True, it’s still about 100 degrees Fahrenheit outside, and so avoiding heat injuries is still a big issue, especially while exercising outside. But most of the kiddos in the DFW Metroplex started school today, and I’m already in the big transition, from summer teaching to fall teaching.
This is especially so, since I’m now at my new college, in the eastern part of the Metroplex, in Mesquite. It’ll be a commute — 50 miles roundtrip, five days a week, from my house to the college. But the folks seem friendly enough, and I’m looking forward to new blood and a new environment, even with the not-so-great textbooks that got grandfathered in from my predecessors’ book ordering.
I don’t *officially* have to report till next week, but, as I said, this is my new job, so I have all these little “new employee” stuff to do this week. But I still want to go swimming, dagnabit, and I’m thinking of taking the Hubby to the local water amusement park for his birthday on Thursday, since he’s a “sun-and-surf” person, like me.
Just a little bit of summer-time before the fall semester really wakes up, and it’s back to being the respectable college professor again.