How glorious to wake up this mid-July morning in Northern California to find it raining. I hope we get at least an inch. Everything's been so dry and we've been conserving water because it's supposed to be a drought year. You know when you start your shower and you let it run until you get hot water? Well, we have buckets that catch that cold water and then we use that to water the plants up on the decks. More later. People are starting to wake up here.