“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

(More or less) Done

10 weeks of work.

170 different line items.

A 9-inch thick stack of summaries, quotes and justifications.

More hours than I can count at work and at home, on top of my normal duties, in research and preparation; including a last-minute stretch of about 250 new requirements I had to get done in two days.

Yes, today I wrapped up my grant submission package for our board of supervisors to approve next week. Then, when I get back from my six-week trip I'll hopefully get the pleasure of placing all the orders.

Still, it's nice that my unit will be properly outfitted for the next few years, and to know I had a hand in it.


Dori said...

You did good! And YEA for no more spreadsheets for a few weeks.

Firelady said...

Awesome job on the grant I'm sur....wait! How the hell do you manage to swing 6 weeks off?!?!

Captain Tightpants said...

Ummmm Firelady it's NOT six weeks off - it's six weeks in a federal school, far from a vacation!

Firelady said...

Ohhh, ok. I thought by 6 week trip you meant you'd gotten the time off for a major vacation. Sorry about that.

I can't even get a half a shift off for a mandantory class and wanted to know the secret.

clady said...

Good job and good for your department.