During this keep or donate ongoing packing frenzy I came across a non-working clock. The face shows a different bird next to each hour number. My plan was to make sure it worked before I donated the clock. An hour later I had this “What in the world was that?” I looked all around the house but saw nothing amiss and went back to working. An hour later I heard a Goldfinch sing out – I realized it was coming from the clock. Upon investigation, the sound the hour before was a red-headed woodpecker or some weird facsimile. Now is two days later and I laugh when I hear the various calls, some more bird-like than others. The thought that began this post was about learning to enjoy the audible reminder that an hour has passed. Cutting the day (and night) into bite sized chunks. I have gotten a lot done in the last few days, I wonder if hearing the reminder actually makes working more effective. I am sure it does when I realize I have spent more than an hour on the computer just looking around. How time can fly.
Do you have a clock that chimes or tweets? Do you think it is helpful or do you secretely grumble at it? I find it amazing that the sound can make me jump during the day but I don’t hear it at night. Anyone want a clock cheap?