fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.
I take so much for granted...rain, for example. We have had so much that I don't find it beautiful and am not grateful for it. Shame on me. What if we didn't have rain?
When God made the Earth, He rested. There was no need for rain because He was watering the Earth with mist (Gen 2:6 KJV) and/or underground water (Gen. 2:6 NIV). He was caring for it until the time that He would make Man to be its caregiver. There was no need for rain. (This is just speculation because there is not enough information about rain before the time of Noah.)
I do know that we can't live without it and that God has everything in control. I love Him and His creations even if they are a little soggy.