It was probably around the start of October that I was talking to Kamala saying that we needed to make some art for our living room. For some reason she responded with something along the lines of:
"I think it would be cool to have a wooden model ship on the wall instead a painting."
For some reason I agreed to this but decided that we shouldn't buy a complete model; instead we should go on Great Hobbies and try to find a kit that we liked. Being stubborn as I am, it just seemed lame to buy a premade boat. Our first thought was to build an old warship, the Bounty, but quickly realized that that was going to be far too time consuming and maybe a little out of our ability. We toned back our initial excitement a little and decided on building a 1/65 scale Bluenose from Billing Boats. The kit was on sale at the time so I pulled the trigger and ordered it.
That was the start of me having no life for the following 8 weeks.