when stored for winter.Congrats!
I got my own Spyder three months back (my son has had a red 2000 since 2017) - also drove it home with the top down, and as much as possible since.
So far doing my own work. Oil and filter and air filter and plugs and checking everything I can on Thursday. Next week, tackle the precats.We're in Spokane too with a red '00; let's meet up!
Also, let me know where you are getting your work done. We moved back here 10 months ago from SLC (ironically) and we're trying to identify places we'd trust to do work on the Spyder.
Beautiful find, btw!