… It made it close to 60 yesterday, and past that today. Tomorrow and Thursday are supposed to be even warmer. So, of course, to me that signaled time to un-winterize the swamp cooler. Before I left for school today I opened all the windows (to burglar resistant levels) and ran the cooler (no water, just air) full blast all day long. I love the smell of a freshly aired out house. But, in the fine Utah tradition, we are expecting snow this weekend, so I have to keep the foam insulation ready to plug up the cooler shaft so I don’t lose heat out it at night and when it snows. But still, 3 days of fresh air are worth the trouble.
… In class yesterday one kid told a “Yo Mama” joke. They all know that my mother passed away a long time ago, so they weren’t shocked when I told him that if he kept it up she’d come and haunt him. Knowing my sense of humor, this provoked a different student to tell me “Yo mama is so stupid she falls UP stairs.” I caught him off guard by, with a straight face, coming back with “That’s not funny, that’s how she died.” It was only a few seconds before I told him that I was just kidding, but it left him totally speechless. Which is no small feat for this kid. He did find it funny, because I caught him telling the story in another class.