Saturday, September 08, 2007

a journey of a 1000 pieces

yes, it began with a single piece on a not so cold December evening, and frankly I wasn't even too enthusiastic then, it was well what can i say sort of forced on me by 'you know who'! and then it traversed through the 827 Christmas party to Sysco EAI and SCM and continued on through the 827 party to BP EAI, enthusiastic individuals trying to make sense of the 1000 odd pieces strewn around the living room! ... and then it was forgotten, just like that, like a scrapped project and packed away at probably a little less than 10% complete.

It traveled with me to 1410 and all the while lying under the patio style hammock (it doesn't swing! and it's in my living room!!...)

And suddenly for no good reason on a not so hot August morning, I decided to revive the scrapped project and with support from atleast one motivated girl we achieved our first milestone, i.e. the top edge was complete. And once I managed to piece together the remaining three edges on my own, I could almost envision the end even though it was probably only about 25% done. Another weekend with 'You know who again'! and it was almost upto 50% and then it was left to me solely, some days I would add a piece while other days I would add a 100. The late night matches at the US Open and also CNN proved a strong motivator while the men fought it out in five sets and McEnroe and Anderson Cooper droned on, it keep me going!

I wanted 9/7/07 to be D-Day even though a part of me wanted to wait for help however the force within me was stronger and was willing me to go and get it done with.

The Puzzle is a part of the Thomas Kinkade's End of a perfect day series and I don't really own it in the real sense of the term. 'You know who' owns it but I think I have a valid claim on this!

A truly impressive piece of work and kudos to all of us involved and like any other task it had its share of downfalls, infact literally, losing almost a days work as I was trying to move the puzzle onto a table. We persevered despite all that. Thank you to all who helped take this project to completion, without taking names, you know who you are… whether you added one piece or 10.


Mogamboo said...

mail me a proper photo :)
now u can frame it on the nice to see it completed...

Anonymous said...

Bravo!!! Excellent job done. Happy that you completed the work which we started long back! Kudos!

Anand Lonkar said...

Job well done! [:)] congrats... you have got loads of patience!

Selvaraj.S said...

Good work!.. atlast Anand, Biju and my work gave u motivation and u completed it :)

biju iv said...

well said selva! :)

Anu said...

Wow!!! gr8 work Roweena... I thought it almost impossible.

Rajz said...

Wow! That's a lot of comments! You must have generated a ton of money for Google Ads (and yourself!) ;)

Quick clarifications:
1) You know who: No. Who?
2) You know who: No. Who?
3) You know who: No. Who?
4) You know who: No. Who?

Well... that was a white lie :) I know at least 3 you know whos by reading the comments!

You know who!

RZD said...

just to clear up...
the reference to 'you know who' and 'you know who again' are to two separate people...gals... and both of them have not yet commented on this post!