Buffalo had a good, solid rain yesterday afternoon. It soaked me at work while working on a porch near Elmwood and it soaked our future house at the same time. Now, we should be mere weeks away from closing on this house and finally being able to secure it from the Western New York weather. But that nearness makes rainy days all the more frustrating, because that soaking is so close to preventable. Still, halfway through the seventh month of this process, it gets hard to jump out of your seat and get upset, which is good for conserving energy in the long run. Soon enough, we tell ourselves, this waiting will be over and the real work begins.