January 10, 2022


On Saturday I went to Lincoln to do some errands. On fun, foolish one was to go to Wholesale Logistics, a place that sells overstock/returned items. I just wanted to see it. Their business model is that new stock comes in on Saturday morning. You have to get a ticket (I don’t know how) to be one of the first ones to come in at 10 a.m. on Saturday, and that’s when the good stuff goes like hotcakes. They charge per-item, but a different amount each day. Saturday is $8, Sunday is $5, I forget about Monday and Wednesday, but Tuesday is $1. (They are closed Thursday and Friday.)

It was crazy. The place is a big warehouse with stand-alone bins, and by the time I got there, everything was incredibly picked over – boxes and bags opened and dumped out. I was uncertain of the pricing, and asked, “Is each item $8?” Yes. Yes, it was.

I wanted to buy something, though, and I saw an unopened puzzle. Better yet, it was a picture of children’s books! This is my wheelhouse! I knew most of the books and when the photo has a collage with letters, that solves the up/down orientation problem and speeds up the process. I wanted to finish it in a day, but that didn’t happen.

The company that made this spelled it ‘puzzel’, and after finding a small hiccup, I don’t have high hopes for finishing this completely. Look at these two pieces:

Um… yeah. This is a problem…..

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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2 Responses to ““Puzzel””

  1. Kristi Said on:

    We’ve been doing a lot of puzzles over the past year. Our library lets people take puzzles home on the honor system, so we have done quite a few puzzles that way.

    Missing pieces drive me CRAZY!


  2. Lauren Said on:

    UPDATE: I finished it, and yes, there were 1001 pieces. Someone else is going to be mad theirs only had 999.


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