Our hot, arid town, in our dry, scorched state finally received some rain last night.
It came in a mad downpour, as if to make up for the many dry weeks in 15 minutes of deluge. I'm sure it didn't put a dent in our need for water, but it sure felt good to step out in the cold rain on a hot day.
The storm where we are was strong enough that our neighborhood had its power knocked out. We spent our evening hours and went to bed in darkness.
But the kids were home and we laughed and told stories and lit candles and had an enjoyable time in the dark.
I rather like the reminder that we aren't in control of everything.