Today is a very important day. My second daughter is being recognized at the school awards ceremony as the school's top reader. Unfortunately, the awards ceremony is at 8:15, and I have to get the third kid on the bus at 8:05, making it really difficult for me to get to the awards ceremony on time. No problem, I thought; I'll just send the boy out to the bus stop early, then drive over to kid #2's school. No worries.
Good plan, but nature has other plans. It is pouring buckets and thundering (we haven't had morning rain in months, so this is very clearly the weather gods attempting to annoy me). There's no way I can leave kid #3 standing out there for twenty minutes in this mess. I'll have to drive him to the bus stop and wait for the bus to pick him up, then drive over to kid #2's school, and I will assuredly be late. Fortunately they usually recognize stuff like perfect attendance first, so hopefully I will get to see my kid receive her award.
ETA: And the local weather station's website cheerfully assures me that the current local conditions are "cloudy." Dudes, when I get soaked by stepping outside for two seconds, that is not "cloudy."