Being in the south, we normally don't deal with much snow. Normally we'll get one or two snowstorms a season. Sometimes they are big, sometimes they are small. For the past few years, most of the snows where small and really didn't stick to the roads. (There were about two exceptions.)
This year, the snow has been terrible. It keeps coming. And it keeps sticking. The good news is that we've only lost power once. The bad news is that it seems to keep hitting on my days off. I work shift work so my days off rotate, but unfortunately that means that I've been stuck in the house on my free time for approximately a month.
Last week, enough snow had melted that I took Adorable Preciousness to the playground. Of course, it was 40 and windy. Kind of uncomfortable but I needed to get out.
Another snow. Now I'm stuck in the house again. And I hate it. There is so much that I need to get done... But it's not going to happen. Heck, I need to make phone calls to get appointments scheduled, but the businesses are closed due to snow.
I really want to get out to look at and price firearms. I've been looking at getting an AR and there are a handful that I'm trying to choose from. Many of the dealers have been cleaned out since December and are now getting some nice models in. I've been leaning towards a Windham, but a lot of people are complaining that they don't use quality materials or assembly. My next choice seems to be a S&W, but I can't get any good evaluations on it because once I mention S&W, everyone says to go and buy a Colt. I'm not going to get a Colt for reasons I won't go into on this post... But if you ask I'll gladly tell you. =o)
On that note, can anyone tell me the quality of a Palmetto State Armory rifle? They keep putting out an $899 deal of AR + nice Optics. (Such as an Aimpoint Pro.) I'm half tempted, but not if it's a crappy rifle.