Well, it rained overnight.
An inch and three quarters.
This has been such a strange summer for so many reasons. In prior years I would record each rainfall of three tenths or maybe a quarter inch, and the rain would come in fits and drips, with an occasional badly needed inch rainfall now and then.
This year, although we recently went 18 days without any real rain, we got a soaking once a week earlier in the summer. And by soaking, I mean almost two inches at a time, or much more!
Last night it rained gently. When I woke up I expected maybe half an inch, but it was 1 3/4 and everything is very well watered now.