AIM had a sale on Mosin Nagants and I almost bought one. That would have been the "coals to Newcastle" scenario. Perhaps this incessant rain is having a negative impact on my judgement? It has been raining, blowing and storming for a long time now. Last night I was in bed and I heard a big tree go, near the house. There's that breaking wood noise, starting out low and getting louder. Then the sound of the tree falling and crashing through other trees. You can never tell exactly where it is coming down, so you just have to wait and see if a tree comes bursting through the roof and impales you on the broken branches just before it squashes you. Falling trees in a storm are like having artillery fall around you. There isn't much you can do, if you are in the wrong place at the wrong time then it's end game.
I don't like the scope on that Nagant. If he was going to do that, he should have bought a PPU scope or a modern reproduction and put that on there. He could have had the bolt turned down . But at least the guy has some protection there, I suppose that's what counts. I hate "sporterized" guns. They are like a classic painting with graffiti sprayed across it by vandals.
|For the Gentleman of discriminating taste but modest means. The Mosin Nagant Model 1891 30.|
Today (or I guess it's Monday now so yesterday) my son scrambled around getting ready for the cold that is predicted for this week. Monday is supposed to have a low of 8 degrees, Tuesday 1 below, and the rest of the week through Thursday has lows in the low teens and highs below freezing. He needed a good winter coat, a watch cap and gloves so he got those. Glenn also took his car to the Walmart auto shop and got a new battery, had his antifreeze checked. His tires are not bald, but they do not have much traction, they were just designed for dry roads. I don't think I can even get snow tires for that vehicle, but I need to think about chains I guess. Personally I never had any luck putting on chains and tightening them, but you do what you have to do . My daughter in her Jeep Commander did not have trouble driving during the ice storm. It is heavier, has a wider wheel base, the tires are twice as wide as the Liberty tires. Also, she did not try to drive in the ice, which doubtless had some impact on the issue.
The rain goes on through Thursday here. Frontal passage is supposed to take place from this second storm in a few hours and then it may taper off or it may not. There's nothing quite so isolating as a big storm in the mountains. At least the power is staying on, for the time being. It would feel a lot more desolate up here without the amenities electricity permits you. I don't feel like listening to the generator roar all night either. The racket is almost not worth the power.