Monday, March 02, 2009

992 Piece Puzzle

I’ve been a little under the weather lately so Spencer and I have spent most of our spare time (When Spencer's not studying for the LSAT) just lounging around and taking it easy. We decided to start on a random 1000 piece puzzle which we found in his parents basement. The 1000 piece puzzle turned into a rather frustrating 992 piece puzzle when we realized we were 8 pieces short. It's surprisingly more difficult to do a 992 piece puzzle than a 1000 piece puzzle because you spend all your time looking for pieces that don't actually exist.
Here are some random facts about the Taj Mahal that Spencer repeatedly informed me about while working on the puzzle.
- The Taj Mahal was built by the Emperor Shah Jahan of the Mughal empire for his (favorite) wife.
- It was reported that he wanted to build a black one for himself directly infront, but perhaps ran out of funding.
- It took over 20 years to build it.

4 comments:

byufish said...

Wow...I'm surprised you haven't been back to the Ortons to pick up all the other puzzles just to see if you can't find the missing 8. What a pain....but it looks FABULOUS....good work! You guys need to come to dinner...especially if you've been under the weather....talk to me!! BTW...let me be the first to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY (I know I'm a day early...BUT let me just say I won't be up at MIDNIGHT! Sorry sis!

Kathryn said...

SO fun. I love puzzles! But yeah that would be tough missing pieces.

John and Emily said...

ha ha ha i love it! Nothing stresses me out more than finding pieces to puzzles!!! Happy Birthday Bestie! Love you

Lauren Evans said...

dude, sara i am OBSESSED. Skyler did 4 puzzles our first few months of being married, now i am too cheap to buy more. i love this.