A few weeks ago, B mailed his book proposal, so we all toasted its success with sparkling cider (aged in our fridge since New Year's Eve). So far, we've heard some encouraging news, but pending more definite approval, that's all I'm going to say. Since beginning the proposal, B has used his intermittent insomnia to get some good work done in the wee small hours of the morning. I'm so proud of him! I know his hard work will pay off!