I just got news that my sabbatical application has been approved by my campus. Now, of course, it has to be approved by the governing folks. But historically, they've approved sabbaticals if the state university campuses have approved them (because the university campuses, when they approve, say that they can cover them budget-wise).
The only difficulty on my end is budgeting, but I think I've got that handled. I'll use some savings, but that's what savings are for. (And it's not like I'm going to start spending money wildly on a Porsche or something.)
This is bright news for me in a difficult semester. And boy, I can't even say how relieved and happy I am; words, as always, fail me. Or I fail them, I suppose.
I'm going to start a new label in celebration!