I went to school at the University of Alabama which is located in Tuscaloosa.
After I graduated, I took a job working at the school as a professor.
I teach mathematics to freshmen and sophomores at the university. I have an office on the second floor of the building. For the past couple of years, I have complained about the indoor air temperatures in my office. I have the office all the way at the end of the building and I am the farthest away from the air conditioning unit. The central air conditioning system never seemed to blow at full force in my office. Last week, the director of my department came to meet with me and the guy almost had a heat stroke because it was so warm in my office. I told the director that I had been complaining for a long time but no one was doing anything about it. The next day the maintenance department was in my office measuring for a new ductless mini-split unit. I didn’t really expect the director to get a special air conditioner just for me, but I am really happy that he did. The new AC unit is going to be installed tomorrow. All of my classes were canceled and I am going to take the day off. I’m still going to have office hours in the late afternoon, but I’m going to spend the day walking around the campus and the rest of Tuscaloosa. It’s been a long time since I had a day to enjoy the city and I’m really looking forward to the short break. I’m also looking forward to the new AC.