So, therefore, bright-eyed and shiny-feathered, I called this morning and asked. And then there was some consulting on the phone to determine that the price was indeed offset by enough if we acted by March 8 and then a hurried call to my Foxe.
And that is how I find myself having obtained a cashier's check for large sums of money so that we have a place of our own on March 8. Not that we'll probably be moved out of anywhere until at least the end of the month (and probably a good chunk of that over some days of spring break)....but we have a place that is close to campus, that doesn't involve me parking my car a 20-minute walk away, and that has room for the both of us and all our accumulated stuff.
[magic happy dance]
This now entails the actual moving part, and perhaps a more hurried acquisition of a car for Foxe (though perhaps not). And probably a thousand other small unpleasantries.
But we have a place, starting March 8.
Now, my anal-rententive side will start compiling massive lists of things that need to be done, as well as time tables and what not.