It was warm today for November, in the mid-50s or higher. The school building thinks it is heating, not cooling, season and cannot adjust to unseasonable weather. The classrooms were uncomfortably warm, with no relief. That, combined with a large number of illness-related absences, a low-blood sugar student pandemic, and my greater-than-usual fatigue made for a long day in front of the room. There was no fresh air anywhere. I was dying by degrees, day-dreaming of cold drinks and crisp November weather. A low-energy, uncomfortable, unsatisfying day of teaching.