Oh happy day, I have federal funding. Tomorrow I have to get back to writing and submitting proposals to meet my annual targets so that I can get a small raise that barely tracks inflation. Also, need much more money to support the research group at a sustainable size. In a few days it will be time to start thinking whether this will be the last proposal that I will ever get funded and how do I get my trainees to actually successfully complete the projects that I promised or at least get results worth publishing. For the moment though, stress levels have dropped dramatically.