We have, since the first of the year, broken a record held since 1885 for the number of days where the temperature never got above freezing. (Nine, in case you're wondering.)
Not a big deal if you live in, say, Montana, but when you're in the Beloved South it's news.
So the fact that it's now in the 50's (which is above normal), is a relief to most of us who were sick and tired of cold, icy classrooms. This is more like it.
And the ingredients were all there - a Friday, temps finally in the mid-50's, and only two weeks left of the month.
Yup, it was a perfect day for the mandatory monthly fire drill!