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.

2 comments:

The Words Crafter said...

You know how to write grants? I'm impressed! Hope you had a good time. We've been having a blast here with all the weather craziness! Woohoo! Be safe!

FrankNemecek said...

I'm learning how to write grants. The hard way.

No one else was willing to do it, so I dove in head first.