We've discovered that we are pretty well outfitted for the rain that is so common and frequent in Oregon.  What we didn't expect was the torrential downpour that awaited us when we landed in Sacramento this afternoon.  It rained, hard... all the way from Sacramento Airport until we hit Manteca.  Leroy even reported a couple incidences of hydro-planing.  (I was asleep, fortunately.) The good news is that the flowers that I planted last week might have a chance at life.  I'm not very good at watering.  Good thing Mother Nature is taking care of that for me.