If you're having a party or some other event in the yard and you need additional electricity sources, here's a great way to keep extension cord plugs dry. Cut notches in the opposite sides of a reusable plastic container and snap on the lid. Your plugs will stay dry if it happens to rain or the ground is moist.
Uh! My husband gave me a condescending pat on the head when I asked if we could do this! And LOOK! Shovel party at my house next weekend, y'dig? (And Jared will feed us and make us home brew to keep from being thrown in the trench!)