But did we have to get so much of it just now?
It has been raining for a week and a half now. Sometimes steadily for hours, sometimes fiercely in a sudden deluge. Most days, and always at night. Which would be fine, except that I am plunk in the middle of major home renovations, including adding on a new, pitched roof to replace my old flat tar-and-gravel "pueblo style" roof. So they took the old roof off and carried it away, but they haven't put the new one on yet. I have tarps on top of my home, and we've had wind as well as rain, so they are doing a lot of flapping. Water is coming in. And the contractor says he can't put the new roof on until the rain stops.
That's at the house I live in (usually). At the moment Parris and I are living across the street in the house that is (usually) my office. That one has a roof, but it's a flat Santa Fe style roof, and so of course it's leaking.
All you kids in Ireland, STOP THAT DAMNED CHANTING!!!