My Grandmother is one of the coolest octagenerians around. I am always amazed because she always has the latest smartphone, tablet, game system or whatever technology is at the cutting edge. Grammie isn't one to sit around and watch the day go by, she is up at 5am outside lifting the sun into the sky for the rest of us.
But lately I noticed she is more frequently forgetting where she put things, and she has a lot of things to remember with all those gadgets! Grammie is also leaving more things unfinished. Don't really think it is her age at all, but more that she just keeps finding more fun stuff to chase after!
For example, she loves puzzles always saying that she strives to keep the brain moving. She started the below "nonogram" or griddler puzzle but before reaching the end to see what the solution was she got a text from her friend and she was out the door on her way to the airport for another fun adventure.
A few hours later I get an email when she connected to the in flight wifi telling me... "I forgot something, can you finish that nonogram and then scan a picture of it with your smartphone and let me know what you find?" I took a look at it and saw it was starting to form a picture of some numbers or letters so it was probably coordinates of a geocache she wanted to grab.
- Print and Solve the Nonogram.
- Each row and column has a list of numbers above/to left. These numbers tell you how many blocks of what size need to be placed in that row or column. A blank cell must appear between each block, because if you put a block right next to another it would have been listed as a larger sized block.
- For example if a row had only 5 cells and had "1 3" you would know you have to place a 1 cell block followed by a blank cell, followed by a 3 cell block in that row.
- Comparing the guide for rows and columns you can narrow down which cells are blank and which are to be blackened out.
- Fill in each cell that should be filled in completely with black ink to match Grammies work.
- Blank cells should be as blank as possible. Grammie would put a small dot in cells she knew couldn't be blackened out to help her solve the puzzle. You can do the same, but make sure the dot is really small so your finished artwork is clear.
- Once solved the nonogram will reveal a picture. Take a look at it as the coordinates are in there. You can attempt to decipher the picture to reveal the coordinates if you want to add 8 points of difficulty and don't have much to do for a few weeks. But I recommend you follow Grammies instructions and scan a picture of it with your smartphone and get a quick response!
- Once you have the coordinates in hand go get the nano cache. It is easy to get, under a small metal ledge at the location.
You can validate your puzzle solution with certitude.
If you enjoy puzzles, check out Geocaching Puzzle of the Day No No, Grammie was featured on November 20th, 2013!