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Twelve O'Clock and aaaaall's weeeeelllll

Last Tuesday our friends Cara and Alan came over to help us cook dinner, and as if that wasn't enough Cara vacuumed our living room, and as if THAT wasn't enough Alan fixed our Grandfather clock. Our Grandfather clock hadn't been ticking for, oh, about a year or so, and it turns out it was imbalanced. After five minutes with Alan it was ticking again, because alan is an old-school type of handyman who is very good with 1.0 type mechanical devices. Me and Dan, we did a google search to see if there were any software updates on GrandFatherClock, and when that failed we hit it with a stick.

Then we were like "Oh well. My iPhone tells the time."

Anyway, it's nice to have a real clock ticking in the house again. And not only ticking, but chiming away every fifteen minutes. This way you know precisely how many quarter hours have passed when you're sitting up in the middle of the night with a 7-month-old who has decided that sleep is for the weak.

However, the clock still rebels against me and Dan and technological progress. (You'd think it would understand, as its sole purpose is to sound off the inevitable march of time). As if to tell us to slow down in our busy lives, the clock now chimes the hour immeasurably slowly. I'm talking several seconds between beats. If you're only counting with half an ear, it sounds like "One... Two.... okay I've stopped listening now... four... what, is it still chiming?... is that six?... sixteen? OKAY I GET IT! IT'S LIKE A BILLION O'CLOCK!!!"

Now I just need an earpiece that compresses the sound of the chimes to a more reasonable speed. I think there's an app for that.


It's true, it does chime super slow. I wonder if there's a spring or something we could adjust...

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