Since only one university in the country was going to be chosen with less than a month to design a national center for research on distance education and put together a winning proposal, we knew our odds were not favorable. I believe we called it our "pie in the sky." Yet, we worked day and night on the grant as if our lives depended on it and had a great time doing it.
So, when I woke up at EDUCAUSE Annual Conference on October 1st, the news definitely brought a tear to my eye. And finally after a few weeks, we are told that we can share the news...even though the link is still missing ;)