The good news is that I can still live at Castle. I still get the lower rent cost (I'll be paying $675 instead of $725 that the rent has already come up to). She told me I could pay my pet deposit off in several months rather than paying it right away. I just pay my $300 security deposit before next Friday (not an issue), and then my pro-rated rent on August 25th when I move in ($130.62, and again not an issue, as I will have been working for almost a month), and then rent in September. I don't have to start paying on Padfoot till October, which is nice. Jennifer is seriously the best housing manager I have ever met.
If Brian wants to move in with me, and if everything checks out with that, she just needs his paperwork before he physically moves in. I love gay men, they do their dishes.
Utilities are set up now. For August 25. I need to call Comcast (ugh).
Addendum: Comcast is now set up, too. I think I've done a fairly fantastic job of sounding human on the phone.