Air conditioning on a frigid day-#sol18

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It has been frigid here in Virginia (as in most of the country this week).  This morning, at 7:00, the temperature was two degrees.  Due to the extreme cold, school started two hours late today.  For someone who absolutely hates to wear a coat, scarf, or gloves, this weather is challenging because it forces me to wrap up.

However, once I started the day at school, I forgot about the weather.  Today was our first day back after the holiday, so I appreciated some extra time to get prepared for the week.  Everything was going along great! I had a particularly great lesson with my fifth graders and was reminded yet again of how much I am going to miss this group when they go to middle school.  I even had to chuckle when one of my fourth graders asked to borrow one of my beloved InkJoy pens for the rest of the day.

However, about ten minutes before the kids were released for the day, I noticed a sudden chill in my room.  I paused and realized that the air conditioning had kicked on and a near arctic-blast of air was pumping into my room.  For at least twenty minutes, the air conditioner hummed merrily and the room just got colder and colder.  Thankfully, our wonderful custodian, Mr. C., will get everything taken care with a phone call to the Maintenance department before my classroom becomes a habitat for penguins and polar bears!

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10 thoughts on “Air conditioning on a frigid day-#sol18

  1. Lisa Corbett

    Sounds like a confused air conditioner! I know the heat has been turned way down in my school building for the break and we don’t go back for another few days. It is going to be freezing on Monday! I’ll have to remember to wear an extra layer.

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  2. mbhmaine

    That sounds awful! The temperatures have been brutal this winter (my car thermometer showed -17 on the way to work!) and I can’t even imagine adding air conditioning to that mix. If it’s not fixed by tomorrow, do you want to borrow a pair of long johns? lol

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  3. theapplesinmyorchard

    Yikes…I cannot even think about air conditioning right now! It has been frigid here for about five days with day time temps not breaking above zero! This morning was -11 at bus stop time, but on New Year’s Eve we went to the movies around 8:30 and it was -15 (no wind chill included). Our fireplace has been going constantly, as has the furnace! I hope things are warmer tomorrow, for both of us! Our kids went back to school today, too. Come to think of it, I am surprised we didn’t have a late start due to the temps, as well! Happy New Year!

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  4. Adrienne

    I hope Mr. C. and the maintenance team get things taken care of for you. We go back on Thursday. We’ve had a coldish spell in the Pacific Northwest, and I am planning to dress in layers because I suspect the school was more or less unheated during our break.

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  5. Melanie Meehan

    Air conditioning is not what I’m wanting as I sit in front of my space heater. Good they got that fixed. I loved the way you set your post up to wend its way to the cold then the warmth then the cold and then the warmth again. It was really effective!

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  6. mrspalmerponders

    I’m usually up for surprises, but not this kind! So relieved to hear that heat was restored. Just heard this morning that we were breaking a 100 year old record for longest stretch of frigid temperatures. Here’s hoping that a warming trend is on the horizon!

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  7. Elana Waugh

    We don’t get school cancelled unless it is 25 below. It was 4 below today with the windchill. I can’t imagine having that air go on. At least it was the end of the day and you got it fixed!

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