Today is a cold, dark January day, and I most certainly didn’t want to get out of bed. I even hit the snooze this morning, something I almost never do. I spent the first 30 minutes of my day grumbling about how I had to go to work, until I reached my inbox and found this message from one of my Java students:

Professor Amber, I GOT IT TO RUN!

Thank you so much for the help! That was really satisfying getting it to run after numerous trial and errors. I hope you don’t mind me bothering you with homework like this. I am very thankful and happy you helped and got it to run successfully!

I exchanged easily a half a dozen emails with this student yesterday, and he was reporting back that he had finally gotten it done. And it reminded me that this is precisely why I get up on January days to go teach.