Even though I'm currently unemployed, I figure using the bike as part of the job search process qualifies as 'commuting'.
The LBS was kind enough to give me enough hardware to reattach my rack and secondary bottle cage. I'm just torn on how to use the rack. I have a milk crate, beverage crate, an insulated trunk bag that expands up and down w/panniers, and old Nashbar Townie baskets at my disposal.
They all have their pros and cons and they should all work with the 'storage' clipboard that I keep a couple of resumes in and my SS card and birth certificate in without them all getting ratty looking.
And note to whoever is keeping score- I really don't like how my bike handles with the rack and whatever is on there. However, it's getting too freaking hot to be wearing any of my packs. None of them were designed with airflow over the back as a priority and I can't justify the expense of getting one that does right now.