Plans for a friend’s birthday celebration with dinner out, cake, and all the other goodies morphed into carryout pizza at home when the Covid-19 "shutdown" reared its ugly head in March 2020. To salvage some silliness for the occasion, I ordered one of those "Fireworks Musical Lotus Birthday Candles" on the Internet. It did the trick and, after the fire(s) went out, the music still played on ...and on, and on for 3-1/2 weeks! It seemed a shame to just toss the whole thing in the trash at that point. Since one of the major CDC guidelines to minimize exposure to Covid-19 was to wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds (about 2 verses of "Happy Birthday"), why not put the little music circuit from the candle to work as a hand washing timer.