Why am I hoping for rain? Well, my brother the trout, Salvelinas Fontinalis, offered to take us (me, Tuffy P and Memphis) mushroom picking on Saturday if we get the predicted rain over the next couple days. I'm looking forward to this. I don't know much about mushrooms, but my brother has been picking and eating them for a few years now and hasn't keeled over yet. Experience says a lot in the mushroom picking business.