I am in Pennsylvania visiting my folks. It’s great to be here. Unfortunately, now that the latest El Niño event in Southern California has passed, I am now enjoying rainfall East Coast style. It looks like my parents’ basement is in danger of flooding. We’re waiting for a call-back from the contractor who installed their sump-pump. My sister’s basement is already a scene from Hieronymus Bosch’s painting, Ship of Fools. Luckily, my nephew is there to get the sump-pump going. Now they are busy trying to clean up after the mess.