I’m grateful for our unseasonably warm winter. There was one year when, by this time, I had been trapped at home by the snow for over two weeks, and without power for several days. That was a terrible winter.
This year I stocked up on food and supplies and even bought some of those slip-on shoe traction devices (Yaktrax). Which of course means that (e.g.) today it’s 50 degrees and raining.
But hey, you don’t have to shovel rain! (You can slip on the rain, though.)
It sure makes it hard to get decent pictures, though. This one turned out alright, after several that were either blurry (from the low light level in the middle of the afternoon) or rain that had splashed on the lens.
(The Hermione Hearts Ron pattern mentions a tubular cast on, but it neither explains how to do it, nor tells you where to find an explanation, so.)