Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A ROCKWELL WEDNESDAY -- THE CORRECT TIME (1945)

Image result for the correct time by norman rockwell

Inspired by two massive timepieces located on the Loop in Chicago, Rockwell captures a moment when a repairman must climb a ladder and manually set the time, using his own pocket watch.  Usually, the clocks are corrected automatically every half hour by a master clock.  However, after a power failure they must be manually reset.  To this day, the extraordinary clocks are glanced at by people on the street below.

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I have not done a Rockwell Wednesday in a long time.  I have a few more to show you, so hopefully I will be all caught up by the end of the year.

Another busy day today.  I had trouble sleeping last night, so I kept dozing off during the day.  But I got a lot done.  Always more to do, though.

It was really hot today.  It got up to 86*F (30*C).  I wasn't out all that much although I should have been.  I must get out in the yard soon and clean things up for the winter.  Where to start though?  So much to get done.  With all this warm weather my geranium is about to bloom again.  It has gotten huge and I so hope I can keep it over the winter.

More Christmas gifts arrive in the mail each week.  I got Joe's and when I opened it and looked at it, I was so happy with it.  You know I can't say what it is since he reads this all the time.  But he's going to love it.  Got something for my sister too.  And my brother.  I've got to get going on some knitting projects for others in my family.  Time is getting short.  It sometimes takes me six weeks to finish something and I don't have much more than nine weeks to do another two projects.   

I have to go because I am falling asleep.  Literally.  Hope you all have a good night.


  Kathy
Sunrise: 7:16 a.m.
Sunset:  6:14 p.m.
10 hours and 58 minutes of daylight
Temperatures:  86*/61* 
  

4 comments:

  1. I'm literally falling asleep as well. But I've been up since 6:30 a.m. and worked then went to Bible study this evening. Relaxing a bit and catching up with blog posts. I need to do one tomorrow. Took a bunch of photos today while out on way home so will share soon. Hope you had a good night, Kathy. I've been thinking about Christmas gifts as well. God bless!
    Becky

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  2. This weather has been really great for getting some things done. It's just odd for it to be this warm. Guess we'll be wearing sweaters instead of coats at Christmas.ha ha!
    Enjoy your day!

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  3. I've loved this hot weather in October! But this morning has a chill in the air. Guess it's time to put Summer away.
    Hope today is productive for you. It's to rain here so inside we stay today :)

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  4. Glad to know I'm not the only one who has started on Christmas gifts. I like to have it all fine by Thankshiving. Then I mail the next week.

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