Saturday, October 17, 2009


If you remember my post about the dragon puzzle that my sister sent me a few months ago then you'll love this one.

She sent me this sailing ship puzzle today. It was supposed to look more or less like the picture above. Somewhere in the neighborhood of a hundred pieces and no real instructions. And we all know how challenged I am even when I have instructions to follow.

About five hours later I ended up with this:
Not quite like the picture. You can't tell from the package picture, but all of those wooden sails are tied on with one continuous string about eighty five miles long.

And, once again, no real clear directions.

I made a hash out of the rigging and ran out of string before I got to the end. And wouldn't you know I couldn't find any white string in this house anywhere? Ah well, it's a good thing I'm a corrections officer and not a sailor. I'll round up some string and finish the last two sails on the top when I can.

My dad and stepmom sent me a very cool dragon picture and a bacon wallet (no assembly necessary) and a wee motorized insect that is currently chasing my dogs all over the house.

But I suspect strongly that my sister is trying to drive me crazy. She used to drive me about losing my hair before it actually started falling out. Back then it bothered me. Now that it is falling out and I don't care, she's trying to make me pull the rest out manually.

Payback is a beeyotch, apparently.


  1. Ah, if only I could afford the cathedral puzzle.
    If it makes you feel any better I do everyone I send to you myself and a few more.

  2. Sweet, now you've got something to play with in the bathtub. Err, something else, I mean.

  3. Critter- Just because you are doing it to yourself doesn't mean you aren't trying to drive me crazy! You don't have the dexterity problems I have.

    Amy- It's too cool to carry in my pocket.

    BA- How did I know you were going to say that?