Wow. Seriously, like, wow.
I was in the library, volunteering, and I was in the children's section upstairs (they call it the Junior Mezzanine). The shelving process generally involves taking the books on a cart and sorting them alphabetically, unless someone has already come along and done that bit for you. The spot I usually alphabetize in is right in front of one of the big windows. Well, I'm looking outside, and suddenly I notice just how fast the clouds are moving. I was enthralled. I love a strong wind! Then it started raining, and I was elated! We don't get nearly enough rain here. And then... it started raining harder. Within a few minutes it looked like it was night outside, and the rain was coming down in sheets! It was amazing! That was when I stood up to start putting the books away, and realized there was water coming in from the window.
Now, these are floor-to-ceiling windows, so the water was soaking the carpet. I went to tell one of the librarians about it, but when I got there, she was already scrambling to move the computers out of the way of a drip coming from the ceiling. :P Luckily none of the books were hurt, but apparently whenever one of the city buildings has a problem, they have to call the fire department or something like that (I only caught snippets of the conversation). In any case, when I left there was a fire truck waiting outside, though for what I'm not entirely sure. But I realized something about the rain here.
It always rains when I wear sandals to the library... which means I get to slosh through the parking lot in semi-bare feet.
Fare thee well, friend!