There was another panel today for summer bidders who are still left over from last year (which is what we are- we've been bidding since last August, and this is maybe the 10th/11th/something like that panel we've been through), and no... we didn't get anything today, either.
But really - it's okay. Truly. We didn't really expect to get anything this panel, so we weren't surprised. And what's nice is that our #1 choice wasn't given away to someone else today - it's still there!! - so that's nice. Very nice. We still have hope. And hope is always good to have.
My even-keeled, awesome DS girlfriends (for basically no one in the FS can understand what it's like to bid DS except for other DS folks) do their best to try to comfort and encourage little raw-nerved, freak-out-cow me during this...this...extended time of uncertainty...
I love ALL you ladies. For real. I couldn't do this crazy DS-lifestyle-thing without you.
Because, wait - how long have James and I been bidding now? Let me think...
So anyway, the next panel is scheduled for the end of March, and this is the first time (I think?) that I'm going to come out on my blog and say... that I am hoping that the next panel is our panel. In fact, PLEASE let the next panel be our panel. Please. The timing is right. We have a bid on a job that would fit us well, we've been patient, my insanely awesome husband is insanely awesome, and we are literally the last leftover summer bidders that I know of or that my friends know of.
[Now, I know that there are many other leftover summer bidders out there, to be sure, but I don't personally know of any and neither do any of my girlfriends. The summer bidding pool of folks I know and that my girlfriends know has gone from very large at the beginning of the cycle to JUST US now. The very last other leftover summer bidders that I knew of (I don't personally know them, really, but I knew OF them through other friends) got paneled today, leaving just James and me in our very extended circle. That HAS to mean that the bidding field has narrowed. Right? RIGHT?!?!]