It rained this evening and it was an old-fashioned, drenching, prolonged rain that is so typical of Vancouver weather. It was so welcoming to feel the cool rain as it seems like it has been weeks since we got any precipitation. After the stifling and draining heat wave we just had, to get this cooling reprieve was awesome.
I was actually outside in a hoodie and shorts when the rain started and it was so pleasant. It smelled like rain and the temperature felt normal again, not like the surface of the sun. I could tell the roads were dirty and slick with oil because I heard several cars spin their wheels along the steep hill that is close by to where I live. The initial bit of rain makes the roads slippery before more rain washes everything away.
It was a pleasant cool night and I hopefully will sleep well tonight.