An interesting thing occurs around the time of the first freeze: Before the Weather Channel guy can say, “The temperature’s going to drop below freezing tonight,” all the faucet covers everywhere disappear around you. The picture above shows a rare full box of them — not often seen in the wild.
I often wonder where the ones from last year ran off to. I remember taking them off, but it’s like they migrate to the Land of Lost Socks. Luckily they’re not expensive — $2 or $3 a pop for the really nice ones, and you’re set.
Now that I’m taken care of, I feel safe reminding everyone else. Stock up, before you have to get creative and bust out the insulation and zip ties.