I'm doing a lot better. Or, rather, I'm feeling conditionally optimistic, conditionally excited, conditionally happy. There are a few holes in my house of cards, but it looks like the damage was minimal.
(Hopefully those of you in Gustav's path will soon be able to report the same.)
Once the conditions on my optimism/excitement/happiness have been lifted--come ON, DMV--I'll tell you all about it. But for now, just know: I think it's going to be OK. And thanks for caring.