Torrential for hours, rain has been cacophonous all night. The few seconds it took me to dash out and fetch the morning paper left me very wet. The cat has been nagging me all night as well. I wonder if she's trying to tell me we are soon to be in need of an ark? In the mountains, probably not. But if the wind that lately rose keeps blowing the pines, rooted as they are in saturated ground, we're apt to need candles. I'm surprised we haven't lost our electricity already. Now is when I kick myself for not getting that backup power supply for the computer yet. I'm leery of using the thing when power outages become as likely as they are now. At least four more days of this are on the way, too. The year will be dissolved.