Well, the building was locked. I reswiped my fob thingy and the door still didn't unlock. And then my cell phone pings. I look at the message. It's from my college. It says:
CSM power is out. The campus is closed. Do not come to campus. Check the CSM website for updates. Next update: 9:00am.
BUT I'M ALREADY HERE!!
Fine. My 8:00 class is canceled. Do I go home and wait and drive back to campus for my 10:00am class, or do I just hang out?
I was in my car weighing the pros and cons when the door to my building opened and was propped open by one of the Police Academy instructors. So I decided to go wait in my office.
Here is the hallway that greeted me:
I sort of felt my way down the hall to my office and fumbled with various keys until I managed to unlock my door and go in. I sat and waited, and when it was light enough by the window, I sat and read until 9:00am. My Dean stopped by and chatted with me a bit and I told her tales of New Orleans.
Here is what my office looks like in the morning light:
My desk is by the door, so you are actually looking at my office mate's desk and bookcase.
May I just say that my desk and bookcases are more entertaining by a long shot.
Anyway, 9:00am finally arrived and this is the text message I received:
CSM power is out. Campus is still closed. All morning classes are canceled. Next update at 12:00pm.
Yabba dabba doo! I locked up everything and headed home.
ps. It's now 11:00, and another text just arrived saying the campus is now closed until 6pm. Next update at 4:00 regarding night classes. I feel sorry for anybody taking a Thursday night class that meets only once a week.
But not too sorry.