I recently connected the two stems of the boat I am building with the keelson (double ender caledonia yawl by Oughtred). I struggled to get to this point (see post "caledonia yawl"), straightening out molds, correcting mistakes. But right now, in my back yard, lies a very beautiful sight. Since I got to this point yesterday (pics to follow) I spent the whole of today at work thinking about her, I am in love. If I have a bad moment I think of the shape taking place in my backyard. This may sound goofy, but I am so excited to have the backbone glued up and almost ready for planking. It has been hard work, and frustrating because of mistakes, but hell it is worth it. Now to save up money for planking!
p.s what does SWMBO and LOL mean???