So, I ran the whole taking-a-week-off thing by two levels of management here, nobody had a problem with it, I committed to the Habitat people, I bought plane tickets, I made a car reservation.
Aaaaannnd — today my boss asks me not to go away in March because of a deadline that he hadn’t remembered when I asked him for time off.
Hopefully, the people in La. will be okay with me postponing, and damn skippy the firm’s going to pay for any fees I incur by changing my flight. At least this gives me additional time to break in my boots and get an actual valid driver’s license.