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Puzzles

A few days ago, in my lootcrate post, I mentioned the Matrix puzzle that came with it.

lootcrate puzzle

I should have known better when the box was so small and the picture of the photo was even smaller.

But, NOOOOO, 7 year old me was determined to do it!  300 pieces. All black, grey, and whtie pieces.  300 pieces.

Hey, Michelle, you know you haven’t done a puzzle in like 20 years, right?

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ADHD me could not focus enough to do the outer edge. I had to flip the edge pieces upside down to put the outer edge together. Usually the edge is the easiest. Ummmm. I didn’t take the clue.

puzzle

Once the edge was done, I flipped the puzzle back over.

puzzle

I spent the next 5 days frustrated and irritated to no end. This was a real test of patience. Patience I felt was lacing.

puzzle

At this point, I simply wanted to throw the whole thing on the floor. The two things that stopped me were: 1) I’d be the fool who had to pick up all the pieces and 2) I am more stubborn then the inanimate object.

puzzle

Finally, I gave up. I simply cheated. I laid pieces on top of the holes that looked good enough to me. They didn’t fit. I don’t know where the wrong pieces are. I was so frustrated I wanted to cry. I didn’t care anymore.

puzzle

From what I can tell, I like others was missing 1 piece. No, Loot Crate, do not send me a new puzzle. I will chuck it at the mailman.

Final Verdict: Must start with a puzzle with a photo you can actually see, Must start with a puzzle with more then shades of black and grey. Must start with a puzzle with bigger pieces. Must start with  with one with fewer pieces. Must not wait 25 years to try a puzzle and expect to be able to do it in an hour because it is a tiny box.

Hopefully, you all laughed at my pain. Everyone who saw me working on it was amazed that I kept trying to solve it.

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