For Christmas Chris and Kelsey gave me a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle with dozens of small-print factoids about Texas history. Even though we are settled into our house, even though we have our new voter's registration cards, even though our cars have Texas tags, I figured I couldn't claim to be a true Texan until I passed this jigsaw exam.
This is what the puzzle looked like as I laid it out on our dining table on the 14th of April - 1000 brown pieces on a brown table!
And this is what it looked like today, nine days later, after completing the "exam." I passed!