Capital High School opened as planned at 10:00 this morning, after an extra week's vacation due to a collapsed roof. District officials, Board members and media types arrived just in time to catch what will certainly be the first of many false fire alarms.
With the exposed plywood barricading the library and much of the commons, with circuitous, cramped commutes through crowded hallways, and with the constant movement of construction workers and materials throughout the building, the entire experience is one extended flashback to the remodel we finished a couple years ago.
The biggest headache, now that the mess is largely contained, is shared by the diaspora, the teachers who have set up shop in computer labs or the Career Center for the foreseeable future.
But at least we're back.