Originally Posted by poiyt
Should I?/Can I ask them to be 'done' by the time I get home just this one time? Is there a better way to approach this situation?
I don't see any reason why you can't tell them your plan for returning and ask for them to be "finished" up by then. Doesn't sound like a big thing to ask really. If it is a big thing they will tell you I'm sure. I would think any mature unselfish person/persons would understand this simple request.