I suppose this is an improvement. While I was lucky enough to go on a residency residency at Ragdale in the fall of 2008, I was not accepted last year. This year, I'm waitlisted. Which actually might be for the better, as I was wondering how I would finagle it anyway, what with work and family stuff running my cup-eth over-eth. The issue with a wait-list in situations like this, is that they'll call the week before the residency and ask if you'd like to come for two weeks. The only people I know who can drop everything and leave their life behind for 2 weeks with 1 week notice, don't need a residency to begin with.