So I no longer have a clock in the living room. I do have the digital clock on the cable box, but that won't work if the power (or the cable) goes out. There are a couple of other battery powered clocks around the house, and I suppose I could move one of them into the living room, but none of them are very good at keeping time, either. I don't know when I'll have the spare cash to replace the clock. Hopefully it can be done before the next power (or cable) outage. In the meantime, I'll probably keep looking at the dead wall clock to see what time it is, and the clock will lie to me. Maybe I'll just take it down so I won't get fooled. I really don't like having that clean spot on the wall, though.
Ah, well. Everything is falling apart around here, including me, so I guess I can learn to live with one more broken item. And my schedule is so irregular any more that being mistaken about the time now and then probably won't have much of an effect on my life. But I think I'll miss seeing that little, non-functional pendulum swing.