What a delightful surprise: it rained this evening! Although the forecast included a 20% chance of thunderstorms, experience has taught me to take the word of the weatherpeople with copious amounts of salt. Were they even aware of my existence, they'd doubtless be thumbing their noses at me right now.
Not only did it rain, it rained hard. There was some pretty intense lightning and thunder (which sent the poor pup under the bed to hide out). I was more concerned about the wind gusts than anything else: I kept a close eye on my market umbrella. The last time I looked out at it, I discovered that the wind had actually done me a favor: the sign above had been turned backwards for a couple of weeks now and I kept forgetting to flip it. The wind did it for me!