The rain never got as intense as expected, and it was entirely absent more than it was present, but an occasional gust of strong wind did give an impression that a storm might be going on. The sky remained covered with clouds throughout. During the power outage it occurred to me that it would be a good time to look at the stars, and then I remembered it was too cloudy. Maybe we'll get a power outage on a clear night someday.
There was a nap Friday evening, beginning a bit after six o'clock, and it was the power outage that woke me up from it. The power went off four times and came back on three, and each time it came back on there was a beep from the apartment's hard wired carbon monoxide alarm system. I also get automated outage notices from PG&E over my cell phone, and it soon gave its text message noise. I had no idea what time it was, so had to check the phone, and it was 8:47. Without the outage I might have slept another two or three hours, so I guess I was lucky it happened.
So I'll probably get back to sleep shortly. There are still gusts of wind echoing in the vents now and then, and there could be more showers well into the morning, but I don't think this storm is going to bring any serious rain. I don't think it even washed all the bird poop off of my outdoor chair. The winter is being as lethargic as I am.