Maybe it's not a check made out for the rest of the money that I need, but I have found a better deal on airfare than I had previously assumed. Originally, the cost was going to be $1600 or $1700 to fly on Delta (yuck) and probably go through Brazil, not Argentina. Today, I was doing some random browsing and came across a deal that will allow me to go on Delta for about $1200 and Continental for about $1300. Both through Buenos Aires.
Maybe it's not something huge. But it's something that's a much needed boost for my faith for at least one more day.