Today was a day spent writing letters.
Discussing said letters with my husband.
Hand delivering the same letters, and having a long chat with the recipient of the letters.
A cake was baked to ease the whole process along, because, as my mother said, "you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar." I was told that the cake really wasn't necessary, but I could see it was very much appreciated.
Much later I was told that the letters were personally delivered to the next person in the chain.
I won't know until next month what the outcome will be, but I got the ball rolling in the right direction and I know I have a whole office on my side. Plus, I write excellent letters and I can bake some seriously good cake.