Yes there is no such thing as "normal" weather anywhere anymore. Here it's been just the opposite- extremely dry- Rain has been below normal for months- several years really. Ground water levels are so low many people's wells are going dry.
As for my neighbor- haven't really though about the drug angle- but wouldn't people be coming to his house if that was the case? I always heard that was a sign- when a house got a lot of visitors all the time. I think this guy just loves his truck and thinks of every excuse to use it. When he's not driving it he washing it. Its so shinny it hurts my eyes. Now me on the other hand, never wash my car. As long as it runs I don't care. I'm not into impressing people.