Thanks to everyone for the congratulations on my totally gratuitous post below. I am feeling so pleased about the grant being funded that I want to stand on the roof and yell about it. All the nay-sayers who thought it was a waste to spend time working on proposals can just shut up, now. Of course, I'm sure that someone will think that I am just riding my colleague's coattails (which I am not, but you know how some people will criticize anything). I also wish that I could tell those Mountain U people that I would have brought three years worth of RA funding with me- damn them! We have to cut our budget (of course) and I'm reluctant to give up any summer salary (it's very little to begin with), because I need the money! Hopefully, we can trim elsewhere.
Another awesome thing about this grant is the way H is so proud of me, too. I really need to appreciate him more sometimes- he is never jealous or threatened when I succeed- he's just proud and excited for me. I'm sure there are plenty of spouses out there who would not be that way- he's just the best.
OK, I"m off to continue my laziness. I need to work on the paper tomorrow and figure out how to trim this budget! Thanks again, everyone.