Thursday, November 01, 2012

Puzzle Update

So, there has been a lack of updates about my puzzle.  Mainly because I haven't been working on my puzzle.  Its currently sitting in the basement, idling.  Maybe the cold winter months and the end of baseball will renew my interest in completing the puzzle.

Meanwhile, I ask you all this, is it wrong to dress up your dog for Halloween?  I say no.
Super Charley!!

Its like she has using her laser eyes!

Oh, for all you that don't know, we got a dog. Her name is Charley (if you didn't pick that up). She is 12 years old and we got her from the Guelph Humane Society. She is a  a lab-terrier.  She is not big (35 pounds), so don't let the picture deceive you!

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Two Week Update

I missed last week because ... I was I up really late before taking my pictures.  For the most part the hippos are more complete.  I've also started with the rainbows. And the upper left corner.

The smaller hippo

Big Hippo!

Splashy elephant leg


Week two brings a more complete rainbow.  Plus some official products of Keizo's Puzzling Time (tm)! I've also found that I'm looking through the pieces to location the 'random' pieces that are missing, like for the hippo.  I feel like I want to complete something ... errr, completely.

The upper left hand corner.  The rainbow is *mostly complete*

And LOOK Charleston Chew!  The official chew of Keizo's Puzzling Time (tm)!
And a BlackBerry!  The official smartphone of Keizo's Puzzling Time (tm)!

The smaller giraffe's head (since there was rainbow close by)

This is complete!  Except for around his ear! YAY!!

The other hippo!

Its the "Day After Tomorrow"!  The official movie of Keizo's Puzzling Time (tm)!! Since its been on every weekend for the last 4 weeks. Next weekend its on FX Canada!  Yay!

Sunday, April 22, 2012


Finished most of the hippos.  It seems I need to pick through lots of pieces!  I think I've placed almost all of the purplish pieces.  I've needed to take separate pictures because its gotten too wide.


Big Hippo!

Elephant's leg with some splashy water!

Smaller hippo!

Damn TSN!

NHL playoffs are upon us! (Go Phoenix!)
And it seems all 3rd periods are sponsored by Mint Chip Klondike bars. I've seen so many commercials that I eventually NEED one (kinda like those Downy Un-Stoppables).

It took a couple of weeks of hunting and we finally found some at the Cambridge Zehrs!


Boy this box is tricky

Need to get into it!

First bite!


Verdict: Yummy.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Late Update(s)

Its been a little while since I've update my progress on the puzzle. There was Easter and what not. I've also have a new camera and uploading pictures is far more difficult since I have to remove the SD card. I need an SD card reader.

I've moved things around and here is a picture of everything finished

Now, for the progress pictures. Just showing the incremental progress over the last 3-ish? weeks
Start with water splashy areas


Attached the hippo to the alligator/crocodile

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

5 Months - 22 Days ... for What?

NOTHING! Absolutely nothing!
My 'Making the Playoff Beard' did NOT help the Leafs what-so-ever!!

Here is the faces of a Leaf fan during tonight's elimination game [Some (or all) of these pictures may have been staged .. haha]. Evil Keizo is dead ...!

Go Leafs Go!

What the hell was that first goal!?

Another tip in BY a defenceman! GAH!

It OVER! Makes me sad.

Say good bye to my little friend :(

Monday, March 26, 2012


Today the Blue Jays and Dustin McGowan agreed to a 2-year extension (with a club option for a 3rd year)!

This just goes to show how much the Blue Jays believe in him. Plus, sticking with him through thick and thicker.

Thanks Blue Jays. You made me a very very happy fan. Now, I'm definitely going to get a McGowan jersey (let's hope they don't screw it up).

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Dustin McGowan Profile

One of my favourite Blue Jays blogs [Tao of Stieb] is doing 30 Jays in 30 Days.

Here is my favourite Blue Jay's profile!

3 weeks, 2 days until season opener versus Cleveland!

Baseball is back baby! I need me some new Jays gear!

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Backs, Tusks, Black-and-White!

I continued my progress on the rhino's back and managed to connect them together. That rhino is going to be big!
Crystal started to work on "something" and we didn't know what. It took me about 2 days of puzzle work to determine what it was ... it turns out to be the big crocodile. I stopped working on it because the zebras were going to be easy and Crystal wanted me to start working on them ...

Gah! So I thought the zebras were going to be easy. I figure all of the black and white strips were going to go the same general direction, thus identifying and placing them would be a breeze. Boy was I wrong. I spent the entire weekend (and a few work nights) working on them. Apparently there are more then 3. There are like 13 of them scattered throughout. But the main 3 were (are) freaking difficult. I still have a bunch of do. I'm not sure where all of the pieces are (if they are a bunch of them buried in the extremely large black pile).

I had the elephant tusks done for a week or so, I just forgot to take a picture. They were easy (took like 20 minutes to find and put together).

So, my progress has slowed. I guess slow and steady will eventually win the race. *sigh* another week has passed, and it looks like I haven't done much (except for the sky).

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Pieces Everywhere!

This week's update features less things getting done and a larger mess all over the 'living room'. There are pieces everywhere! We've started to use those some takeout containers to put different types of pieces. Like greens, animals and fur.

I've split out the zebra pieces from the other 'animal pieces.' Crystal has started working on the zebras. Apparently there was a lot more then I originally thought!

I've gotten started on the rhino! It hasn't been as difficult as I had originally thought. Its a pretty distinct "bluish-grey" colour.

We've also been able to finish up a lot of the little plants like things. I'm not sure what they are called and have attached them to the edge. The edge is most complete and I've been finding random edge pieces in the piles as I've been sorting.

I've also got other people into puzzling .. well, one guy, Dave. Its his 30th birthday today. Happy Birthday Dave. And since its on the Internet, it must be true.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sky Complete?

So, the last puzzle was a pain since doing the sky took forever. I decided to tackle the sky first this time. Its almost done! Plus I've finished *most* of the flamingos.

Now, I've been looking at the piles of the colours and there is a lot of black left. I think that's going to be annoying colour of the puzzle.

Here are a bunch of other things we've (Crystal and I) have been working on.

We are making some progress, I think we have completed about 1000 or so pieces ... 17,000 more pieces to go!!

Oh, by the way, rule #1 gets borken all of the time. I need to start going to be bed earlier. Shhhh, don't tell Crystal ... or my boss.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

General Sorting Complete!

So, I've finished sorting 18,000 puzzle pieces ... it took about 40 hours to sort them all.

I would have been done earlier if it weren't for Rule #1 ;)
Split into 5 or so "categories" (Green, Brown/Grey, Reddish, Black, Sky/Blue, Animal Fur, Rainbow)
Oh the edge pieces are in the box! See I've already started to put things together

Friday, February 10, 2012

Sunday, February 05, 2012

At The Waterhole!

Some of you may have remembered the last crazy puzzle I did ...
It was 9,000 pieces of "The Wedding Feast of Cana."

I got a new one! Its called "At The Waterhole"!
Came in 4 bags, but you know me! Gotta mix 'em up real good before starting out!
We moved around our furniture to give ourselves more room. The finished puzzle is about 9' by 7'!
So, now I sort. I figure by Saturday I should have a few piles of pieces sorted. Hopefully all of the edge pieces! I've found a corner already!!! Its the lower passenger side corner.

The Estimate:
Based on the 9,000 piece puzzle, I figure it'll take me (and some family and friends) about 6 months. There is not anything that overly blue. The 9,000 piece puzzle took about 5 months ... but there was about 2,000 pieces of blue. That took me about 3-4 weeks alone. But I'm not sure how the massive elephant will turn out!

I hope to make frequent updates (weekly possibly?) with pictures of my progress!