Well... One Down... None to Go...
The decision I was waiting for came in... negative. No-go. So, the only thing I can do is to try again. I'm discouraged, yes, but I sort of knew that it would be a negative. I even said I'd given up here in this space.
To tell you the truth, I'm more disappointed that I couldn't do something else I'm dying to do rather than have the decision turn in my favor, although I think I really would have had a great time there. My current situation is stifling and discouraging, and when you face someone who lies to your face when you have evidence to the contrary and you can do nothing about it, it's really...maddening.
Sorry for the cryptic comments, but that's the way it is for the moment.