Apparently, we are taking a "pounding..." our weather has brought rain, hail, thunder, lightning, and flooding, snow,tornado watches, which were downgraded to "gustnados?" To cap it all off, there was even an earthquake! I cannot bear to check the accident reports: We are silly, naive drivers, with no comprehension of the laws of physics; in rain our ignorance is only compounded. If it weren't so true, it would be funny. Oh, heck, it is funny. Yeah, I wanted to bring the kids out of school, early, we checked our candles, made mashed potatoes, debated what room of our house qualifies as a "basement." It's been a blast! It's a novelty. It's exhilarating... huddling together through sky ripping rounds of thunder! Dashing through downpours, clearing blocked drains in the yard, then digging canals, and navigating large puddles that we've named, like lakes discovered by early explorers! We are novices, inadequately dressed, bemused citizens of a sunny and golden state.