Day after day without seeing the sun does get depressing. And it also means that I must use up more electricity (money) for heating water and the house. I also don't get to take walks and exercise.
At work, we've sold a lot of umbrellas and boots. People keep coming in for winter clothes, which is on sale. There's hardly anything left compared to last year.
God has given us a full winter this year so far. It started on time, for the first time in a long time. Of course people are complaining and surprised. I remember when winter would start during Succot, and we'd have to eat indoors, since the s'chach (succah roof) isn't made to provide much protection, except from the sun.
The rain is good for us, though periodically, we must have a break, even if we don't see the sunshine. Now, if I can just ask G-d to make that break when I'm walking down to the bus stop...
I'm going to end this with a request. In the comments, please write some really great thing about the rain. I'm going to start with:
#1- Oranges and other citrus fruit are sweetest after strong, especially early, rains. This year, the oranges have been sweeter than they had been for many years.