I got the job - more about the job to follow - and booked a driving test and am on heaps of cold & flu medication. Please be congratulatory, encouraging and sympathetic in appropriate measures.
p.s. I was talking to a friend about this whole learning-to-drive-on-a-deadline thing and they said, "Ally, you're one of the only people I know who could learn to drive in three weeks," and I was pretty please with myself until they followed up with "You're also one of the only people who would EVER get themselves into that situation." Which is true. How embarrassing.
p.p.s. Short post today because my brain is gone and things are starting to not make sense. Example: was sitting in rehearsal tonight playin' some trumpet and suddenly I started thinking - "Isn't this weird, all these people, sitting here blowing air through huge metal pipes? Who started this? Who decided this was music? Who-" and then I came in in the wrong place.
(But I got the job.)