Still not building, but the end of the hiatus is at hand. The Spodplane is esconced in its new home, the Casa del Spodplane. The sign over the door says so, so it must be true. Thankyou to Yair Gil for the image.
I have an enormus shop. I can park two cars and still work on the plane, or kick the cars out and assemble the whole thing, without cutting any holes in the walls. I have somewhere to hang the Rutan pictures Drew gave me years ago. Soon as the fences and driveway are organised, the power connected, (Friday) , I can BUILD!!!