This post is for my dear friend Phyllis, an ardent puzzler, who noticed that Archie loves puzzles and sent us two: a 300 piece and a 200 piece.
Archie immediately declared the 200 piece “too easy, Grammie”, and nabbed the 300 piece to go to his class in school where he can lead a little team of his friends in putting it together. That left me with the 200 piece. I am truly terrible at anything that involved spatial relations, but I try to do puzzles as a way of at least not getting any worse. I got most of the outside, but was then left with a string of pieces that didn’t go anywhere. Clearly something about what I had done was wrong, and I simply couldn’t see it, even after numerous attempts.
Daughter Sara is a whiz at puzzles, and before she and i went to Saturday breakfast, she came up to the apartment to spot where I had gone off track. Of course she saw the problem instantly. She got me going again, and now I am determined to finish on my own.
Thanks to Phyllis, and thanks to Sara too. Hope to have completed pics of both puzzles to post soon. 🙂