The bad news: I wrote a $3000 check today.
The good news: I got my beloved Civic back today, complete with (mostly) new engine, this time with a drainage cap and oil in it. Seems to run great. Handles a lot better than the Accord rental, and it has my MP3 player in it instead of the (admittedly pretty good, but not MP3 playing) six CD in-dash player.
I'm happy. Woo.
I suppose I should start thinking about what I'm going to do with the thing when I go to Japan. I was going to sell it, but I've realized that I've become somewhat attached to the little guy. So, I dunno. I guess I'll have to decide.