Hey dCat -- welcome back to real photography. Bummer about the darkroom stuff, but look on the bright side -- I don't know about Houston, but here in Utah both Craigslist and a free on-line classified by a local TV station regularly shows people selling off whole darkrooms -- some with really nice gear -- for dirt cheap. I found a near-mint Leitz Focomat Ic, with lens, at a local Thrift Store for $35, if you can imagine. I already had one but bought it anyway and sold it to a friend who is now deeply smitten.
So enjoy -- and check around. If you put the word out you are interested in gear it is highly likely someone will call and ask you to take the stuff off their hands.