On Fathers day hours after we arrived home from Charleston, Lindsay came over to make dinner with my MIL, who had been house/dog sitting while we traveled. Have I mentioned that I’m a lucky girl? My MIL is the bomb.com.
While we were all chatting and catching up I made my way to the dining room table where I had started a puzzle about a week before; it was a tough one and my MIL, Sue, stated that she had found a few pieces while we were gone.
About 10 minutes later, like Moths To A Flame, Linds and Sue joined me at the Puzzle Pavilion.
THIS IS WHERE YOU WILL QUESTION MY WIT
I had noticed when I started this puzzle that the backside of the pieces had letters on them; A B C D E & F.
This was a *new to me* brand and for the life of me I could not figure out why the pieces were lettered….I looked all over the box and insert for a clue, but none found me. I contemplated looking it up on the google machine, but that thought came and left.
One minute into our puzzle party, Linds said: “Oh, the letters are divided by the alphabet to make sorting easier.”
My head whipped towards her: HOW do you know this?
Linds pointing in front of me: It’s written on the box..A Secret Tip, right there.
I astonish myself on the daily…I didn’t see that Clear As Day writing on the
wall box and I’m happy that her college education IS paying off.
The funny thing was it wasn’t in ABC order…but if you envisioned the puzzle flipped over, then it was in ABC order. From our view starting at the top left was CBA, then the lower half starting the left was FDE. *smacks palm to face*
But knowing that the letters were facing the correct direction, also made fitting the pieces so much easier which was a big deal since this was a complicated puzzle with all sorts of colors and no real shapes to identify what went where. So what I’m saying is, this puzzle is made for Professionals; you know, like someone who might be the President Of The Puzzle Club.
This ABC business made the sorting SO MUCH EASIER and WHY DIDN’T I DO THIS LAST WEEK?
We forced ourselves to stop long enough to finish making dinner, eat, cleanup and then we proceeded to drink wine, sort, puzzle and laugh our biscuits off for a few hours.
My MIL told me at least three times before she departed the next day how much fun she had, so I amazon-ed her an ABC (CBA) puzzle, a puzzle board and sorting trays. Now she and my FIL are also addicted to puzzling.
People, I believe I’ve just showed you how I recruit for my Puzzle
cult Club! Please keep that a secret between the sixteen of us.
I feel like I’ve blogged about puzzles so much since the beginning of the pandemic that I should create a Puzzle Tag for the blog.
Do you puzzle? Have you experienced the ABC/CBA puzzle brand?
Your Friend Suz, Reigning President Of The Puzzle Club.