It was wet and dark riding in. I resembled the proverbial "drowned rat" when I finally arrived at the office. But a thin wool base layer under the rain jacket and jersey kept me comfortable. Visibility was lousy and my pace showed it. I keep a spare kit with degreasing fluid, rags, lube, and a few tools at work in case an especially wet ride or other issue requires attention on the bike. So after I cleaned up and got in to dry clothes I took 5 minutes to wipe down and re-lube the chain. Then I started the day. Even after all of that, I was glad for the exercise before all of the meetings and troubleshooting.
Note: It's time I look for a new lube. The wax I've been using is easier to keep clean, but it has no staying power in wet conditions.
On the way home I suspect an angel must have been hitching a ride on my shoulder. The skies looked very threatening, but I felt only a few drops, traffic seemed to have lightened up more than usual. Most of the traffic lights were even green.