Joe Fun Fact #4286

Joe and I have been together a looooooong time. (1985!) 
I know most things about the man - and maybe a few things I don't want to. 😉 
But recently I learned something new. Fun Fact #4286:
Joe has OPD (Obsessive Puzzle Disorder)
It all started when we visited our local Brockenhaus (thrift store). There was a huge selection of puzzles at a reasonable price. Innocently enough, I suggested we buy a puzzle to do together AS A FAMILY.

I had no idea what I was in for...and I think neither did Joe. For the next month or so Joe went into full Obsessive Puzzling Mode, which ultimately included elbowing Mo and I out gently taking over the completion of the puzzle. In the end, he did a very good job...but at what expense?

Then Christmas came and Colleeny got her dad, you guessed it, another puzzle! Even though it was his present, Joe invited Mo and I to help. Mo has learned that she is not a puzzler, but I gave it a go. I worked on the edges, but then Joe's OPD kicked into high gear and I was elbowed out again and he decided to finish it on his own. He was in control and on a roll:
After a couple of days.

At the one week mark.

And finished in just 2 weeks!

OPD under control because he is done.
He has decided he needs a break from puzzles for the time being, but we'll see how he feels when he opens his birthday present. (wink-wink)

Which brings us to Joe Fun Fact #4287: Today is Joe's 52nd Birthday! It's not puzzling to see that he gets better with age:

Birthdays are good for you...the more you have the longer you live.
~Random Internet Quote

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jigsaw puzzling
coffee guzzling
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farts smell bad

We LOVE Joe!
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Linda B said...

Ha! That last line, and for his birthday! My husband was a puzzle fanatic, too, and now I've found that my son-in-law is. They cannot pass by a table with the pieces without pausing! Happy Birthday to your husband, Bridget. May all the pieces of his life keep getting put together perfectly!

Sheila said...

We all love Joe! Happy birthday from Texas!

david edge said...

Happy birthday to Fartman!!

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Linda! I passed along your birthday wishes and the wish that "all the pieces of his life keep getting put together perfectly" - poetic! =)

Bridget Magee said...

I passed along your Texas-sized birthday wishes, She. Many thanks from Switzerland! =)

Bridget Magee said...

"Whomp"...uh, he means, thank you!
(P.U. - consider yourself lucky you are not hear to smell it. ;)

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