We have a new rain barrel. It’s the first step in my future vegetable container garden. We’re probably too late to grow anything this year but I’m making plans to build the boxes and add the dirt and compost in anticipation of next spring. I can’t wait to water little sprouts with collected rainwater. In the meantime, the kids are using the water to “swab the deck!” every day. So, the water ends up where it would have landed had we not installed the barrel in the first place.