Thursday, February 22, 2007

Tucker Hours: 100

At the outset, I predicted that the 5000-piece puzzle would take us at least as long as five 1000-piece puzzles, and probably no longer than twice that.

I was wrong. We figure a 1000 usually takes us around four hours, working together, which would have made for about 20 hours working together (or 40 Tucker hours) for the large one. In fact, it took us a total of 100 Tucker hours but still, with an average of 50 pieces an hour, we feel we've done pretty well.

(I figure it was probably 60/40, by the way, since Lisa generally kept going while I was off cooking, parenting, chauffeuring or acting as Official Secretary to the Surveyor.)

We were right about the missing piece. Actually, there were two. It seems that eBay seller "j_gordon_fan" was not being entirely forthright in his claim that "All pieces are accounted for." But we had fun.

We'd do it again (maybe with a fully interlocking puzzle, though.)


Lainey-Paney February 22, 2007 2:24 PM  

I'm admiring your dedication.

charlotte February 22, 2007 11:54 PM  

Bravo! You Tuckers did well! I can't even see the missing pieces.

Jennifer February 23, 2007 11:10 AM  

I can! I can! I see one missing piece on the cash register. How disappointing! You two are amazing though. Congratulations.

Julie February 25, 2007 7:51 AM  

Amazing. Puzzles are a nice way of socializing: gives you a point of focus while other topics of conversation bubble up. But 5000 pieces? Very ambitious.

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