The annual basement flood

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Where do classrooms go in the summer? Some lucky people get to leave their books and posters, knowing that they will return in a few months to pick up where they left off. Many of us are not so lucky, though. I won’t be back regardless, but I can’t leave my room for my successor. My successor is supposed to be upstairs. I’ve hardly ever been lucky enough to repeat a room and, when I did, painting was scheduled or Promethean boards were being installed or something. So I fill the car. Students carry boxes to my car. Family members and I cart my walls, drawers and shelves to the basement.

basement mess

The basement’s quite a disaster at the moment. My photo only catches the entryway.