One good thing about a lot of rain is it keeps the sidewalks clean. Normally Montague Street and environs stink like a render farm by July.
Another benefit is that you notice things on the sidewalks when they are shiny wet, like the painted marks all up and down Columbia Heights, which are as inscrutable as crop circles. I think they are made by:
- The Con Edison people or
This is the only one I understand. It's pointing me in the direction of home.