I am trying to convert a variable to a different one so that I can use it to make a timer without spending the variable's value.
what excatly is the question? how to pass values from one screen to another?
use TinyDB or How to pass values from one screen to another screen by Scott
It would really help if you provided a screenshot of your relevant blocks, so we can see what you are trying to do, and where the problem may be.
To get an image of your blocks, right click in the Blocks Editor and select "Download Blocks as Image". You might want to use an image editor to crop etc. if required. Then post it here in the community.
see also tip 1 here
Actually, I looked at it with a friend who knows more about coding than I do and it has been fixed, thank you!