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Logic puzzle

- I would ideally like to be in work at 8am, in order to get enough done before I leave at 12:30
- I have to be in Girton in plenty of time for 1:30pm
- I have to be at the train station for 3pm
- I need to pick my car up from AutoElectrical and Car Hi-Fi, on Aylestone Road
- AutoElectrical whatsits open at 8:30am
- It takes me about 25 minutes to walk into work, about 10-15 minutes to cycle
- The bike does not fit in the car
- There is no car parking at work

How does j4 do all the things she needs to do without cloning herself?

A special "fox, goose and grain" award to anybody who can solve the puzzle before tomorrow morning. Because I bloody can't.

Update: I should have pointed out that the reason I need to be at the station for 3 is so that I can get to Stansted in time for my flight, and I don't want to leave bikes/cars at the station for a week, because they will get nicked/trashed.

Current Mood: furniture-chewingly stressed

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julietk From: julietk Date: September 21st, 2004 11:08 am (UTC) (Link)
How long do you have to spend in Girton? Could you cycle to work, leave your bike at work, pick the car up between there & Girton, & then carry on from there? (slight alternative involves picking up car *after* whatever you're doing at Girton).

Apologies if this is geographically implausible - don't know Cam geography at *all*.
beingjdc From: beingjdc Date: September 21st, 2004 11:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Cycle to work. Cycle from work to AutoElectrical. Leave the bike there and collect the car. Drive to Girton, then to the train station. Come home later, walk to AutoElectrical, pick up the bike.
burkesworks From: burkesworks Date: September 21st, 2004 11:49 am (UTC) (Link)
At first I thought time travel would be the only way, as when I think "Aylestone Road" I automatically think "Leicester".
j4 From: j4 Date: September 21st, 2004 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Unfortunately "later" is a week later, & even if I could afford a week in the station carpark I wouldn't want to leave pto452 there. :-/
vinaigrettegirl From: vinaigrettegirl Date: September 21st, 2004 11:53 am (UTC) (Link)


You sleep badly anyway: go to work at 6 a.m., work for 2 hours, get your car at the dot of 8:30 a.m. (they'll probably actually be slightly early themselves) and drive it home, Have a cup of coffee, cycle into work, go to Girtie's, lock the cycle in seven different ways, go on holiday.
j4 From: j4 Date: September 21st, 2004 02:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: solution

When I took my car to them they were 15 minutes late (I was surprised, I expect car-type-people to start work really early). Also, if I get in at 6am that means negotiating the alarm system, which I'm a little worried about doing because I'm not entirely sure I know the keycode. :-/

Leaving the bike at the station is probably going to have to form part of the eventual plan, but I only have one D-lock, and apparently you can crack them with a cheap biro. Oh well, I can always buy another bike...
keirf From: keirf Date: September 22nd, 2004 02:33 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: solution

I'm not entirely sure I know the keycode. :-/

Check today what it is.
j4 From: j4 Date: September 22nd, 2004 02:36 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: solution

Checking it today is too late to be any help for getting in at 7 this morning, isn't it!

As it is I got in at 8, I will have to leave my car with AutoElectrical for a week, and god knows what I'm going to do about getting to the station, probably just say goodbye to my bike.
emperor From: emperor Date: September 22nd, 2004 02:59 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: solution

bus? ISTR the Girton bus stops by the War Memorial at the top of station Rd (or you could Taxi if you're worried 'bout the timing)
j4 From: j4 Date: September 22nd, 2004 03:19 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: solution

Yes but then a) I'd have to take my luggage for going on holiday (and a change of clothes) to the funeral, and either take funeral clothes with me or leave them with somebody else, and b) I'd either have to get *to* Girton by some other means from home, or leave my car in Girton for a week!

This is why the whole thing is driving me nuts, you see.

Happy Birthday, by the way. *hugs*
keirf From: keirf Date: September 22nd, 2004 05:13 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: solution

Ah. I haven't got the hang of this "time" thing yet. Sorry.
From: mouse262 Date: September 21st, 2004 12:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've heard the service (including the actual burial) isn't going
to take more than an hour. So 3/4 of an hour for the service should
give you time to get to the station w/o having to sneak away during
a reading or like.
j4 From: j4 Date: September 21st, 2004 02:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks - that's useful to know.
juggzy From: juggzy Date: September 21st, 2004 01:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Are you off to Nice tomorrow? Have a lovely time, if you are.
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burkesworks From: burkesworks Date: September 21st, 2004 01:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
But wouldn't a Nice lady say "Bon voyage, Monsieur Ouest"?
j4 From: j4 Date: September 21st, 2004 03:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. Will take lots of photos & write about them when I get back. :)
From: besskeloid Date: September 21st, 2004 04:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've just been earwormed by Desireless' 'Voyage Voyage'. And I'm loving it.

Have an excellent trip.
From: taimatsu Date: September 21st, 2004 02:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've got no ideas not already posted, but I wanted to say I hope it does all go smoothly! Have a good break; I'll look forward to seeing you when you're back.

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