I woke in the night to the sound of rain outside the open window. It was beautiful! This isn't just a quick shower, either - it's expected to stick around for a few days. Just the kind of soaking bath this dusty land needs right now.
I don't think Tom's going to complain about it waiting to rain until he has some days off to get work done outside - he has spent the last two days clearing brush from the creek area and cleaning the outside of the house, cleaning all of the windows and doors, screens, glass, wood, and all. I'm sure he's ready for a rainy day in more ways than one.