I had a strange experience today. I walked outside, and droplets of water appeared to be falling through the air. I looked around to see if someone was spraying a hose in my direction, but these droplets were everywhere, and appeared to be falling from a great height. This "rain," as it seems to be called, is said to be associated with the presence of clouds, which we've seen this summer. And the humidity has been brutal, sometimes over 50%! When I ventured out onto the highway, I saw that folks here in southern California have learned to deal with the dangers of wet roadways by speeding up, so as to get out of danger more quickly. I saw an accident involving several cars, so I accelerated to do my part for safety. Nonetheless, I was passed by numerous cars and motorcycles who apparently took the rain even more seriously than I. Until now, I thought that our water came mostly from underground pipes. You wouldn't know that they are there, except that they sometimes suddenly rupture and obliterate entire intersections and so on. It takes quite a few men leaning on shovels to get them working again. Fortunately, I'm safely home now. I wasn't sure that I was driving fast enough to avoid danger, but I guess I did OK.