6 years ago I tracked it down online and figured out how much it would cost to buy it.
5 years ago I bought it, but decided I didn’t want to pay to have it framed and shipped from England–I could do it for much less. I also had it shipped to Louisiana (long story).
4 years ago, I held it in my hands for the first time. Then it sat. For years.
1 year ago, I had it matted (and again not framed) because I was sure I could find a frame for less. Note: this isn’t a standard-sized print or mat.
9 months ago, my sweet husband made me a frame.
4 months ago, he cut me some glass when we were doing the kitchen cabinets.
1 month ago, I cut some cardboard backing.
Today, my sweetheart helped me finish it up, and I’m happy and relieved that this long-term-project-that-shouldn’t-have-been-a-project-at-all is finished.
Moral of the story: Buy the framed print when you first have the chance.