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Double Retrospect Ending

Just when you think it is over…

…I still have that missing blue piece from before.

Never fear, there is a solution!

This will be my last post regarding Double Retrospect.

Thank you for all of your support and happy puzzling!

 

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This is a combined time-lapse of me completing the last bag of Double Retrospect.

Organization: 3 hours 26 minutes

Yellow: 3 hours 38 minutes

Red: 6 hours 20 minutes

Green: 5 hours 29 minutes

Blue: 1 hour 59 minutes

Pink: 3 hours

Orange: 7 hours 51 minutes

White and Black: 5 hours 31 minutes

Total hours for this last bag: 37 hours and 14 minutes

Overall, it took an amazing 346 hours and 29 minutes to complete Double Retrospect. =)

Fast Forward

“Organize Your Mind, Organize Your Life” By Paul Hammerress and Margaret Moore

This took me about 3 hours and 35 minutes to complete.

“The Pink Suit” By N. M. Kelby

This took me about 38 minutes to complete.

“Yellow Flower” By Anh Thao Bui

This took me about 2 hours and 48 minutes to complete.

“Blue Bloods” By Melissa De La Cruz

This took me 7 hours and 3 minutes to complete.

“A Clockwork Orange” By Anthony Burgess

This also took me 7 hours and 3 minutes to complete.

“Green Eggs and Ham” By Dr. Seuss

This took me 5 hours and 27 minutes to complete.

“The Red-Headed League” By Arthur Conan Doyle

This took me 4 hours and 54 minutes to complete.

“White Oleander” By Janet Fitch and “The Black Dahlia” By James Ellroy

This took me 7 hours and 43 minutes to complete.

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Bag E was a total of 39 hours and 11 minutes.

Overall, I have spent 309 hours and 15 minutes on Double Retrospect.

Puzzling Delays

Hello everyone!

I’m sorry I have been unable to post puzzle pics for a while now. I went through some unexpected medical complications that caused me to not be able to puzzle as much.

Now, I am able to puzzle fantastically but am unable to go downstairs to reach Double Retrospect and work on it. In the meantime, friends and family alike have given me plenty of puzzles to work on. I will have to show a picture of the glorious puzzling gifts that were presented to me. =)

If you want more information, below is a Youtube video summarizing the medical difficulties I went through. In the meantime, keep on puzzling and much love to you all.

Officially 3/4th of the way done with the puzzle! It has been a most enjoyable journey and I will treasure these upcoming 8,000 pieces that are left. I have been working on this puzzle for so long that I can’t imagine stopping it so it will be interesting to see what the next “bucket list” puzzle will be. I love the picture with the little hamsters in the middle of the completed sections so I will keep adding stuffed animals to elaborate on the cuteness factor. Thank you for your support thus far and hang in there with me for this last stretch coming up!

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After finding identical white pieces to each other and pairing them up, it was fairly easy to see how each frame had the same puzzle piece pattern. As soon as I matched up one white piece, I knew where the other one was. This helped to cut the time potentially in half. It still cost me about 8 hours and 49 minutes but that was done fairly quick. Now that I am 3/4th of the way done, my total time spent has been 270 hours and 4 minutes. Still ahead of schedule? Very much so!!

Sorry it has been a while folks! I was on vacation for 2 weeks so I wasn’t able to post any progress on Double Retrospect for the simple reason that there WASN’T any. =) Now I’m back and ready to get back to puzzling. Thanks for the patience and I hope everyone had a chance to enjoy a lovely vacation of their own!

This last color took the most maneavering since the pink was found in each of the frames. With some handy pasteboards though, I was able to rotate and fit the missing pieces. The time-lapse will not show a smooth transition between each of the posterboards since it happened too fast so I apologize. Almost done with yet another bag of this gigantic puzzle. It’s amazing to me to realize that. Stay tuned to finish up this 4,000 piece section!

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Not surprisingly, it took a while to finish up the pink part. 7 hours and 15 minutes later, somehow two backgrounds, a dolphin, and a floor were constructed. I’m not looking forward to the white and black pieces because they tend to take the most organization and most time but once the flow is established, it goes by rather quickly. I’ll recap on my organizing system in the next post!

Blue Earth, Minnesota

A missing dolphin and a background galore! I can’t believe it is almost time for the last color of this bag of Double Retrospect! I’m starting to run out of space on my ping pong table. You can see the corner of the other frames for this section in the top left of the picture. I will fix that during the pink workout but most likely, it shall move around. For now, I’m excited that I’m starting to run out of space because it means the table is becoming more full of puzzling pieces!

On a side note, rabbit rabbit to everyone! It is the 1st of July and I hope everyone will have a wonderful start to this month.

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For having a background to complete too, I was surprised it only took 3 hours and 34 minutes to complete this color. All the time saved now will go into working on that pink sassiness. Time to rest up before I organize and tackle the last color!