I woke up in the night to rat-a-tat-tat noises that I could not identify. It sounded just like someone typing on an old upright typewriter at 80 words a minute. Have we been invaded by an army with machine guns? I’d better go open the window and find out…Ah! RAIN! No wonder it was an unfamiliar sound here in southern California! I left the window open to enjoy the music to my ears. I have always liked the sound of rain, ever since my Iowa childhood.