Where did I put that whine?

31 Aug

Okay.  I’m so hot and bothered that it isn’t even funny.  Seriously.  It.  is.  not.  funny.


So, today, it was about 97 degrees.  It’s a cool and crisp 82 degrees right now.  Deeeeeelightful.  When I got to work this morning at 7:45, it was already 70 degrees.  Whine, whine, whine.

I work in a brand-spanking new building.  It is exactly 1 year old.  But, it is not air conditioned.  The powers that be felt that given our close proximity to the coast, we do not need air conditioning.  I would like to cordially invite all the powers that be to come on up to my upstairs classroom any afternoon next week (there is no cooling trend in the forseeable future).  We are running fans and thinking cool thoughts but . . . it ain’t workin’!

Last night, when I got home, the power went out.  There was a big fire in the nearby hills.  It’s really hot.  This is California.  It hasn’t rained since like March.  Fire is NOT our friend right now.  It burned through powerlines and we lost power for hours.  That meant no fans.  It was hot last night.  Blech.

Today, at school, a tree decided to fall behind the school and it took out the power lines.  So, at lunchtime (imagine a line of kids with soup next to the microwave ), the power went out.  (No, I don’t know why kids would bring soup for lunch when it is 97 degrees.  They are 5th graders — they don’t have to make sense.  Sigh.)  It didn’t come back on again before we left for the day.  So, no fans.   A mom brought popsicles to share — bless her generous soul — and that was wonderful

After school, I took my hot, grumpy kids and my hot, grumpy self to my mother-in-law’s for a swim in her nice cool pool.  That was a good thing.  Moods were improved with each splash!  Add McDonald’s for dinner and you have a near perfect evening!

At some point, however, I have to go in and brave that hotbox of a classroom this weekend and get some prep work done.  Blech.  It was a good week but lordy I’m hot and tired.

I’d better go pour some wine to help get rid of the whine.  🙂


9 Responses to “Where did I put that whine?”

  1. Neefer 31 August, 2007 at 7:15 pm #

    Wimp! It’s been over 100F here for the week. Do you hear me complaining? Of course, call me wimp, too.

  2. Susan Gets Native 31 August, 2007 at 7:41 pm #

    Double blech.
    Hang in there. It’s got to get better.
    Right? Right?

  3. lizalee 31 August, 2007 at 9:20 pm #

    Hey, Neefer . . . I’m betting your work has a/c though! Yea, I thought so . . . who’s a wimp now? 🙂

  4. Pam 1 September, 2007 at 1:30 am #

    No air conditioning in a CA building, that’s just unbelievable! Hope the weather gets better for you soon!

  5. Miz S 1 September, 2007 at 4:51 am #

    Nothing like a classroom of sweaty 5th-graders. I can smell it from here.

  6. jayne 2 September, 2007 at 4:49 am #

    Oh me… I’ll just whine right along with you. I can’t stand being hot…ugh. Hang in there. Like Miz S said, I can just smell a bunch of sweaty 5th graders…yech.

  7. Phyllis 2 September, 2007 at 6:31 am #

    Wow. No power and they didn’t send everyone home?

    But think of my hometown in Ohio. It is frequently in the 90’s after school starts (and humid) and the high school STILL doesn’t have a/c. Yeah, it’s quite pleasant. Ha.

  8. mary 2 September, 2007 at 6:48 pm #

    Our schools opened two weeks ago. Many of the elementary schools don’t have AC. Can you believe that in NC??? Or CA???

    They sent children home at noon when it was 95+.

    Cooler days are coming – hang in.

  9. browneyedgirl65 5 September, 2007 at 1:56 pm #

    I can laugh! I can laugh! Now that the heat has broken down here, too o.O

    Labor day weekend. Three days of 100+ temps and miserable humidity. No A/C. All my plans of doing stuff around the house severely curtailed.


    In our case the weather was pushed up from the carribean via AZ or Mexico. What happened to you guys??

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