The sound of rain often helps me go to sleep, but it didn't work this morning. I ended up going to sleep so late that I didn't wake up until almost four o'clock this afternoon. By then the rain was over and the sun came out. It wasn't out long enough to dry the masses of fallen leaves yet to be raked. It would take several days of sunlight to do that, and we won't be getting several days of sun. The rain will be back by Wednesday. If this keeps up all winter, the leaves will all rot away before I can rake them. I guess that would be good, aside from the whole yard-smelling-of-rot all winter thing.
But it's Monday and I don't have to go shopping again for six whole days. That makes me happy, looming leafpocalypse or not.