Today I have spent 3 hours sitting next to a timer going off every minute. I probably have another 2 hours to go.
This is so I can make a graph about how long it takes for water to cool from boiling to room temperature. After 2.5 hours of getting up each minute, I realized I could just set the pot on a potholder on the table next to the computer. It is a lot less annoying now, and I'm going to knit.