It's raining! Not only that, but there's a whole lot of that fantastically bombastic accompaniment, thunder!! My house's foundation and yard are enjoying every single delightful drop, thank you very much.
And now, it has settled down to a steady rain (altho I still hear some thunder in the distance) ... hang on for a minute while I peruse Houston's weather forecast and satellite imagery ... My goodness, how strange! The storms are moving from east to west!! ... I'll go back and double check. Maybe I was just imagining things? ... (Aha!! Couldn't immediately do it! My lights went out briefly and, of course, the computer shut down. Let me try again.) ... Well, they're still moving from east to west, and it looks like we've got another pretty good-sized one coming at us within the next 15-20 minutes, or so. Hooray!
What that means, of course, is that I will have to put off my shopping sojourn for another hour or two. So be it. My stomach can wait. The foundation won't.