I’ve been told hundreds of times throughout my life that I live in a fantasy world. And you know what? Maybe I do. But who cares. If I want to build a spaceship in my backyard then why shouldn’t I? If I then want to fly that spaceship into outer space and fight off aliens, then who cares. If you can’t already see where this is going, then I’ll spell it out for you. I am about to build a spaceship in my backyard to then go and save the galaxy and all of humanity. Everyone’s telling me it’s impossible. They’re wrong.
I’ve spent a few weeks slowly purchasing enough material to build the spaceship. I didn’t want people to get suspicious, so I’ve been buying small amounts of timber each trip. Yesterday I made my final trip to the hardware store. Bayside is the ideal place for me to build the spaceship, because I’ll be able to fly into out of space over the water. That’ll make for some nice scenery on my way out of Earth’s atmosphere.
Anyway, I’m getting ahead of myself. I’m expecting this build will take me at least six months, because building a spaceship is so involved. I’ve never built one before, but it takes scientists years to make regular sized spaceships, so hopefully it takes me less time to make a small one (plus I’m smarter than most scientists so that will make things easier).
Now that I’m spending time reflecting on the project ahead, I’ve realised something that hadn’t yet occurred to me. My spaceship will need plumbing. I’m going to be in it for months at a time, so I’m definitely going to need some sort of space-friendly toilet. I will have to make another trip to the hardware store in a couple of weeks to buy plumbing supplies. Cheltenham, a nearby suburb should have plenty of plumbing supplies to choose from. I’ll choose something that works best with my completely timber spaceship. I will keep you updated in the following months about how my project is tracking.