I went in and got some helpful pointers from the boss, who has said (a) he wants to start paying me more money, provided my evals start showing better, and (b) there is a better than average chance that I could have a full-time job with them eventually. I'm supposed to go in and see him tomorrow, but if my ears are still giving me trouble, then I might see how much of it we can do via email and possibly Internet chat.
Of course, now my ears are starting to feel less sore, and I feel like I'm regaining some of my hearing. Let's hope that continues. This being without my ears really sucks. I mean, my hearing isn't all that good to start with (I have a family history of deafness) and has deteriorated somewhat in the last few years, but this really sucks.
By the way, the movie was quite good. Though I've read most of the books (I had a hard time getting into Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and never finished it, and have not even attempted the one after that) and seen all of the movies, I've never been all that "into" it. They did a great job of editing the 800 or so page book down to a fairly decent screenplay.