Just emailed this story to The Girlfriend, whose sister moved to Seattle a couple of months ago. The Sister's husband told his 7, 3, and 2 year old kids that Seattle was "always sunny, no problems, and never had any crime."
Funny part is, The Sister believed it too!!!
Well that was a dirty trick!
I do love it here (I'm rural though and detest Seattle) and the trees I love need all this rain. I wouldn't really trade our rain for dust, lack of shade, hurricanes and unbearable heat other places have.
But there is something to be said for the snowbirds who summer here and head south for winter. Our summers are beautiful, and not so hot that we spend summer indoors. Our winters are... well... wet.