My parents have often said how but they admire the fact that I manage to go to work from 7 AM to 3 PM and still be able to attend classes every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. What they don't know is that I manage by budgeting myself three personal days for each class. (If I get really sick, that counts as one of them.) I don't just skip the class, I do the teacher a courtesy and tell her why I couldn't make the class. That way it's not an excused absence. And I only budget if my grades are good enough in the class and so far they have been. I'm done with the Thursday night one and have two weeks left of the Monday and Wednesday one. Here's the thing: Just before I broke my arm, I used up all my personal days for the Monday and Wednesday class. The Monday before I broke my arm was when I told myself I was just going to buckle down and finish the thing. . . . . . then I broke my arm that Wednesday, so obviously I couldn't go to class. I told her I broke my arm and asked her if there was a way I could make up the work while I was at home. The maddening thing is, the teacher hasn't responded to either of my e-mails, and this is a teacher who's really good about stuff like that. I did leave a message with the head of the Continuing Education Department. When I go back to class (when it resumes in January) I'm going to bring the doctor's note, and I can show her the e-mails I've sent. I'm prepared to take a drop in my grade if need be but I really don't want to get an incomplete in the class.