When I saw the prompt, “What’s Broken?” at Mama Kat’s today, I immediately thought of something I posted about when we received it as a gift. Here’s the original post.
C’mon now. Get back there and click on the link, Sneaky McQuitter. The video on there is only 55 seconds long!
She who must not be named apparently was under the impression that both lightening speed and arm of Thor were necessary to complete the task. They were not.
Keep in mind this used to belong to Mr. Wombat’s grandmother, so it’s older than we are. The ancient chain’s links gave way under her forceful direction and were soon scattered about the room. She was left with a disengaged brass pine cone in her hand and a look of surprise on her face.
All ticking ceased.
The happy bird fell silent.
The poor farmer’s daughter gave up any hope of that elopement she was sure was going to take place that day.
One of these days, I’m going to crack that thing open and grab the chain that’s hiding just out of reach. I’m a little apprehensive due to its age. I’m imagining springs flying free and gears cutting loose the minute I remove the final screw to peek inside.
I wonder if there’s a video on Youtube on cuckoo clock repairs.
What’s broken in your house?