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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Just another way Baumholder is out to get me...

I need Evelyn to hurry up and get to the age where she can solve my technological problems with ease and perhaps a pitying glance at her poor old mother.

I'm not sure how I did it--I know I did something--but the clock on the oven no longer functions properly. The timer is still fine and the oven functions properly in every other regard, but the clock, no matter how I try to reset the time, ends up marching to it's own beat. After a couple of hours, it's WAY off, saying it's 2 when it's 11 or 6 when it's 5. There doesn't seem to be rhyme or reason in it's rebellion. I've gotten so tired of looking at it and then remembering it's wrong, I've taken to just leaving it on the timer mode. Every time I look over, I just see "0:00" and then sigh and seek out another clock.

Which might be alright, if the other clocks weren't starting to get in on the joke.

The clock in the bathroom is battery operated and NEW, so I'm not sure why it's taken to tormenting me. I only realized this the other day, but it's running fast. It's now about 20 minutes ahead of where it should be.

My bedside clock is about five minutes ahead of my wrist watch, which is a crappy blue plastic stop watch I bought explicitly because I didn't have a watch with a second hand for timing contractions during labor. I wear this ugly clunker all the time, day and night for two reasons. First, because it has a glow in the dark button and is easy to read if I'm up in the middle of the night. The second reason is because my REAL watch, a rectangle-faced silver beauty, needs a new battery, and to date, I can't for the life of me find somewhere that can repair it for me. The PX has watch batteries to do it yourself, but they don't stock what I need and even if they did, I can't see a way to even open up the back to get at the battery.



Anonymous said...

Michele, You can go downtown Baumholder to Walter's Watch and Jewelry shop on the corner across from the ice cream cafe. His name is Freddo and he speaks English and he has real old watches and can fix any old watch or do the battery. Good luck, Pam

screamy mimi said...

Thanks, Pam! I knew there must be somewhere...I should have thought to ask you!

By the way, I finished the book you lent me!

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