It woke me up because it was an unusual sound... it having been so long since water fell from the sky. The ground is baked and hard, and surely much of the rain must be running off, unabsorbed. But this is the slow, gentle rain that Seattle does so well, so perhaps I am wrong about that.
Anyway, we need it, badly. We even have wildfires on this side of the mountains now. Hopefully this will put them out on both sides of the Cascades.