Got the call this morning. Bose Enduratec offered me the position as firmware/software engineer at a comfortable salary (in my asking range) with bonuses and vacation and all.
I start next monday, so I have a week of comfortable downtime knowing I am employed.
I enthusiastically accepted.
My vast experience with contracting was a bonus. They liked that I had done a variety of things in a variety of contexts. I did sell it that way, but because I do believe it.
This feels like a really good fit. I can feel myself relaxing, at least a little.