Four months after starting them (getting references back took a while) and 3 years after beginning conversations with potential supervisors, PhD applications are in the mail as of an hour ago (Aberdeen, St. Andrews, Durham, Wheaton, McMaster).
All praise to God. The keys are in his hand, to open doors or to close. I am content.
'Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.