Last week my brakes started grinding again, and even though I knew it was just a dust problem again, I went to Les Schwab earlier this evening to have them blow the brakes out again. Except, as it turns out, the brakes are down to metal-to-metal. No pads left. They let me come home but they advised against driving between now and my Saturday-at-noon appointment to get them fixed.
Looks like I may be biking to work after all. It's 8 miles. I'm a little worried but I'll just leave super early tonight. (Ack, no practice! This is gonna hurt!)