It’s on my personal list of least favorite tasks: accounting.  I would rather clean my house, do laundry, go grocery shopping—even clean the chicken coop.

But late last week, the state of Vermont announced a grant for those businesses affected by the pandemic.  Because EVERYTHING I do in international education requires mobility, my little one-person business has “been affected.” 

Even though today has been a beautiful summer’s day, I am here in my office. I have just spent about four hours pulling together the required documentation. Tomorrow I must be ready to submit it right at 8 AM.  Hopefully, my business will qualify for a government grant. 

That would truly be a “silver lining” at this point!