Sanded roads start before
I'm talking about the men and women who work all night long, or get up while most of us are snug in the warm, comfort of our beds, to sand the roads and freeways when the conditions are slick.
I was never happier to follow two sanding trucks from Jerome to Twin Falls on the freeway Thursday morning (Feb. 2) at 7 a.m. The roads had already been sanded once or more and the trucks were making another round. The fog was so dense I could not even see the lanes or the lights after I crossed the bridge until I was right there. Fortunately, it was well sanded and drivers were able to keep from slamming into me from behind, for I was waiting to turn left and was not completely out of the through lane.
So before the snow and sleet are gone and we have long forgotten our driving adventures of the winter of 2005-06, another person who tries to be constructive and make a simple, honest living (though sometimes not very successfully) wants to express her heart-felt appreciation for what you do.
I just have to compliment you on the great customer service ITD provides. The majority of my previous grant-writing experience has been with the U.S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation and other federal agencies, and most of the time my inquiries would go unanswered.
It is so refreshing to discover a governmental agency that not only returns phone calls, but one that encourages cooperation among applicants and grantees.
In my previous work, I still enjoyed grant writing, but my experience with ITD has actually made the process fun. Working together with you, the other applicants and grantees is so much more rewarding than competing against them.