Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Cold, Part 2

Monday after Thanksgiving break, I was called in to cover band (again). 

After a week off and chilly temps, I came to school prepared. I actually wore, well, not a jacket per se, but what I consider a jacket for chilly days. 

As expected, the classroom temperature read as 58°F (14°C). While it wasn't supposed to be all that chilly (our forecast was for 75°F (24°C)), I still figured it was cold enough to turn on the heat. 

Which, of course, didn't work. (The space heaters strewn across the room should have been my first hint.) 

So, I huddled in my "jacket" with the space heater blasting at my back. 

As the day wore on, it got warmer outside. Not inside, though. Man, those rooms really hold temperatures well. I even propped open the door to the outside, and it barely made a dent. By the end of the day, it was 65°F (18°C) in the classroom. 

I probably shouldn't have worn sandals. Sigh. 

As it was a two-day assignment, I would have done better the next day. Only, in the middle of the day I got an email from the sub caller. We day-to-day subs are now working from home until further notice. 

I wasn't surprised. COVID numbers are climbing fast. Now that we've been doing the distance thing for a few months, we subs know the drill. And the school can email us the info we need to do the job.


  1. At least it's not cold when you work from home.

  2. That must have been miserable. Ugh... Stay safe!

  3. Fifty eight degrees. You're lucky you survived in such a frigid classroom. I hope you didn't get frostbite.

  4. 75 degrees - and not being able to enjoy it. I've been working from home since March, and it has its good and bad - good luck. Being retired (but working part time) I wonder if I will see my office ever again. I'm not even allowed back into the building.

    1. Yeah, I like just rolling out of bed and working, but I don't get out of the house

  5. Good thing you didn't get sick from being in that cold classroom!


  6. My job won't let me work from home. But I'm mask up and keep my distance.
    Stay Safe and Coffee is on

  7. Hope it's warmer at home. Sorry to hear numbers are rising over there. Stay safe!

  8. Ugh, there's nothing worse than being cold and not being able to warm up. 24'C would have been a nice temp if it had made it inside!


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