Had I written this blog on Friday, I would have shared my distrust of buying cheap puzzles at Tuesday Morning. I would have told the story of how I victim sighed, traded off with irritation sighing. Tried to explain how he eerily, silently moved around the table examining the puzzle, also feeling irritated, but much quieter. I’m never sure if his reaction is good breeding or fear!
This is more of a Dear Diary entry to get the story written down but feel free to read along.
We started this 1000 piece puzzle a couple weeks ago, tired quickly of the daunting challenge and left it on the dining room table covered with a sheet. I didn’t love the thought and wasn’t in the mood to work on it but recoiled with shocked sighing when he suggested we put it back in the box and do it later. I was pretty sure that later would not come knowing we would have to do the outside edge again…so over the next few days, we worked on it together and then I realized it was becoming an obsession because we also worked on it individually….early morning and late at night.
The turning point came Friday when we realized there had to be a lot of pieces missing
Ya. Let’s dump it.
But I decided Saturday morning to give it one more try. A few hours later when the last piece was placed, we realized 6 pieces were in fact missing. So we started lifting carpets, vacuuming, moving things. One by one, we found every piece camouflaged on the rug and on the dining room floor.
It was finished and it was beautiful. We stood around the table discussing all of the challenges….how difficult the bananas were, the blue grapes drove me crazy … oh there’s a coconut, “well you put it together” but together we created a masterpiece…
Then we tore it apart, boxed it up and pulled the next one out of the closet.
Love this! We’ve had similar experiences and somehow my oldest son (25) and his girlfriend would visit and save the puzzle from being put in the box unfinished. There’s been a few we’ve given up on as Jase my boyfriend is new to puzzle land and bought some that were so cheap it was painful and the picture had too much of the same color, which makes it near impossible especially if it’s cheap haha 🙂
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And that’s where the fun of the challenge begins 😉
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