The bid results are out. I went for broke and had bid ALL the points I had to try to get into Prof. Meadow's class. Guess what? I got in, and the course didn't close ! Which means I get it for free. Even better: to get into this class, I dropped another class that hadn't closed the first time around - and it closed for 1000 points in this round. Which means I get those 1000 points. So, I actually get the schedule I want (with wednesdays and fridays off) and 1000 points back !
Kinda sweet how these things seem to work themselves out.