Look at this:
That's exactly what it was doing outside when we woke up yesterday morning. I opened my eyes at my usual 7 o'clock to bright sun shining in my window. Thomas got up to start the kettle and there was a loud rumbling noise. He came back in the room, "Was that thunder?"
Yep! Then we had lightening, more thunder and a huge downpour. I think that is only the third thunderstorm I have witnessed in California. And of course everybody is talking about it now.
Maybe it was a sign of what the stock market was going to do that day. But since we are 3,000 miles from Wall Street and I don't believe in "signs," I'm just going to call it a freakish start to the week.