Apartment update: The plan is less to "move in" than to "colonize gradually." The idea is that this will take more time but cause less stress and potentially use fewer boxes, as some can be emptied out and then re-used immediately. Still, a certain amount of packing does have to happen, and my apartment is starting to get that familiar "a tornado passed through here" look.
On the bright side, I was sorting through some stuff in the closet, and I discovered a whole cache of sheet music that I'd feared was lost to the ages. Huzzah!
Also, how ironic is it that, when scheduling an appointment to be re-certified in German for a fellowship application, I have to be mindful not to double-book with the days when I'm tutoring someone in German?