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Stuck at Home! – Consider doing Jigsaw Puzzles

Puzzles Can Be Fun!

One thing great about puzzles is they can capture your attention and interest and they certainly pass the time.  But they can be a lot of fun also.  My family has typically got out a jigsaw puzzle once a year during Christmas Holidays when there was more time to work on them.  When my daughter was in her teens she enjoyed working them with us.

After my husband, Mel, and I retired, we had time to work on puzzles more often and we have pulled out one about every 5-6 months.  But now, during this pandemic and having to stay at home so much, we have worked on several puzzles to pass the time. Typically we choose puzzles that are about 1000 pieces and can finish them in 2-3 days (except for one very difficult one about 3 months ago that “kicked our booties” being very hard to do. A huge group of same color puppies – it was extremely hard and took forever.  Then, we found one piece was missing and so threw it away.  Unfortunately a few days after that the piece was found but too late to save the puzzle from the trash pickup.

But a month ago when the world was still sane, we decided to pick a 3000 piece one.  Mel purchased a large clear acrylic sheet to put on our large dining room table and it fills the sheet.  There are so many pieces that we had to leave most of them in the boxes and put just a few out on the table.  That was about 1.5 weeks ago and it still isn’t finished because I’m not working too hard on it – I work by putting all pieces of similar color out to work on but its impossible with this many pieces.  Mel works on it several times a day and he is finally making headway.