Good news! Not only are we keeping our grant, but I'm also eligible for a raise (at the start of the next fiscal year), despite the fact that my position is grant-funded! How that works, I'm not really sure, but I honestly don't care. I mean, it wouldn't be huge, but every dollar counts.
Also, Steve's friend Dan may move in with us in March, which would shave $100 off the rent and cut utilities into quarters instead of thirds. I would rather not have four people in this house, but we have an extra bedroom and we're helping a friend out (something I'm always a fan of)-- and getting some perk$ while we're at it. Hallelujah.