Sr. BC, I suggest you ensure "grandmother's clock" does not run backwards after you put it back together!
The medical term for your condition is "Extreme Mechanical Awareness". Wellcome to the club, some have had this condition (E.M.A) their whole lives. On the plus side its not fatal, and comes in really handy when the toaster breaks.
True enough.E.M.A. in advanced forms can manifest itself in different ways. I have a four slice auto ejecting flash toasting toaster, and a blender with an extra button above frappe labeled " molecular fracture " .