Boy, am I glad I came home when I did!
I went to WallyWorld, Walgreens, and the dog food store, and headed home. I considered stopping for lunch somewhere, then decided against it. As I drove home I noticed the clouds were building, but there was not a really threatening one. When I got here, I carried groceries and other sundry things in, unloaded 250 pounds of salt into the water softener tank, and then hefted the 40 pound bag of dog food onto the deck.
It began sprinkling, just very, very lightly while I was doing this, and I began putting groceries away. I noticed there had been a power outage, apparently as I was carrying groceries in, just three minutes before. And suddenly there were two more momentary outages in a row, and then ...........
All hell broke loose!
It rained so hard I couldn't hear myself when I spoke to the dogs! Jazi was frantic, and I was trying to calm her down while I finished putting the refrigerated things away. I truly couldn't hear anything but R.A.I.N!!! It has now been about 30 minutes and it is still raining hard, although not as hard as those first five or so minutes.
Before I left, I had closed most of the windows to just a crack, preparing for heat, not rain, so I knew it was OK. I sat down to calm Jazi, and about 20 minutes into the rain, I wondered if Linda had closed the window in the guest room. No. And the edge of the bed is wet. Sigh.
If I had stopped for lunch it might have been so much worse. I would still be waiting to carry in groceries, and the bed would have been much wetter. The salt bags always have some small holes so the salt would have been messy. The dog food would have been wet, because they cut the bar code off as proof of purchase (I'm in a "buy 10 and get one free" program) and they are careful to not cut the whole way through, but it would have leaked. Jaz would have been completely freaked by the time I got home. And after all that, I would be enormously grumpy!!
Yeah, I'm glad I came home when I did!