We've been dry for 3-4 weeks, meaning the perennials are browning and the vegetable garden requires watering.
So a storm rolled through an hour ago, causing a power surge which set off a shrill continuous tone and seeming to fry half of my backup power/surge protector bought many years (20?) ago after losing a PC to a power surge. It took flipping all the circuit breakers in the breaker box to finally kill the sound, with the quiet permitting a more considered analysis of what happened.
It's interesting--with the smart phone available, I no longer feel a need for backup power, so my replacement will just be a surge protector.
The dugouts at National park, where the All Star game will be played tonight, are flooded, along with some roads. But at least we got some water.