I am applying for a grant from the National Ataxia Foundation (http://www.ataxia.org/). I am not certain that I am really competitive enough for this award, but why not try? The award is due on Tuesday the first, and I received my mentor's edits yesterday. I am sad to spend the day away from Colten, but we did have the whole day together on his birthday. Also, it is another hot day in San Diego and I am in air conditioning, while my family is not-----that makes me sad.