(Construction Language), it’s Cold!

Winter has come back to Northern Colorado. It’s been crazy cold. It says something about how cold it is when we get excited to see above zero temperatures again; and I’m talking about daytime temperatures.

Girl Twin came home from school and “mentioned” it was 46 degrees in her classroom. They have been studying the metric system in school, so I let that that comment go over my head. I thought she was giving me the temperature in Celsius. Something made me do a rough conversion in my head. (Yes, I can do some math without a calculator. And yes, it surprises me, also.) I will save you the trouble, 46 degrees Celsius is too hot for a classroom.

Me: Are you sure that was the temperature? Girl Twin: Yes, it was so cold in our classroom we get to wear our coats. Me: Why didn’t you have heat in the classroom? Girl Twin: The furnace is broken; they will have it fixed on Saturday.