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    Default Dear John's

    Can anyone give a guess as to when DJ's might start going out? Just wondering....

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    Think positive my friend....

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    OK what does DJ stand for? I take it is some sort of 'afg grant' denial notification?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jam24u View Post
    OK what does DJ stand for? I take it is some sort of 'afg grant' denial notification?
    I guess all i had to do was look a little closer to get my answer.

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    There is no better term for the denial notification than a Dear John...

    The pain is the same...the pain of having your heart ripped out...enough to drive a man to drinking...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfire26 View Post
    Think positive my friend....
    Oh, that I am...me and the butterflies in my stomach. However, I still want to be prepared. The first round of DJ's is the computer grading. Last year, that was when we were rejected. First time that has happened to me. This year, I paid closer attention and more fine-tuned what I applied for (Brush Truck). If I get past the first round, I will be a little more excited.

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    Last year the computer DJ's went out on August 16th, the day before Round 4 was announced. With that in mind, there were over 850 awards prior to the DJ's being sent out. I'm thinking closer to round 6 this year for the shoe to drop since only 342 awards to date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onebugle View Post
    Last year the computer DJ's went out on August 16th, the day before Round 4 was announced. With that in mind, there were over 850 awards prior to the DJ's being sent out. I'm thinking closer to round 6 this year for the shoe to drop since only 342 awards to date.
    I think you have that one pegged right onebugle.
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    I feel your pain with the waiting game there 94. This is about the time paranoia begins to kick in. While checking several times a week for the 1199a update and knowing the first round of DJs is coming soon, one begins to think that the nieghbors are going to turn him in to the IRS, his boss is out to have him transferred to the North Pole and his wife is getting up-close-and-personal with the milkman! Hang in there. There is lots and lots time left.
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    At least when the Dear John comes you can stop checking over and over. Some times even an answer that's not in your favor is better then nothing. At least it's an answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 911brad View Post
    At least when the Dear John comes you can stop checking over and over. Some times even an answer that's not in your favor is better then nothing. At least it's an answer.
    Like the folks that just got the 2007 updated? talk about waiting for an answer...

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    We received a DJ type letter at the very end of the '06 awards that said we didn't quite make it because the funds ran out. Late Sept. of '07 we were awarded an '06 supplemental for a new pumper. 1.5 year waiting So I'm not to excited just yet.

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