Only three days left.
With the government set to breach its $16.7 trillion debt ceiling on Thursday -- thereby losing its borrowing authority, setting up a default on its debts -- President Obama has an open day Monday.
The partial government shutdown remains in effect, though much of the government would be closed anyway — it's Columbus Day, a federal holiday.
Obama has not been seen in public since Wednesday, and has no public events on his schedule Monday.
The president has been speaking with members of Congress about the debt ceiling and shutdown negotiations.
He will likely continue to do so as Senate leaders try to work out an agreement to increase the debt ceiling — a deal that would also have to be approved by the Republican-run House, also by Thursday.
Only three days.