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tugman22

Dawn and Bev, thanks for your support. I go in early tomorrow and have the op the same day. I'm hoping that it will help my poor speech and also help with my eating.

Pat will keep you informed as much as possible. I'll be chatting to you soon. :-))

I'm praying for you John, and pray, that this surgery will correct what didn't get corrected the last time. Bev.

firstdawn

Today your being admitted for surgery tomorrow? My thoughts are with you. Will wjwitch keep us updated?

tugman22

What has made you have a go at this monster, Judy?

jals

lol Dawn! It took me an hour to put the frame together. So far I've only got 19% done and I really don't have the time to devote to an 18 hour puzzle either.

tugman22

LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!! :-))

firstdawn

I'm too impatient to do a puzzle that takes 18 hours to do! Plus my small screen would make the pieces to small. I'm wise to your devious nature John. I can hear you laughing.

tugman22

As Judy says, well done, Bev. A medal for persistence!!!!!

tugman22

Jan, that's real torture!! Bad enough doing one of them! LOL

jals

Well done Bev!

Hello out there in Anglesey. John, listen up...I finished this monster square. I began it Dec.12th and finished tonight, just before bedtime, it only took me 18:25mins and 36sec.
I got the leaderboard beat for the deadweights. Tah Dah!!!!!
January 7, 2018....10:50PM

jals

Looking at it and driving myself mad with it, is more like it. I'm thinking I could get it in 100 hours, maybe. And they are not dots. They are squares.

Now, I am doing a double puzzle!!!!

Note to self. DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS JIG AFTER APPLYING EYE DROPS!!!!!

Hello John,
I am at 68percent.....so will wait for just before bedtime to attempt to finish :((

tugman22

Judy, I'm surprised that you are even looking at this jig!! LOL

tugman22

.....................and you certainly have that, GC!! Well done. :-))

jals

It took me an hour just to piece the frame together.

It is all about patience

jals

lol Bev at counting dots. I do Sudoku before bed and when I start staring at the numbers and stop thinking, it's time to turn the light off. It really does put me to sleep. :-)

tugman22

I do, Bev. I'm afraid I gave up on this one a long time ago. Kudos to you if you finish. ;-PP

The best time to work on this type puzzle is just before bedtime. You won't count sheep just dots and dots and dots and dots.....you know what I mean.

OHHHH GRRRRR I am at 9hrs and 37 percent..
I said I may be done by Jan.01, 2019

tugman22

........in a very good time. :-))

Duine

Not quite cross-eyed but finally finished! (:

tugman22

Kudos to you for perseverance, tomsch!! :-))

Zatoichicat

Yah tomsch! Can you still see? :-)

I did it in 8:03. I think I still deserve recognition. LOL

southcoaster

You got it right, Zatoichicat!

tugman22

Bobby abd Bev, thanks for your continued "patronage"!! LOL

tugman22

Thanks for that compliment, Bob!!

Zatoichicat

Dear Southcoaster: because we are masochists! We keep coming back! :-)

Hi John,
Just a little update I think I began the evening of 12 or 14 I got to 20 percent ...til now 12-17-17..7:12 PM ...yippee.....Maybe by next Christmas I will get it done. Bev.

PuzzleMac

This was the most truly horrifying puzzle, EVER! Way to go John! I now need an eye exam!

tugman22

This was too much of a challenge for me in my fragile state but I enjoy posting them for anyone that likes a challenge. Well done, SC!! :-))

southcoaster

Ooh, why can't I resist these insane-making puzzles you post?? But thank you very much!

tugman22

Hope you recover soon, Bobby!! LOL

tugman22

I don't have a strategy for these jigs, Olya.

Zatoichicat

I'm just bleary-eyed ! :-)

jals

Olya, I haven't tried the gumballs yet. I think your time on here was really good though. It would probably take me 40 hours.

Olya

I did pretty good on the gumballs one, without any assists :) It's the puzzles like this one, where there are no similar colors to match up, etc, that take forever... I was just wondering if I was missing a strategy :)

jals

;-)

tugman22

My feelings exactly, Dawn.

firstdawn

I know that I'm a slow solver, but when I would see the top score was ridiculously fast I assumed there was cheating involved. Being #1 on the list by cheating is a weird hollow accomplishment.

tugman22

We do agree on some things, Judy!! ;-PP

jals

I agree.
Hey! We agree on something. lol
Did you feel that?
I think the earth moved. ha ha ha

tugman22

Yes, Judy, they just like their names at the top of the list. That's pathetic in my books!!

jals

Wow. As I was telling my husband about this last night, what is the point?
For me the putting each piece in is the enjoyable part, if I was going to cheat just to get a faster time, it means nothing. That's a pretty sad life, right there.
But now that I know, it does make me feel better about some of my times. lol

tugman22

Not a tablet, Bev, but a laptop.

tugman22

That's right, Dawn and Judy. It used to p.....me off so much that I would contact Stefan to get those times deleted. Now I just ignore them.

I've wondered many times how they do it ....there is a spot on the net that shows you how it's done..pictures and all, but it is still Grrreeek to me. Or I wondered if some folks have two screens to work with. Although, if I'm not mistaken, John used to or still does work a huge puzzle on his tablet.
Is that correct John?? Or, did I dream that????

firstdawn

I was wondering at some of the times!

jals

Wait. What? Assists? Do you mean there are cheats that I don't know about???

tugman22

You have done well to finish, Olya. Others have been known to use "assists"!! Look at the time on the "Gumballs" I posted!!

Olya

wow. I have NO IDEA how Anita and Munchkin managed to finish this monster in under 4 hours!

jals

;-))

tugman22

:-))

jals

LOL Exactly!

tugman22

Like my mobile phone when I was in hospital, it just wouldn't do what it was supposed to!! Nothing to do with the drugs I was on!! LOL

jals

Well you should only do what's not too taxing on you at the moment. I know since her stroke, Hubby's mom has had not much interest in reading. Although his aunt has taken her some books and she's read them. She wants to use her tablet which is now a hand-me-down ipad from hubby's brother, but she just can't seem to remember how to use them. Then she says they don't work. lol
It's not that it's too much for her, they just don't work.

tugman22

That's me, Dawn. If it ain't easy I'm not doing it!! LOL

firstdawn

I was fuzzy with my last surgery and didn't bother to balance my check book until the next month's bills came. I was vey careful in paying my bills. I couldn't keep up with reading a book so I watched TV, slept, and did jigsaw puzzles.

tugman22

I'm not finishing this one, Judy. My brain can't "stay with it" since my last op.

tugman22

Well done, Anita. I post these monsters for others to solve but I'm not up to it at the moment.

jals

@ZAnita I congratulate you on finishing it and also first place on the LB.

jals

I'd need a wall sized screen to be able to one this size anyway. And yes, that's my excuse. ;-P

jals

Well I was thinking that John, but I didn't bring it up. ha ha

ZAnita

Thank you It was not quick. Anita

tugman22

Me..........? Kidding..................? Whatever gave you such an idea, Dawn!! ;-PP

tugman22

I think you will find that I'm a sadist for posting it, Judy! You would be a masochism if you solved it!!

tugman22

Bev, not strictly a monochrome as it is made with two coloured squares. I'm not up to doing these monsters but I post them for others to "enjoy"! LOL

jals

ohhh We have some Hoosier street signs, my hubby found. Have listed them on the local buy/sell/trade website but no interest here.

Judy
I am a Hoosier. Lake County in Indiana.

jals

lol Bev. Now I understand. :-)
I sleep every night, Bev. ha ha

Judy
Heck no.....sometimes I must look up a word ...if I'm not quite sure of the meaning. While searching and found my answer ...I ran across what I posted ..it sounded good to me. :))
Girl, when do you sleep?

jals

You lived in Southern Cali, Bev?

Once you have tasted life in southern California, it takes a peculiar kind of masochism to return to a British winter.

firstdawn

AAAAAAGGGGG!!!!!!! You've got to be kidding!!!

jals

Masochistic is right!

Oh, John,
A monochrome.....I did a couple of these back about a year or so ago. Jasonyeo put them out in every different color. It took me forever and a day to complete. I may give it a whirl, so I will bookmark it for another day. Bev.

tugman22

I can hear you in Wales!! LOL

MINE ISN'T!!!!!!!!!

Olya

ooooooh! my inner masochist is squealing with joy :)

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