The volume of rain we have been getting has been approaching ridiculous levels. We went about six months with virtually no rain, and then this last week or so we get about a year’s worth all at once. Although we need the rain, it pains me to see so much of it fall all at once. It’s all going to waste. I stand outside on my front porch and watch a river of fresh water rushing off to the drainage system that will deliver it all to the Gulf of Mexico. Meanwhile, two months from now we’ll be in the middle of another drought and all of that water will be long gone. If I were inclined to care for my lawn, I would kill for a cistern or something similar to catch and store all of that run-off rain water. Once you get beyond the cost of building the thing, you would have free water for irrigation. Oh well, it was nice to see the rain.