When my husband said he was ordering a rain chain to later install as some sort of replacement for a gutter on the house, I said OK, honey, but what exactly is a rain chain and how does it work? In the back of my mind, I was really only concerned with one thing. What does this rain chain you speak of look like? When he told me they were little buckets that hang and collect the water, I was seriously concerned. He says just trust me, love, you will see. Once again, he has proven to me that he is not going to let me down. When am I going to ever learn?