that my earlier post's tone may have been a bit on the confusing side.
I wasn't originally thrilled with the horribleness of Simmons' offer, but had a series of good conversations with a number of people. I accepted but deferred to the fall of 2008. This opens up options to look around--one of my new goals may be URI's library program, with its regional New England tuition. Also, it probably behooves me greatly to volunteer at libraries and look at scholarships and that sort of thing.
So Boston not so much in the foreseeable future, and maybe not at all--but that's probably for the best.
As for the moving, I've moved across town and in with someone. We're here through the summer, and then we'll see where we get taken.
It's good that the first has finally come; the mania of writing and deciding and moving was uplifting, yet draining.