New York City, October 9, 2017

[No stars] Even with the air conditioner roaring, sometime in the night a pool of sweat formed under the t-shirt. Racing underclouds were the only thing interesting to look at in the darkened daylight, as one shower went away and eventually another showed up. The children, to their credit, refrained from going stir-crazy on the useless holiday morning. It was appalling to step out into the tropical autumn heat in a waterproof jacket, with an invisible drizzle blowing. Part of the front of a restaurant was opened, but the people were tucked safely deep inside. In the gray of evening, ripples began flickering on the puddles before the rain had strengthened enough to be felt.