Monday, the rains came--to much of the Midwest. On Monday afternoon, we got about five inches of rain in a couple of hours. We probably still would have been okay but about suppertime the sump pump died and by 8:00 we had around 8-9 inches of water in the whole basement. First time ever. So instead of preparing to camp, we have been mopping, hauling stuff out, pitching, talking to the insurance agent and cleaning services, and my favorite, scrubbing with bleach. I'd rather be camping.
I did manage in my early morning hours to put the first three Frannie Shoemaker books into a collection or 'boxed set.' This is a bit of a misnomer because this version is only for the Kindle so there's no box involved, but you get the idea. These sell for about half the cost of buying the three books individually. And a disclaimer: these do not include the camping hints, but still a deal for 4.99 on Amazon.
Camping Can Be Murder Vol 1
So it will be a working holiday for us in order to get everything out for the citywide disaster pickup next week. But we do have reservations at Lake Red Rock next week. We hope Mother Nature goes along with the plan.