On Sunday, my father surprised me with a brand new pair of snow boots! The new pair of snow boots came with a problem though they were not wide enough for my orthopedic braces. My father decided that he wanted to modify the snow boots so that I could put my snow boot on with my brace already in the boot. This caused problems because the bone that sticks out on the side of your ankle kept hitting and rubbing when I was trying to put the snow boot and brace on together which was quite painful. My father came up with the solution of putting the piece of a leg from an old sofa and a bearing cover for a vehicle inside the snow boot to widen them. Then he turned on the propane torch IN THE HOUSE (thank goodness for his many years of prior experience working with one!) and warmed up the sides to help secure and form the wider snow boot. I now have new snow boots that work with my orthopedic braces. Now I will have no more wet feet or cold toes!