I don't know how many of you are aware of it, but the Huron County Common Pleas Court has moved into Norwalk High School for the summer, while repairs are made at the courthouse on Main Street. This fact has been in the newspaper. I have known about it, and yet it didn't seem real. The high school is where I teach, and where my children go to school. A courthouse?
But earlier this week, I went looking for my husband, who was "in court." That meant "at the high school." I went there to find him, thinking I would just stroll right into the high school as I do during the year. I knew things were different when I was greeted by a sheriff's deputy outside the main door of the school. "Are you going to the clerk of court's office or the courtroom?" he asked me. "The courtroom," I responded. "But I can find it myself," I assured him. After all, I know my way around the high school building.