I noted to myself this morning the variability of rainfall. Unlike in California, where one could note this bit is in a rain shadow, that bit subject to summer fogs, here it's random whether one gets downbursts or not. My sister isn' getting the rain we are. Now that i think about it, last summer my folks were almost droughty while i wasn't watering much. I was just thinking we'd won the down pour lottery but now i'm going to have to encourage my parents and a niece or nephew into rain gauge measuring over years to find out if we are slightly wetter on average.