I’ve just come home through

I’ve just come home through an extremely heavy downpour and thunderstorm – the rain was so heavy, I actually took a taxi from the station to here to avoid a soaking, although I got pretty damp just stepping the five paces from the station canopy to the door of the cab.
The storm has passed right overhead. Counting the time between flash and rumble, a few minutes ago I couldn’t get beyond "oneth" but now I’ve just counted "fourthousand". I’ve also noticed that the new guttering on our building leaks above my living room windows.