Beemer (dr_tectonic) wrote,

Proposal Bits

Finished the proposal last night. Hooray! Back to normal now. It wasn't so terribly bad, but it was keeping me up at nights. Ha, literally!

(I was going to say that I can't pull all-nighters the way that I used to when I was in college, but, you know, I remember that I used to nod off in my early morning classes -- where by "early morning" I mean "9 a.m." -- so I'm thinking that I couldn't really handle not having enough sleep particularly well back then, either, I just was forced to put up with it more often.)

Nick came over to visit last night. He joined my Monkey for Kung Fu (albeit somewhat late), then came over to hang out with us. I didn't get to see him much, because I was proposalizing, but we had a little bit of "so what's up with you", which was nice. Sounds like things are trending upwards.

I had to get some information about spread rates and sizes of wildfires, and I looked online for a little while before I determined that there was no way I was going to extract numbers from it in less than a month. Fortunately, I live three blocks from a fire station, so I grabbed my clipboard and walked over there and found a very friendly firefighter who was able to tell me all about it. Hooray! He was interested in the project, too, which is always good. Plus he was kinda cute.

One of the requirements for the proposal was that, since I'm a "contractor", they needed a signed commitment letter from me. The submission process in entirely electronic, though, so actually they needed a scan of the letter. I don't have a scanner, but I have a digital camera. So I took a picture of it. Something about this makes me roll my eyes, but it worked.

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