Wednesday 25 July 2012

Lost and Found.

Imagine the scene. Lady Magnon is returning from a very long walk with the two dogs. Both are on leads, and both are (unusually) behaving couthly. 

Suddenly they both bolt; yanking their leads out of Lady M's tiny and delicate hands (ahem). They head for the woods and send a Roe deer running back across the road and down into the valley beyond. The two dogs look bemused and sniff at the ground as they meander to and fro in front of a slightly miffed Lady M.

On arriving home she noticed that her watch was missing and at once recalled the deer incident; it must have been then that it had fallen off.

This time she takes the car, eventually finding the watch in the middle of the road. It had been run over by at least two tractors and several cars.

It was in two pieces, screwed-up, but amazingly still ticking, Even more amazingly Cro was able to flatten the twisted metal strap and re-attach it to the watch. OK, there's a scratch or two, but it's working; and that's what matters. Above is the result.... you'd never have known!

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  1. It could have been worse - what if the dogs had caught the deer!

  2. Replies
    1. I think it's a Rotary... almost the same.

  3. Just goes to show, it's very useful to have a Cro in one's life. Mine is called Keith. ;)

  4. Takes a licking, but keeps on ticking. You saved the day for Lady M, and now she is forever indebted to you - we'll at least for the day. Good job!

  5. Good work, and now, the missus has a conversation piece as well as a time piece.

  6. It's a good thing her hand didn't fly off with the watch. Your neighbors would have kept driving over it again and again.

  7. reminds me of the advertisements (of old) for Timex watches: It takes a licking and keeps on ticking!

  8. I, too, thought of the old Timex commercials. Himself has a watch he dearly loves, which i got him years ago. One of the links in the band became loose, and it slipped off his wrist. We found the watch in our driveway only after he had driven over the band--but the watch kept on ticking!

    You do good repair work, Cro!

  9. Love this story! Tough watch, and tough Lady!

  10. Boy it's hot here. Summer has definitely arrived.


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