For seven years, SEVEN flippin' years a group of us in the agency have been involved in a major project. It was the millstone that I referred to here, and the completion of which was such a major achievement. The report and presentation can only scratch the surface of what it took to get the job done: the level of research and data analysis and manipulation. The level of experience with old classical survey data and detective work the project took. I had e-mailed the final product to person who was our contact for the agency we did this for. Since I hadn't heard back from him I double checked today. And discovered that, oh, by the way, the other agency cancelled the project due to lack of funding. Apparently some time ago.
Nobody so much as sent us an e-mail. I don't know whether to cry or throw up.