some unique experiences

I bet these didn't happen to you today.

1. I put some bread in the toaster, set the dial between 1 and 2 and walked away. When I returned, the bread had not yet toastified and popped up. "Ah nuts!" I thought. Sure enough the toast was black. I wonder if 1 is the highest heat and 10 is the lowest. That doesn't seem right, but I'll experiment with it and get back to you. By the way, we've had the toaster for a year and a half.

2. As we were on our way out this morning and in a bit of a hurry, the guard stopped us. He asked me to tie his tie for him. Apparently they all have to wear ties now, and he has no idea how to tie his. Tying a tie for someone else is never easy - especially when he is short and you don't have a mirror.

3. I was informed that there have been some additions made to my teaching schedule. Starting tomorrow, I will be teaching some elementary classes - two 3rd grade classes and a double 4th grade class. This wasn't really new information. I had been warned earlier that I might be asked to fill in some gaps. It will only be one day a week, so I should survive. If anyone knows how to teach 3rd and 4th grade, please let me know.