A bonus is that the rain made it a bit (though not much) warmer today. That makes it unlikely that ice will form on the roads and cause cars to go sliding off into utility poles,which could make my electricity go away. I will probably get to stay warm while listening to the rain water the plants outside my window. Being warm while listening to rain makes the mid-month ritual of balancing the parent's checkbook easier to deal with. It certainly improved the grilled cheese sandwich I had for dinner.