Well, I asked people to say if they wanted my remaining paid time, and nobody did. So I stabbed randomly at my friends list, and when I opened my eyes it was on doctor_toc, which seems fair enough. So, Chris, if you're wondering why you suddenly have 16-odd more days, that's why.
And it's 16-odd, rather than 17-odd, because the clock apparently keeps ticking even after you've got a permanent account. Not many people know that. If you have time left and you've gone permanent, GIVE THE UNEXPIRED TIME AWAY NOW!