It rains in Western Washington. There is a rain forest on the Olympic Peninsula. I know all of this. Still, the weather is a bummer. Normally there are 32 days of 100% clear days during the period from June to October. This year there were just 19 such days. The gloomy days of fall are upon me. Some people like this weather and there will be some nice days, but this is why I want to leave the area. I've lived through a lot of these dreary periods, but that doesn't mean I like them. I am bulking up on carbohydrates and sleeping more. Hibernation has begun.