Where I live we are visited by a weather phenomenon call The Pineapple Express. This is a mass of warm air from the south that brings moisture and that means rain. Not sprinkles of rain, but gallons of it. The street gutters become clogged from the other phenomenon that occurs this time of year, falling leaves. Lakes start growing around major intersections and inside parking lots. I went for a walk in it yesterday, or rather a swim. Fortunately the warm air makes the dampness bearable. Weather like this always makes me think that perhaps I would be better off getting around in a boat.