My husband was gone for two weeks, home for two days, and gone for another week. At the beginning of this travel stint, I purchased a 1,000 pc. puzzle for us to do at night (vs. watching television). Normally, I find jigsaw puzzles relaxing. I was getting close to done, and moved to the final stage of puzzle assemby. I turned all of the pieces facing up, sorted, and organized these pieces in small rows. See photo below. After my husband got home, I noticed several of a particular kind of piece were missing. I initially thought my husband took a small handful just to stir things up a little.