Home needed two things for the night -
1. Idli maavu (for dinner and breakfast)
2. Tomatoes (for lunch tomorrow)
We decided to scoot to a shop 10 minutes away and get our supplies. It was drizzling a 'little' and we felt it was OK. 30 seconds after we roared off on the bike the drizzle was a steady rain and it was getting worse. We literally rode into a shop just across the road where Becky jumped in to check for the idli maavu and I drove on to a small vegetable shop further down the road. The veg shop unfortunately did not have good tomatoes and I rode back to see Becky standing at the other shop entrance - empty handed; no idli maavu. By this time it was pouring rain and we took the short 45 second trip back home blinded by the rain. Within minutes we were back at home - wet and empty handed. Becky as usual improvised a quick, good alternative dinner and soon we were dry and satisfied.
So was the day wasted? No way!! We loved the rain and getting drenched. Its small instances like this that makes life soooo exciting and at the end of the day we were really happy - happier than if we had just gone to the shop and bought the stuff and come back