I hear ya about the weather, supposed to be around 10° tomorrow morning.
The 211 is a pretty awesome machine, if I could do it over again I would go for the passport plus. It is more money but it has a superior arc quality with co2 and the weight is much nicer to deal with. My 211 is almost more then I want to deal with as far as moving it around. But I guess they all have there place.
Hope ya get some time in on the rig before it gets to bad out.