I have been waiting for a book to arrive from Carnegie Mellon's offsite facility for 10 days now, and I just can't get any more done until it arrives. I'm trying not to get irritated, because I'm just trying to get a book across a river and most of my friends are struggling to get microfilm sent across state lines via Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Regardless, it's frustrating that the ONE source I have available to me here at home in Pittsburgh is more difficult to acquire than the archival materials I travel to New York to use!
One visit to Circulation and two phone calls later, and it seems that the book will be delivered tomorrow or Thursday. I will believe it when I see it!