I GOT IT! I officially have my "second first car."
I love it.
My dad and I changed a headlight and a taillight last night and gave her a quart of oil. Sometime soon (probably next week) I need to take it in for about $600 worth of maintenance (oil change, brake check, 2 new tires, alignment, new this, flush that, etc.) but the mechanic said it's mechanically sound and just needs a good tune up. And my mom told me she and my dad wanted to pay for the mechanic fee, so I came out of there a little richer (and a couple thousand poorer) than I had expected.
Tonight is off to the new house to get my key and measure my room, and tomorrow the painting begins (drum roll please...). If I remember, I'll take before and after pictures. Right now the room is green (ew).
Off to work!