Mom Said No.

My folks are coming up for the fourth of July. Well, ok, not the fourth of July. They’re driving here from South Dakota–the far end of South Dakota–finding somewhere to camp in between here and there, driving some more, and arriving here on the second. Staying for the third. Then driving to my mom’s parents for the fourth.

It’s hard, but we’re too broke to stay in Rapid City over the fourth, and too broke even to try to get the weekend off. Economy sucks, you know?

They’re going to stop somewhere to go camping because my little sisters, ages fourteen and nearly-twelve, bought a tent. When my parents called, they’d set

up the tent in the basement. So they could practice camping, They wanted to use the backyard, but there was a tornado watch.

Mom Said No.