I drove by the site of my former workplace yesterday. It’s REALLY gone now. Nothing there but a concrete foundation and a flagpole. If I hadn’t known were I was, I wouldn’t have known where I was. It was eerie, but completely unemotional. I think knowing that my stuff is no longer accessible is actually a relief. Nothing like demolition to bring about closure.
My spring break starts on Tuesday afternoon. For everyone else in my school system, break started Friday, but thanks to the fire, Friday and Monday are fire make-up days. I think this is grossly unfair. Our state has a make-up exemption policy for schools with extenuating circumstances. A few years ago a hurricane–Charley? Floyd? Ophelia?–damaged several schools on the North Carolina coast, and students missed several days, maybe even weeks, of school. The state excused many, if not most, of the days, but only because the LEA (Local Education Agency) superintendent petitioned the state legislative bodies. I’m guessing that since our days weren’t excused, Principal didn’t petition our super, and the super didn’t petition the state, so we are losing yet another two days (we lost a day of Thanksgiving break and two days of Christmas break, not to mention all but one spring semester workday). All of this means I will probably have lots of absentees Monday, and those who do come to school (including me) will be bitterly annoyed about being there.
What I really meant to say before I went on a tirade about make-up days was that I’m really looking forward to a few days off. Sheesh.
Finally, I missed my 2nd anniversary. My blog anniversary, that is. It was March 15th. Wow. Two years of blogging. I went back and read some of my early entries, and rather than being annoyed by myself or critical of my own writing, which is usually the case, I was pleased and quite glad I decided to start a blog. Blogging has been good for me in so many ways. Here’s to another year.