My husband and I take a little time each day to work on this 4,000 piece jigsaw puzzle. It covers the whole dining room table. We should have put in the center leaf before starting, but I was confident we could manage without expanding the table and taking up even more room in the dining area…but it’s too late now.
Because all of the pieces we haven’t placed yet are covering the space where we need to work, I decided to put my cookie sheets to good use and sort some of the colors on them. We could then move the trays around at will, search through smaller groups of like colors, and easily move trays of colors from one end of the table to the other. I got this far.
Katie likes to help, especially when both my husband and I are doing puzzle work. This time she just wanted to be in the picture.
I did not take a picture of what happened next.
I had moved the two trays off the table and put them on a nearby chair so I could arrange a new bunch of pieces on a third cookie sheet.
My husband walked in, reached down to pick a stray puzzle piece off the floor, and knocked the two loaded cookie sheets off the chair. Ordinarily it’s me who does things like that, so I had to laugh. He did pick up all the pieces after this incident, but piled them all willy-nilly onto one sheet, some right side up and some upside down. It’s going to be a little harder to rummage through those pieces until one of us gets around to re-sorting.
I think this puzzle was first opened and the pieces spread on the table sometime around Christmas. We should finish it by the 4th of July. Maybe.
What kinds of games or puzzles do you like?