I was that exact guy...And I know exactly how you feel because I wasn't sure I was going to make it till Spring.
I got lucky, while confirming my reservation for 2 Nucs with bailey it came up in conversations that he actually had a couple of Nucs that could be ready to go if I didn't mind feeding them to finish getting them through the winter. I jumped at the opportunity and picked them up about a week and a half ago and have been like a kid in a candy store ever since.
Life is good!
Are you going with a Nuc or a Package?
Also, are you starting with 1 hive? That was originally my plan, however, if you can pull it off, many knowledgeable folks recommend starting with at least 2 hives. It doubles your chance of success and gives the new beek the opportunity to compare and contrast how things are going. Just something to give some thought....
Best of luck and keep us posted.