... often take me a while to make a decision on and finally buy the item. For example, this electric heated vest that I am buying either today or tomorrow has been something I've been thinking about (or perhaps a better word is agonizing about) for over a year.
Part of the delay for the electric vest is my thinking that it is just being cold, nothing serious. Except, "just cold" here has involved riding in below-freezing temperatures for over an hour at a time. I can feel my core body temperature dropping, and the resulting disorientation and mental confusion is nothing to dismiss out of hand. It isn't just being uncomfortable anymore.
Buying it later does not make any difference financially, now is as good a month as any other would be. I have even talked to J. and asked him if he thought it was a good idea
Yet I am still thinking it over. I just do not know if it is exactly right, and it is too much money for me to make a mistake. I have looked at over a hundred different electric heated items in the past year, and read hundreds of reviews for some of the more popular items. I have even contacted the manufacturers of various heated vests and gotten responses from most of them (email is a wonderful invention!).
Anyway, the vest and battery pack has been purchased now, and it should arrive by the end of this week. I am not terribly excited about it, but it will be fun to see how it works.