Most of you will not care but in an effort to reverse my fortune, I'm documenting here the number of days since measurable rain last fell. Hopefully by making light of this, rain will become plentiful. For the record, that day was July 23rd when a 3 hour monsoon pelted the garden. Since that time, I've heard rumbles of thunder and witnessed light shows from far, far away. You can tell me how much rain has fallen where you live while despite the shade, the grass under my oak tree wilts. Today is day 17.