I had set aside time during this week to try to finish my dissertation as I am so close to done, and it's really sucking up my life and even the lives of my family (and friends). I thought I might even get a lot of it done before the weekend, when I could work on it all Saturday as last week. But a lot of things conspired to make getting to the diss this week hard--Limelet had "troubles" on the night I was going to stay an extra hour or so, so I had to come home; there was a client crisis yesterday that sucked up a huge amount of time in the afternoon that was supposed to go to getting my clinic paperwork done and also the time that I had blocked out to get to my diss.
So yesterday instead of finishing my clinic work, working for a couple hours on my diss, and still getting home for 6pm, I was at work until 7 anyway and didn't even get all my clinic work done, let alone even touching my diss. Though I stopped myself on the way out, I went ahead and left my laptop and my huge sack of reference materials in the office, as I was going to come back early this morning to get to it, anyway. However, when I went in today, first I couldn't even get close to the building in the car because of the stupid traffic for the stupid meatball game today. So I angrily parked off campus in town on the street, in a spot marked "1-hour parking" as that was all that was left. I figured that if I could make some real progress, it would be worth the price of a ticket. I wished I had left my car in the lot last night and taken the bus, as long as that might take.
So I walked to the building. There were shouting louts all over the lawn under tents and with barbecue equipment (9am mind you). I walked up the steps and tried to walk into the building, but the DOORS WERE LOCKED. Knowing it was futile, I nevertheless went all round the building, furiously trying all side doors and back doors and what not, even considering windows. God blessit, if I had just brought my laptop and materials home, I could have just gone to the city library.
So, anyway, I probably won't be checking my email much, as I have to pry TheLimey away from his also-important work and reset all his logins just to do that, which is a pain. My furious trembling is beginning to subside, but barely. I can't believe I can't even get to my computer until Monday. Next week I have a jam-packed schedule with absolutely no time to set aside for diss, so I won't get to it until NEXT weekend. I am so frustrated and disheartened.