Whatever you did, whichever deity you invoked, it worked:
I got the job! I got the job! I got the job!
I'm thrilled and relieved. I'm dazzled and delighted! I'm choking on my own spit!
The best part: the reason they delayed in offering me the job is because they were getting permission from the Board of Directors to offer me a higher starting salary than was listed! It's still not a lot, I am relying more on the feeling of accomplishment in the job than on the pay, but it's very satisfying to get a raise before you even start.
And I start on Wednesday, which gives me a couple of days to get my shit together, get my wardrobe squared away, and finish off all the little projects I've been meaning to do since I've been unemployed. It's going to be a busy few days.
And I couldn't be happier!