I needed a method of visually viewing the background timers for the application. The Application will have multiple timers. One that loads data every 15 minutes and one that changes the grid page every minute. There might be more timers. I wanted to make it so that the user could see that the timers were working and were either close or far from being refreshed. I used the Degrafa circle and elliptical calls to create the timer. Also a little help from the clock example.