Picked up my last check from Wilbar today, dropped it off at the SunTrust in Kingstowne, and will be using a quarter of it to get the Sportage out of hock tonight. It turns out that the starter switch and a loose wire under the dash were the two problems keeping it from starting and from being able to signal right turns, so I got a twofer. Also got the dome light replaced, so I'm street legal again. Plus, this means I'll have enough spare cash to do Balticon on a budget.
Cashed in my BordersBucks and wound up buying more than I planned, since they not only had mzmadmike's Better to Beg Forgiveness and Charles Stross' The Merchants' War, but a trade paperback of Stross' The Jennifer Morgue.