A Month of Mondays
Monday, October 21, 2019
Today when I got to school, there was a serious traffic back up. Luckily, I come into campus on the far end, so I wasn't immediately affected. But I could see all kinds of lights and could tell there had been some type of traffic accident in front of our main entrance. I remember thinking...Oh gosh, I hope it isn't serious.
Well, it was serious, the student parking lot was totally shut down and eventually the main road so that a helicopter could land and take the accident victim to the hospital. In fact, it was one of the most horrific accidents that I have ever seen. It did not involve any of our students but it did involve a 20-year-old kid who first responders now tell me will be ok. However, at the time, I have to say that we were all quite shaken up.
As my kids came into class, I had them all contact their families to let them know that they were ok. I even called my daughter because my car was the same color as the car under the tractor trailer. I think it put us all a little more at ease to touch base with our families after witnessing that horrific scene.
But the Monday did not stop there. About 1/2 hour before lunch, the city water main broke. Uhmmm....everyone has to go to the bathroom at lunch! The entire college campus - except for one building was totally without water.
Now, top this off with the fact that my formal observation was last period after such a grueling day.
Can you say stress??? However, the stress of the rest of the day was definitely put into perspective with the events of the morning.
I must say....take a minute to hug your family. That scene this morning definitely reminded me of how your life can change in just a moment.