How do I spend my time waiting for a build to be completed"
Well let's see.
I moved to New Mexico for 6 months. Moved back to Idaho. Did the normal home maintenance things. Mowed the yard once a week, new roof, new siding the next summer. Did some serious bullet testing with the 338 RUM and 300 gr Hybrids. Did some serious bullet testing with the 270 AM. Decided that the only way to get a bullet sufficient for the cartridge was to make my own. I came up with several ideas such as squishing a 7mm Berger down to 277 diameter. Dismal failure as Dave Corbin warned me.
Came up with a better idea of retipping Noslers. Worked out the techinque and proved the concept. Terminal performance was as good as the original bullets. Had Kevin Cram (Mounour County Rifles) make the tools for this DIY project. The tools work great. Now to get an outfit to turn out the points in quantity.
I then moved, with my wife, to down town Salt Lake City for an 18 month stint that allows very limited time for shooting.
I'm only two weeks into this stint so I suppose that by by Feb. 2011 the build may be finished.
That's the long answer.
The short answer is that I don't even think about it. Well not until I saw this thread.
In fact I can only vaguely recall what it was I ordered.
The secret is to wait with aggressive patience, be happy and keep busy doing the important things.
Oh, and start when you're young.