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No Light Year Away
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Fern(Mi)    Posted 01-23-2004 at 09:00:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Where does the time go. Winter's going to be over before I've enjoyed it. Snow all over everything my back hardhasn't looked this clean since last winter.
Tomorrow's CLUB CALF wieght-in day, already. I've got to pickup somemore feed supplment. Seams I ground last Sunday. Now, I'll have to do it again.
Seams I spent my first twenty years waiting for somethin'. Turned twenty, Haven't had time to wait for nothin' since.
Discovered my right eye's seeing more than it has in some time. Took a spell for the cataract surgury to work. The Doctor's worry has worried me for the last three weeks. I hope this new found sight is a healthy sign. I want to be independent enough to drive myself to town without running into somebody new. Isn't axactly the best way to make new friends.
Just tellin' anybody interested, Spring isn't a light year away.


cowlady    Posted 01-23-2004 at 14:27:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
I LOVE club calf weigh in day! Get to see the competition early and visit with the kids who are really into it! We sold 5 calves into MI this fall and am looking forward to MI State Fair to see how they do!

Prayers to you regarding your precious sight. And have fun with the kids tomorrow!


Ron/PA    Posted 01-23-2004 at 11:01:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Fern, I sure hope that what you are experiencing is a positive developement. Just let the Doctor do the worrying, you paid him enough to worry for the both of you.
As to the subject of spring being light years away, it may be. I know now, what a light year is (finally) however when you take that distance and attempt to drive it in my 1989 dodge dakota, you have what feels like the same amount of time as it takes from the first of February 'til I see the first bloom of colts foot, or the first daffodil. Yer right, it isn't that far off, but the longest month of the year is fast approaching! Of course once that passes I'll be griping about my butt being married to the seat of a tractor for plowing and planting. (Some folks are never happy!)
Later
Ron


dig    Posted 01-23-2004 at 09:20:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just to be pendantic about it, a lightyear is a unit of distance not time. It's defined as the distance a ray of light will travel in one year. Nothing can travel faster than light. To give you an idea, the sun is 8 light-minutes away. So everytime you look at the sun you're looking 8 minutes into the past. The closest star is 4.3 lightyears away. So you're seeing 4.3 years into the past while viewing Proxima Centuri. Ain't science confusing? :-)

Having said all that I do agree with you. Even though it seems like it on this grey overcast, -5*F day Spring's light is not a year away. And, the news about your eye is wonderful.


Les    Posted 01-23-2004 at 09:07:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
You're right about that Fern. Especially since a light year is a measurement of distance and not time.
Stay healthy.


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