Yesterday afternoon, while I was lounging on the window seat with Sophie glued to my leg ("Make the thunder stop!"), the rain was sluicing down my windows and filling the gutters in the street. A couple of blocks away, it was doing more than filling the gutters; it was overflowing them. This is the view from the door of the bookstore. Luckily it didn't get any farther than this or there would have been a mad scramble to empty the lower shelves!