We are in shock, and still delivering the good news.
In the past six months, Erin applied for four grants with the Ontario Arts Council and the Canadian Council for the Arts. She landed the first one early in December, lost the second, and recently won the third. The fourth was a "works in progress" grant and, was considered by us to be a long shot. Well, we won! Three grants out of four applications! Woohoo! This will enable Erin to work on her book of World War II poems straight through to the end of the year. Everybody is overjoyed!
As well as Erin's talent, I'm crediting Paula's Lucky Paul McCartney Tickets (inside joke). Thanks to everybody who's given us good wishes. Your good thoughts on our behalf have certainly paid off.