Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Back from the Bar
I spent most of yesterday frantically putting together a grant application package for the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. There was a deadline of 5 p.m. today to have the thing in.
There's a school near me that's on the National Register of Historic Places. It's been vacant for several years and a lot of folks in the neighborhood would like to see it transformed into a community center. This grant would've enabled us to do just that.
Then, however, as I was frantically nearing the finish line, the folks at HUD decided at 3:55 p.m. yesterday to postpone their deadline. I now have another 30 days to get it turned in.
I'm not sure, but I think this was simply HUD's way of saying, "Frank, quit stressing and go to the bar."
And so I did.