Since none of you correctly guessed what the photo was on my last (slacker) post, I will save the all-expense paid trip for the next guess-athon and drink the half bottle of Strawberry Hill (hee hee, hiccup--oops, I already did).
So now let me set the scene for the photo...
For decades the basement in the Absarokee house remained dry, only flooding during storms of biblical proportions. For the past several years, for one reason or another (and believe me I do have my theories), the basement has flooded despite our having put pumps down there.
This year my brother decided to be ready.
He spent many a weekend chipping the concrete from around the French drain in the basement. He worked his tail off to create a sump so that he could put a float-controlled pump in it.
Those are 5 gallon buckets...so you can see how large the rock is.
I showed up just in time to help him plumb it in and take a few photos, of course.
Including this lovely one of a long-deceased arachnid of some type.
You have probably guessed by now that the photo in the last post was a close up of the sump he built.
Let the rains come!