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Joyce's Sudoku Journal

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Too many people talking , room is very loud, can't think.

  at 19 minutes had puzzle filled in but 1 block had errors so no score given I am getting a headache
  29 mins. Hate this, headache is aggravated, can't mute the conversations in the room. Everytime someone says a number I lose what Strategy that I was working on, going home.
7-14 19:22 Worked until it was done. Not feeling as frustrated but it's definitely not something I'd continue to do without being forced.
  22:24 Not feeling very satisfied in working the puzzle. Enjoy doing regular puzzles with friends and family as a group but don't find this gaming in isolation to be much fun
7-15 22:13/99% Last night my daughter gave me one of her sudoku books and offered a tip about how she progresses through the puzzle. Of course the book is way too difficult for me but I was extremely grateful for the tip. It gave me a system to methodically go through the puzzle in an organized fashion.
  29.29/ 100%

Got caught up in 4 remaining squares that had a few misplaced numbers and I was so tired that I couldn't quickly fix the mistake.

I realize that I am getting slower than when I was not using Paige's process but I plan to continue to use it because I think it makes sense that I would get slower as I employ a new application that is cumbersome and takes time to develop speed. My thinking is that the new process will give me a working strategy that through repetition will fine tune my search image apparatus and allow me to work faster.


 7-16  15:11 / 96%  Completed puzzle with Susan and Kate and reduced my time. When I was solving one number someone else solved another and so we typically had 2 or potentially 3 answers at one time. Each of us saw the puzzle in sometimes a different perspective.