Today I received a nice, purple package in the mail!
8/16 SOIC really is! I've got one extra board to practice, though, and I'm confident that it will prove easier than it seems to solder the chips on.
Speaking of chips, this also came in the mail:
(As an aside, my estimate in the previous post of $3 per ear was a little low. All components for the board comes out to $4.70, which is still less than the cost of a Arduino Nano! Not to shabby!)