I bought two of these kitchen timers at Walmart today for $4.68 each. Great price, and they work great. They count up or down. But when they arrive at 0:00, they make a sound that sets him off. The tone, the frequency, whatever it is, it’s unacceptable to his temperament–and therefore, it’s unacceptable to mine.
So we’re going to trash these and look at some others. I think it’s a good idea to use a timer of some sort to time the segments of my ‘new and improved’ practices, but we’re not going to use this one.