P is currently reading a rather weighty tome at the moment, "Kokoda" by Peter Fitzsimons.
It is an account of the Australian WWII campaign, describing the events and the conditions that the various protagonists encountered.
The book describes the challenging climate conditions of the area, with an average annual rainfall of around 16 feet and a daily amount of 10 inches not uncommon.
It put our current rainstorm into perspective for me.
Life could be worse.