What's the hottest commodity around in the Midwest these last 2 days? A sump pump, baby! What? You don't think a sump pump is sexy, desireable? Just try getting 5-7 inches of rain overnight, flooded roads, highways, ditches, soaked sandbags, closed schools, barges breaking loose and hitting locks causing homes and towns to be submerged (at least in the 30 miles around us), and you'll understand why these little metal beauties are more popular than Cabbage Patch dolls and Beanie Babies in their heyday.
In all seriousness, I'm praying for all our fellow Midwesterners without heat, flooded basements and homes, and lost possessions. I wish I could send everyone a beautiful sump pump.