The Great Puzzle Fiascoon December 20, 2011 at 3:39 pm
I am about to power straight through a page today. I am geared up and ready to work. Being greatly suped up, I am satisfied that today, I can announce that I have learned something in Photoshop. Let tomorrow be the dawn of a great digital learning experience. Take that Opacity Jitter!
Now to the real news. Early in the month, Carrie and I purchased two simple Christmas puzzles. We put them together in a flash and she got quite excited. Excited by her excitement, I ran to the store with her, and we eyed all of the more complex puzzles. What in the world could we do that would be fantastic? We stretched ourselves out, and purchased a 2000 piece puzzle. Sure, 2000 pieces, by far not for beginners, but accomplishable, right? Perhaps so, if it weren’t Starry Night. This two by three foot massive painting has proven to be a nightmarish challenge for us. We have finished the boarder, and some of the moon, but then I came home from Madison.
I set up my computer on the table that held the puzzle. This halted our work, so we decided to do something about it. Chunk by chunk, piece by piece, we transported our endeavor to the coffee table. Much like helicopters performing a precise lift, we loaded the chunks of completed puzzle onto the backs of books, and slowly shuffled them to the living room. Nearly entirely transfered, we realized, in dispair, that the coffee table is not large enough. Much deliberation took place.
Swiftly, from the closet, I emerged with an adopted card table and we proceeded to set it up by the living room window. “It fits!” I had started thinking. At least, until I realized it didn’t. with mad haste and a little creativity, Carrie pulled forth a series of vinyl records, and removed them from their cardboard sleeves. we tiled that card table. making it slightly larger by letting the sleeves hang off the table slightly. At last, the puzzle fit!
We were ecstatic, purely overjoyed…. until Carrie sat on the couch and declared, “The TV, I cannot see the TV!”
Perhaps we have learned that our lives can be filled with television, or puzzles, but never both.