We finally decided that it was time to put gutters on the house. It was installed a couple of days ago and we're still trying to get used to a couple of eye-sores. Here's one for example:
And today, with some heavy rain, we were able to see the gutters in action! We walked around the house looking at all that water come down from the downspouts. I was especially excited about my rain barrel and funny enough, there was no water coming down the spout! They had installed gutters off the roof on the 2nd floor and was redirecting the water onto the side of the house. Ops!