I love the summer work at school...
6 whole peaceful weeks to do work, but then I think back to previous summers and remember:
I'll take it easy at the beginning as I've got 6 whole weeks, loads of time, but then I'll start umpteen tasks and not finish them due to unforeseen circumstances and at the end of August I'm thinking "I'm running out of time and I've got to get this stuff working now" and I can't remember where all the jobs are that are half done, but you will come the start of term, when staff slowly uncover them and collar you to sort it out.
I'll have peace to nip to the loo for a no.2 without the door handle being rattled, oh no wait! the loo roll is out as the cleaners haven't been in to replenish the stock.
Staff randomly coming into the school especially to distract you, oh but they won't just bring themselves and their trivial issues, but they'll also bring kids and dogs who just think it's fun to run around the place!!
And also don't forget the new staff via email, you help them out the first time and suddenly you've got a new best friend and they'll be back to ask you every other question they can think of.
You'll go to re-image a room but no you can't because of one of these reasons:
The room will be locked, the caretakers will be impossible to find (and just ignore the radio anyway), and the main key from the office has been lost.
Electricians have turned the power off
Painters are in decorating and splashing paint over the PC's (you didn't know about this of course)
Your boss is just moving the switch from the cabinet, but forgot to tell you
PAT Testers are in the room just plain getting in the way
You'll also get collared by various people walking around that include, lift engineers, fire extinguisher checkers, health and safety auditors or just plain auditors auditing something or another, people that are hiring rooms you know nothing about, random parents asking for someone who's not there.
You think you'll take a nice short cut with a load of equipment you need to transfer to a room, but no, random doors have been locked along your path, you'll have to go around the houses instead.
You'll find other jobs that you weren't particularly going to do until you stumbled across them:
Projectors left on, oh better check the bulb life now and turn it off
People logged on to random PC's, I'll just log them out
Pigeon trapped in a room as it got through a dodgy upstairs window and has pooped everywhere, better try and get it out the window again.
You'll walk into cobwebs in the parts of the school where no one has been for a few weeks.
You'll have rooms where PC's will need to be relocated because of building works or general painting, but of course they will finish on the last day of the summer and then you've got virtually no time to get everything back in order.
And then you get to sit down at the inset for the staff meeting exhausted, with people nudging you from behind "saying did you have a good summer" before you can answer it's onto a list of their problems, and then to cap it all, all the work that has been done doesn't get mentioned by the Head although other people are thanked!
Then I think, no actually I hate the summer.