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   Posted 1/29/2009 6:27 AM (GMT -6)   
So tomorrow is my first day back at work, after 7 weeks of school holidays. sadly, australia is in the grips of a particularly nasty heatwave. my classroom is upstairs- where heat rises and gets trapped. the school does not have air-con. i have 1 broken ceiling fan. we are expecting temps in the late 30's to 40 degrees celcius. redface redface redface
Im still unwell from my 'bang head in pool' incident, and i fear i will wilt like a flower in the heat tomorrow. all heat agitates me- when it gets to record breaking hot, then im in big trouble. ive also been to the doc, i have pharyngitis (like strep throat but worse). im on round 3 of anti-biotics this month.
Im dreading tomorrow and could use some prayer- i like my job, but the state education department treats its staff and students like crap-  nono we arent even worthy of basic ventilation.
Prayers family? i know i can always count on you guys- my peeps!
Love to you all, im a darn good teacher and i dont want sickness and hideous weather to get in the way of me doing my job well.
Maz XX
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   Posted 1/29/2009 7:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I will send you happy, happy thoughts all day long babe!! When you think how hot and horrible you feel.....just think about me sweating my but off showering the elderly, cleaning dirty bums, wipeing snotty noses and dripple. Feeding and usually getting yelled at or groaped by the dementure patients! haha!! I do love my job dont get me wrong!! I'm am positive you will be fine! You are a fighter and will be fine! Positive thoughts and love to you! gillxx


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   Posted 1/29/2009 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   

Dear Maz,

Ouch I am sorry you have to go back to work under those conditions, that is insane.  You get no airconditioning and our schools have cut back on the heat at the schools.  I will see many of the kids wearing their jackets to keep warm. 

I heard one teacher say she had her long underwear on during our really coldest weather.

You have my prayers and know I will be thinking of you on your first day back at it.  Take care of you and if you need to go home because your sick, you do it or they will be taking you out on a stretcher.




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   Posted 1/29/2009 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Sending healing prayers your way that your health improves, and prayers that the weather will cool for you. I agree with Skitt, if you are feeling too poorly, please do go home and rest up.

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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 1/29/2009 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
You're gonna be in my prayers....I get very miserable in high heat situations also so I can relate to how you are feelings especially with no air conditioning..... that's just wrong!! Hope you feel better very soon. Try taking a small insulated lunch bag with you with a bunch of ice in it and a put a washcloth in there and place it on your neck at times to cool your body a bit.

Gilly I can relate with you also.....I used to do that type of work before I decided I couldn't take it anymore and went back to school! Haha hang in there both of you guys!

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   Posted 1/29/2009 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I sure hope you are feeling a bit better by tomorrow Maz. You know you are in my prayers :) I'm sorry to hear that you have no air conditioning at your school. . . Seems really wild to me. Be sure to take a couple of fans in with you to keep you cooler my friend!

Love ya little aussie sis :)
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   Posted 1/29/2009 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   

You are in my prayers, I hate the heat as well keep the fluid levels up and see if you can get a fan surely your school should provide these I hope?


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   Posted 1/29/2009 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
IN my thoughts and prayers Maz'Take care of yourself .............
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