And surprisingly, today was the first day I got rained on, and it was really only misting.
On a somewhat related note:
My neighborhood occasionally sends out a newsletter (like every 3-4 months). In the last one it mentioned something to the effect of, "remember to lock up, residents have reported seeing strangers trying locks (car and house) in early and late hours." I looked at it, thought "glad we lock our doors" and promptly forgot all about it.
Then I started running. My neighborhood is relatively flat, has lots of houses, about a mile of roads and is well-lit. So I run in my neighborhood. I occasionally see others doing the same thing. I think it was my second run I saw a kid (read: teenage boy) running wearing a sweatshirt, jeans and skater shoes. At 5:00 in the morning. I thought it seemed a little strange, especially since he was doing more the drag-your-feet run than a running-for-exercise run. I mentioned to Tom that I thought it was odd, and promptly forgot all about it.
Friday, I was stretching before my run (I walk for 5 minutes and stretch at the mailbox, where there is a neighborhood bulletin board) and noticed that there was an "ALERT" posted on the board. It read something like this:
Several residents have seen a youth wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt checking locks in early and late hours. Although this is typical teenage wear, please be on the lookout. Neighbors have found him in driveways and fenced backyards. A hubcap was missing and tank of gas emptied while cars were parked in the owner's driveway. Please keep your eye out and report any strange behavior.
I immediately thought of the kid I had seen the previous week. Um, yikes.
Then, as I was running, I noticed a police car parked at the end of the street with the police man walking up the street shining his flashlight into carports and yards, obviously looking for something (or, I should say, someone.)
But just watch, give me a week, and I'll completely forget about it.