Last Tuesday, we headed back to school after a far to short Christmas Break. The winter brought us bone chilling cold, and then a blizzard. As I previously blogged, this resulted in a ruptured water pipe somewhere in my classroom. Today was the first day back after an unscheduled four day break, and a lot of stress and worry about the situation at school. And after that first day back, I am too exhausted for words.
I got to school, armed with Jeep full of donations and a go fund me that was growing by the minute. I headed in and made my way to my classroom, the classroom that on Friday they had assured me would be good to go on Monday. Guess what? It wasn’t. I had left a bunch of stuff in my neighbor’s classroom to dry and first things first, I moved them out so that he would have room to, you know, teach. From there I went out and about to track down the admins to find out what the situation was and what would be my home away from home. The were found, and I was told I was moving to the 4th floor. Um – no thank you. I suggested sharing with the other teacher in my program and got the ok. And then, I got told that perhaps I shouldn’t have put a call out of supplies or started a go fund me. Yep, 7:00 a.m. and I was already officially exhausted from stress.
After getting my car unloaded and all the stuff stowed away, I moved the things I needed immediately back into the room of the other teacher in my program. Honestly, I thought I was going to be fine, I plugged in my laptop, which appeared to escape getting water damage, and turned it on. Success! It was working. Well, it was working until I tried to type a word with the letter M, or use a comma, or a period, or a question mark, or various keys on the number pad. That just sent me over the edge of depression. Added to that, I had to use the laptop on the wifi, which I hate, and
my day was going downhill fast.
At the end of the day, without any answers as to what was going on and how long I was going to be displaced, I found out that the first floor was being re-located to the forbidden section of the third floor so they could clean. Clean what, I’m still not sure. So I started helping move stuff up to the third floor, but we can only use one of the elevators because the other elevator is no longer allowed to access the forbidden section of the third floor. So after lugging boxes and chairs and various other pieces of furniture up two flights of stairs and down a long hallway, I grabbed my poor M-less laptop and headed to the computer fix it store.
And now I’m home with a receipt for $230.00 to turn in for my computer and the promise that it will be back next week. I have started my detailed list of what was destroyed in my room to get replaced, and I’m already in need of another vacation. And as I sit here, watching a mindless, brainless television, trying to escape the reality that was today, all I can say is Well Color Me…Too Exhausted for Words.