On the bright side, I picked up an application for a veterinary hospital that's hiring high school students today. I was worried that the job would be snatched up while I was away, but it's still available. I've spoken to the woman hiring a couple of times, and I'm pretty sure I have a good chance of getting this job. I would only be working three days a week, not on weekends, and for only a couple of hours after school. It would leave me plenty of time for speech and debate and the huge load of homework I have every night. I'd be getting paid minimum wage, and after three months(if I get the job) my performance will be reviewed and I could get a raise. Cross your fingers for me!