Several years ago, well before blogging, I was wandering through Michaels craft store and stumbled upon this "French" clock on clearance. I absolutely loved everything about it. It was the perfect color and style for my master bathroom and looked just beautiful between our two sinks.
It was also very useful. My husband and I both relied on it each morning as we got ready.
Then one day, more than a year ago, the clock stopped working. I replaced the battery and it still didn't work. I bought new batteries and it still didn't work. I tried to take the clock apart but there was no way without breaking it. I thought about having it repaired, but it would cost significantly more than what I spent on the clock in the first place. I loved the way the clock looked so much that I just left it on our countertop. It has sat on the countertop, not working, for more than a year now. It has been a bit annoying to look at it day after day and know that the time wasn't right, but like I said, I really love it. On several occasions my husband has requested that I purchase a new clock, but I have not been able to find something that fits the space so well or makes me as happy to look at.
Then two weeks ago, while I was brushing my teeth, I found myself looking at the clock. I was trying to figure out if there was some way to take off the clear plastic over the face without breaking it. While I was staring at it I realized that the second hand was actually moving!! How could this be?? I stared at it for a few moments checking to see if the second hand was actually ticking consistently or just ticking in place. It was really ticking!! I reset the clock from the back and it continued to work. Well it's been two weeks and it is still working. I have absolutely no idea how this has happened.
No one else has touched it. How bizarre is that????
Maybe the clock just needed a rest (for over a year)?
It's definitely a mystery.
I won't look a gift horse in the mouth...
I'm thrilled it's working again.
Hope you all have a great weekend!