I have searched everywhere…Meijer and Target while grocery shopping. Online…Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google in general.
I could not find my way of staying calm and relaxing. With the current pandemic, there were not any puzzles to be had! Who knew so many people were into completing puzzles?
Finally, I saw an email from my local bookstore, Anderson’s. They were open and doing curb side pickup. I could call and they would help me find puzzles over the phone. An interesting concept to say the least. But, it was worth a try.
I called and spoke to the nicest lady. I told her what I was looking for in a puzzle and she went to search the shelves. She came back and described the puzzles to me. I told her that they sounded great. I then asked if there was a limit because if there wasn’t, I was looking for six puzzles for my friend and I! She went back and forth two more times before I had six puzzles that I thought would be fun to complete.
I drove to the bookstore later that morning, and parked right out front, as there was ample parking. I called and the puzzles were brought outside in a very large, green bag. She waved to me and then went back inside. I then exited my car, grabbed the bag, and was quickly on my way.
While not the conventional way to shop for puzzles, I am truly grateful. Puzzles help me stay calm and relax, a major necessity in my days. While most might not call picking up puzzles essential, I am grateful that I had the opportunity to pick up some puzzles.
Now, the question is which one to start???