As it happened, the rain gods decided to go easy on me and I didn't actually get into wiper-able rain until a half hour from her home. Then, it wasn't a constant shower. It was intermittent and I know the roads very well. I could continue trying to peer through the raindrops.
I made it. This was the view through the windshield as I pulled into the drive. I get a bonus this year and the first thing it will be used for is to fix the wipers. I will make sure it's in the bank account before scheduling the trip to the mechanic.
Beverage: Scottish Blend tea