Wednesday, August 26, 2009

It's finished! Sorry for lack of updates over last few days, but we had been working away on the puzzle in any free moment.

No bits missing, and managed to get it all fitted together ok.

Now less that two weeks until we head off there for real. We did our online espa form this week too and I am pleased to report we have been approved for entry to the USA, phew!

On holiday as of next week, so will be planning and organizing more stuff then to make the most of our trip. Came across a website for juniors new york cheese cake, which is apparently one of the best you can get, and my mouth filled with saliva when I saw the picture of a lovely big slice of cheese cake.... I am thinking that may be our pudding every night we are there, as the take a way where you can get it is not very far from our hotel. Yummy!

Early night tonight as we did not get to sleep until after 4am this morning and was up just after 7am for work. There was no fear of falling asleep on the job today however as the workmen doing the refit were demolishing a granite brick wall today. Very very noisy and dusty!

Sweet dreams

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Productive evening today! Didn't spend much time with the puzzle, but we now have nearly all the bits joined together, for the individual buildings anyway. Next job is to fit the roof parts together and then fits the buildings to eachother.

Also did housework and baked some biscuits this evening. Now ready for sleep!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Good evening.

Made a lot more progress with the puzzle this evening. After dinner walked the dog then got the ironing done so could settle down to it! Phil also came in past and helped for a bit too. I think he lost track of time, and stayed a bit longer than he intended! His help was appreciated though ; )

A few of the buildings are really beginning to take shape, and I would think by the weekend maybe this first part of the puzzle will be finished! Lets wait and see.

As you can see Hollie managed to get in to the photos this evening. She is not liking the puzzle so much, as she is not getting 'lap' time with us whilst doing it and usually goes in a huff on her beanbag instead. So much so she decided to trample over the bits tonight to mix them up. Dogs!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Had a busy day today with work during the day, then food shopping tonight. Not much time left for puzzle at all, so just put a few bits together before bed. Here is photos of last nights progress though. Still a long way to go, but some buildings are beginning to take shape!

Got a huge pile of ironing to do tomorrow evening, but hope to fit in a bit more puzzle time tomorrow before bed. It is very relaxing and time flies whilst doing it.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Blogging has really fallen by the wayside for us, not very disciplined with updating regularly. However we have in the near future a trip to New York city and hope to update our blog daily whilst there.

To try and get back in to the habit, we are going to try and write a little over the next few weeks, mainly to post the progress of our current task to help us get our bearings in Manhattan once there. This is a puzz3D of Manhattan island, well, just really the lower Manhattan area I think going by the picture on the front of the box!

We started last night with the help of my brother also. He did most of the base while myself and Rich started to sort out all the bits. The puzzle comes is two halves to try and make it easier to do I guess, but is still a big task as it has over 3000 bits in total!

I will upload photos regularly to show progress. As you can see it is in the very early stages just now...

I think it will be very enjoyable to sit for an hour or so a night to do the puzzle to relax after a busy day! We will see how it goes anyway....

Off to try and put some bits together, will report back later