Nearly 7 months to the day after the flood, I (finally) convinced my mortgage company to sign the check from my insurance company and deposited it in my bank account! Thus it was with great ceremony that I finally, officially, totally filed away all of the documentation relating to that soggy chapter in my life.
I also received this email today (very much abbreviated by me with emphasis added):
Subject: Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program: Application Status Update
Thank you for your interest in the Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program....
The Peer Review panels have completed their review of U.S. teacher applicants and have submitted their recommendations to IIE. I am pleased to inform you that you have been nominated to continue with the next stage of the process.
So yay for that as well! The matching process is next, which is still the trickiest part of the whole process, and it sounds like it will indeed be early April when I'll hear one way or the other. But it is an honor just to be nominated!