I heard it before I opened my eyes, the gentle thud of rain falling. I thought to myself, "So this is what rain sounds like when it falls on my own home." I opened my eyes and enjoyed the quiet sounds of the house, the rain, human and animal sleep sounds.
I touched my bare feet to the hardwood floor and walked down the hallway. Listening for the one stair that has a little creak. Cordelia seemed content to snuggle for a bit and then we spent a good half hour looking out the window as the rain morphed from fat drops into fat flakes and back into drops again.