Finished and done!

After walking the dog, I finished the Venice puzzle this morning as failing light and a light bulb prevented me from doing so yesterday (though I did go for it!).
I then got my personal choice and began to sort the pieces having checked that the board I intended to put it on was big enough to take it.

When it was returned to the box after completion last time, some of the pieces remained locked together so a I had a head start. Being half the size of the ones we’ve been doing lately, it didn’t take long to sort out the edge pieces and put them together.
I was happily segregating the colours and definite images in separate trays when MSM came downstairs and she joined in too.

An hour or so later we decided to take Maggie for her second walk up into town, stopping by the lock to admire the new (and silent) paddle mechanisms and automated gates. It’s the only manned lock on the river as the others are all DIY jobs! Oh the memory!

These pictures are from our final voyage taking the boat up for brokerage in April.
After that breather, we went on to get coffee and people watch. It was a bit of a let down actually as not much was going on and everywhere was pretty quiet!
We got back just after 11am, and whilst Hubby caught up with his blog and Maggie her beauty sleep, I returned to the puzzle.

MSM had completed a fair bit, but my sorting had gone a bit haywire, so I started again.
I’d thought the boats on the right of the picture would be the easiest to complete, but as it turned out, they were the hardest and were left until last.
I’ve finished it anyway, and MSM may well start her cats tomorrow whilst we’re house hunting again. Or then again she might select something else!
Four properties to view, all detached bungalows, two of which are definite hopefuls, the third we tried to view three weeks ago, and the last a new one to the market.
We’ll be up at 5 am and on the road by 6, as the first appointment is 9.45 and we want to avoid the morning rush hour traffic.
All the paperwork for the trip has been done so we are well prepared, and bleary eyed will be ready to go after breakfast. We’ll share the driving, and Maggie will be with us.
She’s definitely better again today, so I’ll give her a scrambled egg before we start the journey and hopefully she’ll sleep some of the way as she did last week.

Photo from the cottage in 2013.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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