In the bad news column, just checked my emailbox and found this:
"Dear Dr. Faulkes:
"I regret to inform you that the National Science Foundation is unable to support your proposal..."
For those of you scoring at home, this is the answer to a proposal I submitted back in early July.
Two grant proposal rejections in one week. I haven't yet checked what the reviewers have to say; don't think I'm up to it tonight. There might be a chance to rewrite this and resubmit it.
In the meantime, I shall simply make the occasional Grinch-noise from my small office overlooking the town of Grants-ville.