Well, yes, it is always a pain to reset AC powered clocks, I hate that. Keeping my $700 mechanical clock wound and adjusted is sort of a little once a week hobby, plus it’s a beauty, and I like the chiming, when I can hear it over the street noise. The chiming does not wake me up, either.
I have a few battery powered clocks around, and here’s a tip on that: I used to put very expensive lithium AAs in them, thinking they would run for years with those, but that is not the right application for the lithiums. In a slow drain like that, you are better off with cheap alkalines. Save the lithiums for high drain stuff like camera flashes, film cameras, maybe portable CD players, that sort of stuff. Flashlights, too.
Scott, I know what you mean by the drowning out of sound by sirens. I live behind a hospital and the street that separates us is also used by the fire department and anything else that carries a siren.
I really don’t notice them anymore after 25 years. It takes repeated siren after siren after siren for me to notice something’s going on.
Like when the building on the corner’s roof was on fire.
I also have clocks all over the house, but with the constant blips in the power system they all go off when the power goes off.
Thank goodness for the battery operated clocks!
My GE nuker/browner has a timer, if I could only figure out how to use it %^&*.
GreatOne, like John said, they are all right twice a day.
how about a few egg timers
I have about 5 clocks and none ever seem to be right … I use the clock on the DVR and only tinker with the alarm when I am going to use it.
To mar52: I guess I’m like one of those characters who has simply lost his marbles from the noise of the trucks, helicopters, cop cars, fire trucks, choppers, and on and on. It would be nice to escape, I’ve been in the thick of it since 1985.
I’m not kidding about the noise. Often I can’t hear the phone ring, so a timer I carry on board still won’t do, and like many young people today, I have tired of wrist watches. But in fact, at 51, I kind of like the (admittedly minimal) mental effort involved in keeping track in my pointy head what’s going on in various processes, you know? How long has what been simmering, or baking, or chilling? I seem to just paint a mental pic of the hands for everything. Must have hands on my clocks, digital numbers go in one eye and out the other. But it’s not that hard to keep the numerous wall clocks together. Even my chiming wall unit (with the weights, and which I wind every week) has been easy to adjust to almost perfection.
Sailin, advice from a fellow Texan;
"Time will take care of itself… so just leave time alone"
There is a neat Science Channel show about time.
Forget the timer, Scott…
How do you stand the downtown traffic?
I took friends to Chinatown last week and it was awful. Then again it was raining.
As for the timer problem… I have a portable timer that I clip on to my waistband because I’m in a townhouse where the kitchen is downstairs and I’m usually not.
I have a small timer that has a clip on it. When I am busy working on one thing but need to remember something in the oven or in the wash etc., I just clip it to my shirt & off I go.
It’s right twice a day [;)]
Set the clocks?
I have at least a dozen working clocks in the house. They all remind me of what I have to do.
Paul E. Smith
I have a wall clock in my place for at least two years now that does not work. Goes with everything really well, though. [:I] I wear a working watch.
come on divefl, the man has worked to develop his own intricate system set up through his loft! don’t start tinkering with it now.[:D]
PS I cannot wear watches. Except when dressing up to go to a function, I rarely use a watch. I think part of has to do with my conducting. I lost a few watches leaving it behind on the music stand.[:(]
Why don’t you wear a digital watch while you cook? Something with an alarm.
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