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Smurf is not doing well. It's been a little bit odd on and off the past few weeks, but nothing major (could be the whether, ya know?) Since Sunday, though, things have been progressively bad, with not wanting to start, occasionally stalling out, and generally just sort of put-putting down the road (which is not great for the beltway).

Am concerned with the way Smurf has been driving today that it may decide to cease moving soon without seeing attention. I don't actually have the time to get Smurf to the shop until Saturday morning, when they're open from 9:00 AM to noon, which may or may not be enough time to assess and fix Smurf.

We're in "earnings" at work, meaning we're extra busy with transcripts from companies assessing the year's first quarter earnings, etc. I can't take off work because of this, they need me (I wouldn't want to take off work anyway, but a nonworking car might force me to).

Tomorrow there is a test in my statistics class, and I can't afford to skip it. Thursday I have to give a presentation in biology, and I can't afford to skip that. Friday, I have to turn in a paper for geography, and I can't afford to skip that. (I am also supposed to turn in a major outline for English, but I can afford to skip that). The only possibility would be to get the geography paper turned in before Friday, but I still would be missing statistics and thus not learning what I need for another test we'll be having on Monday, which I can't afford to skip.

I am not sure what to do here. It's possible that Smurf will last until the weekend, and that the mechanics will be able to handle the problem within three hours. It's possible that this won't be true, and that I won't be able to get to school, or possibly even work on Monday. This would also inhibit my ability to get out and collect books for the research paper in English which decides my grade in that course (an F on the paper automatically means an F in the class), which requires that we cite at least 15 sources.

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rhiannasilel
Apr. 18th, 2006 10:49 pm (UTC)
*hugs*

I wish I lived closer and could give you a hand. I don't have to be to work until 4pm which means leaving around 3pm from my place, so if you can think of something I can do to possibly help, please call me on my cell phone.
aekiy
Apr. 18th, 2006 11:03 pm (UTC)
:hug: Thanks so much for even thinking of it. Will have to see how things work, but that's a maybe just-in-case.. I wouldn't want to take up all your time before work though with me having to be at work at noon, though. Will kind of have to see how things pan out, but thank you so much.
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aekiy
Apr. 19th, 2006 02:29 am (UTC)
Thanks muchly. :hug:
sablemoonsilk
Apr. 19th, 2006 12:27 am (UTC)
Ask if you can use internet sources. There're databases with internet versions/transcriptions of printed periodicals.
aekiy
Apr. 19th, 2006 02:31 am (UTC)
I can use some internet sources, but not only internet sources. My teacher has a distate for them, unless they are specifically the online versions identical to the print publications, and they are well respected political journals and such. And he wants us to have both journal articles and writings by the author, as well as other writings about the author.

Thanks for the suggestion, though. I will try and see what I can find online (have already found some things), and in a pinch, the paper is not actually due immediately, and I will have another weekend potentially to work on things. (He does not give solid due dates, only recommended ones).
kitten_goddess
Apr. 19th, 2006 01:34 am (UTC)
Can you take the Metro if Smurf dies?
aekiy
Apr. 19th, 2006 02:35 am (UTC)
Unfortunately no. I only have a one hour gap between school and work, and it would take a minimum two hours to get from school to work using public transport (according to WMATA). It could potentially work after school lets out in may, but I would be helpless until then.
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