Sunday, August 21, 2016

Britto Mug!

Our Britto mugs were broken in shipping years ago. Today at the thrift shop, I found a replacement for 3 bucks!  Love building the Britto puzzle while drinking from my Britto mug.

Britto Mug in its proper place, on the puzzle table!

Green and Grey Done

Making solid progress! Here are some progress shots

Green and Grey completed
The only way to build big puzzles, organization by color and then by shape. If  you can't break the work into a set of pieces that can fit on one of these boards, your life is very hard!
Without organization... life is hard!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

White done, on to blue, The Temptation cometh home!

So I finished white a few days ago and its starting to look like something! I sorted out green grey and blues last night (in that color priority meaning if it had any green it takes precedence over grey over blue etc. There is a lot of blue!

In exciting news I found a new copy of classic Ravensburger 12,000pc "The Temptation of St. Anthony". Found on eBay Australia and with shipping cost 275usd (25 more dollars than when I bought it the first time.) When I told the seller about the story regarding the tragic loss of the first puzzle his response was,

Happy to help replace your old puzzle. I rather like the image of a stripper destroying an old religion-related artwork, especially about temptations. I can't think of a better way to trash a puzzle.

So its on its way and should be home soon!

i also had a new friend George come visit for a while. Baby iguanas are hella cute!

Here are some progress pictures

White complete

Miles of blue to do. One piece at a time!

St Anthony a flight! What is that dude in the house doing...?
Baby George!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Yellow done, starting white

I finished up yellow last night and starting on white today. There appear to be close to 800 white pieces by quick estimation!

Lets get started!
Hello Birdy
The usual shape sorting. I'm impressed with the quality of these pieces!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Rebirth of the puzzle table

So I have moved back to my old house, rebuilt the puzzle table and started on the Britto's Garden 5000. No more sex and drugs, just puzzles :-)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Temptation of St. Anthony Lost to Stripper, please help!!!!

Hey readers. It's been a while. A couple of you know the story. But Mercedes and I split up and it's been too hard to puzzle and obviously we are doing different things. Interestingly enough, I got a call from her yesterday and this missing box we shipped with all of our completely puzzles finally showed up 9 months later at her moms house!!! 9 months!!!! Not exactly speedy delivery but I am interested to see how the puzzles faired. From the first report, its not well.

We are going to split the collection  a bit, not much really, I think M will take life and Rizzi. Life was her favorite and of course, Nothing like a Rizzi city is the inspiration for our matching tattoos! I think I might have to do that one again because I miss looking at it.

I am not sure how to get back on the puzzling wagon. It's so much effort to do these big boys. I suppose like any other time, you start with the first piece and go from there. If you are reading this, thanks for sticking with us during this time of no communication. I hope you all are puzzling and I know that we both actually still like hearing from you.

On another note, I just suffered a bit of a tragedy. In a twist of irony, my 12,000pc Temptation of St Anthony was destroyed by a naked stripper (long story, but seriously, who fucking destroys a puzzle?!?!?). Much like the temptation in the third panel!!!! If anyone has one, I need another one!!! Hieronymus work is my favorite and I was hoping to get back into puzzling with this one! Please help!!!!!!!!


Thursday, February 6, 2014


Wow, check out this box of Educa's new 33,600pc Wildlife puzzle. What a puzzle!