I love rain. Warm, inside and nowhere to go. I even like English winters with short days. If you use the few hours of sunshine to get outside, avoiding cabin fever. Work days should start after lunch if you are going to be in the dark anyway. When I worked in an open plan office, I used the ChatterBlocker app to play the sound of rain. The occasional rumble of thunder broke the monotony, and I could concentrate fully on whatever I was doing. No phonecalls. No emails. Nowhere to go. Just a little island to engage with something completely. Protected by rain.