At the time, the amount of money I was given for moving expenses to Cambridge seemed very generous. Instead, there is good reason to think that it is already all gone between the movers and other expenses already incurred. In an effort to save money, then, I decided that rather than spent $110 for a hotel tonight, I would sleep on the hardwood floors here in my new apartment. My mattress is two fleece throws that I bought at a CVS Pharmacy for $12, and my pillow is a 4-pak of toilet paper bought from the same store. Given what a finicky sleeper I am anyway, I have to admit to not being very optimistic as to how this will work. At least it will probably be good for getting caught up on e-mail and work, I guess.
Update, 6:30am: Not bad, really. Or at least not bad from my perspective: the toilet paper rolls are now squished almost entirely flat, so their opinion might differ.