Then, when I gave birth because I am breastfeeding, I needed a wall clock to time my feeding. The mobile phone can't help as it is too much work for me to get up and look for it and because of the hassle, I gave up timing our feeding time. In result, I dozed off everytime and our little boy ended up sleeping with us on our bed. Now, we have a wall clock - of course, I was able to buy one - but Jens still ends up sleeping with us in the morning (this is another story).
Someday, I would let the grandfather clock chime again (I do when I accidentally touched it while cleaning). Maybe, place it somewhere else that I can't hear it. Mcj said that I can make it not make a noise but the ticking is still louder than ordinary clocks.
I would love to have a grandfather clock, as a matter of fact, it's a childhood dream as our clock when I was growing up was just ordinary. Apart from that, it is also an authentic and homey home decor. Plus, it would be a prominent time figure to know the time. That way, neither Mcj nor I would ask, what's the time? :)