By: Sandra Elzie
Recently our son and daughter-in-law came to visit and number one son and number one hubby decided to tackle a “Super Challenging”, 1,000-piece Puzz 3-D puzzle of an Alpine Castle. (Pictured at the left) It was completed within the week.
Once that was complete, my husband still had the puzzle bug, so next thing I know, I came home from a meeting to find a 2,000-piece puzzle spread out on my dinette table.
That was almost five weeks ago. (Need I say more?) My husband isn’t a quitter, so he’s bound and determined to finish the thing even though he’s to the nasty part where it’s grass all across the bottom and did you notice that it takes up the entire dinette table? The thing is huge.
So, once progress slowed and it became much more difficult to find matches, he moved the extra pieces to my dining room table.
Then he “borrowed” my office chair, since it’s on rollers, and he methodically rolls around the table with one piece until he finds it’s mate and then he starts at the beginning with those two pieces and rolls around the table until he finds a third. When he gets four in a group, he starts with one piece again.
So, if you’ve kept track, I’ve lost my dinette table, my dining room table and my office chair. Fortunately, I still have my patience in tact. (g)
However, if it’s not finished by Thanksgiving, all bets are off and I’m reclaiming my table! I can’t imagine serving turkey and dressing on TV trays or on the breakfast bar.
Our son and daughter-in-law will be here again in the latter part of October for a week (his company has an office in Atlanta and he has to come down from N.C. for a week), so I’ve ordered two more 3-D puzzles— a 1,077-piece Taj Mahal and 857-piece Millennium Falcon.
What does your family like to do as hobbies? Has a hobby ever taken over your home?
Oh, and one of you who leaves a comment on today’s post just might win the 2,000-piece puzzle—if he ever finishes it. (Hope that doesn’t deter you from commenting!!) (Picture me gleefully smiling as I wrap it up and take it to the post office to mail it to YOUR house. LOL)