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    Default One of my dumbest!

    Got a call a month or so ago about a Colonial grandfather. Went out to check it and found it out of beat and needing lubrication. Got it going pretty easily. Removed the bonnet and was able to oil all pivots pretty well. Hard to see, but used my clip-on flashlight to see pivots. Quick easy job, right? She said she was moving to a new home in a few weeks and needed pointers on how to move the clock. I gave her pointers about removing weights and pendulum, etc. and left her happy that her clock was going again. Got a call from her this week and she said she needed me again. She had moved to the new home and the clock would not chime or strike, in fact, she said it had not done so after I left her home a month ago. I went today to check it and she was right. No chime and no strike. I removed the bonnet and looked down inside and saw MY lost flashlight laying across the top of the movement. Been wondering where I left it. It was stopping the flys from turning, thus, no chime or strike. What is crazy is the fact that they moved it and the flashlight stayed on top of the movement. I've pulled some crazy stunts before, but never one quite this unusual.
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    Default Re: One of my dumbest! (By: wow)

    Clearly they moved the clock as carefully as you suggested.

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    Default Re: One of my dumbest! (By: roughbarked)

    Or removed the flashlight, then carefully put it back as they had found it.

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    Clearly they moved the clock as carefully as you suggested.
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    Default Re: One of my dumbest! (By: THTanner)

    Quote Originally Posted by THTanner View Post
    Or removed the flashlight, then carefully put it back as they had found it.
    "I saw the light"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv5odWOpVqw

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    Default Re: One of my dumbest! (By: THTanner)

    Guess you were still distracted by the Wayward Deer. How'd you make out with your trailer? Repairable?
    The man who knows how to make it work will always have a job, The man who knows why it makes it work will always be his boss.

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    Default Re: One of my dumbest! (By: BLKBEARD)

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    Guess you were still distracted by the Wayward Deer. How'd you make out with your trailer? Repairable?
    Likely still eating it
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    Default Re: One of my dumbest! (By: BLKBEARD)

    Quote Originally Posted by BLKBEARD View Post
    Guess you were still distracted by the Wayward Deer. How'd you make out with your trailer? Repairable?
    Trailer is repairable, I think. Straightened out tongue and began removing sheets of aluminum. We will see. Gonna try. I'll post finished repair photos if I get it done.
    No, Harold, not eating it. It got up and walked off.
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