Thanks for all that practical advice!
From what I understand, I get to make a list of things I need and they'll buy it. The lady only said a couple thousands so I figure I can only push it as far as body, 2-3 lenses and tripod. I can't even shoot on manual mode decently, let alone know my way around gear and lenses... And I got a really rudimentary knowledge of lightroom. First month is gonna be tutorial-fueled, that's for sure.
Do I really need flashes if I'm photographing big buildings and tombstones?