Take it in when it rains? Why? It's a plant - it lives outside. These plants come from bogs and marshy grassland where they get rain all the time. It _needs_ rain. Some populations of flytraps even grow partially submerged in water during the rainiest parts of the season. And bright sun is exactly what all VFTs want. It's not a tropical from some dark, dank jungle somewhere; VFTs are temperate plants that grow in full sun year-round. The brighter, the better. I think you have some wrong impressions about the needs of VFTs; do some reading about where these guys come from and the conditions there. And try not to overthink this. It's a six dollar plant after all; if something goes wrong (which it won't) you can just go get a new one. If you hang out on the trading board here, you might even be able to get some free plants for just the cost of shipping. Trust me, there are hundreds of VFT growers here, many of them living in colder locales than yourself, and almost all of us grow them outside like convention says to do. Nobody deals with sudden deaths due to exposure - VFTs have lived in the elements for millions of years and I'm sure they've survived worse in their native habitat than most of us could ever throw at them. Really, they've even been naturalized in the NJ area, meaning that they survive in the wild without human assistance.