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So my phone has decided to start dying on me. Apart from the fact that it's really the only way I have to communicate with my parents (I talk with my mom several times a week), it also serves several key functions in my day-to-day life. For starters, it has been my only alarm clock for years now. When it decided to die on me last night, and I had to be up for work early this morning, well... I immediately thought of my watch, which I've used for an alarm before, but it seems to need a new battery... Not exactly something you want to discover at 1 in the morning. I had to go tinkering with my laptop's sleep/hibernation functions so I could set an alarm on it without it turning itself off after an hour.

My phone did decide to work again this morning for a few hours, but as soon as I got home, it died. It keeps powering off completely, and hangs on reboot, even safe boot and factory reset, which is frustrating as crap. For the time being, I can use a roommate's phone to call my mom every so often to say I'm still okay, but I face a more pressing concern. Specifically, my job contacts me every day in the morning to tell me when to come in that day. Kind of really important. At least I don't work until tuesday.

It wouldn't be as much of an issue if I couldn't just go to Verizon and get a new phone or something. Problem is I'm short on cash until next Friday. And I currently run a prepaid phone, so even though I monthly pay Verizon a nice chunk of change, they don't consider me an actual customer, so no deals for me, no replacements or upgrades or anything. And since my credit is crap, I can't even get a phone included in a plan without a bit of money down. Blah. I so, so wish I had a credit card; this is exactly the kind of emergency that they are useful for. Stupid credit keeping me from getting one. Bad credit is a vicious cycle wherein it's so frickin difficult to repair it since no one gives you the ability to do so.

Ugh. I just have to figure out how to survive (possibly near) phoneless until next weekend.
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