The timing of events has changed world history many, many times and I am sure it will continue to do so as long as time exists. The best definition of timing comes from Wikipedia which states: “Timing is the time when something happens or the spacing of events in time”. For instance, it was bad timing that I decided to put my RV into the shop to have non-emergency problems taken care of. At the time I thought that it was the perfect timing since the new awning was delivered the day before. As I look back in time, it was the worst time to put it in the shop. As I told you earlier, my wife has an injured back and ribs. It is easier for her to ride in the recliner in the RV than in the Jeep. We also have three dogs and can’t leave them for long periods of time and they just love to ride in the RV. Therefore, although we really wanted to go to Ben’s memorial, we didn’t since the motor-home was not available. Then the AC went out that serves the house during the triple digit days, and no RV sitting in the driveway waiting with cool air-conditioned air. That is an example of bad timing. Of course Ole Ben passing on at such a young age was also bad timing, especially after just getting a Casita and having lots of travel plans. Of course there are also times when I had good timing that saved me bodily harm or extra expense.
Now, the other type of timing is the one I really like. You know, like the timing of a drag race and the difference in time of the two cars passing the finish line. Why just the weekend before last, I was watching the top fuel races at Bristol, TN and they hit the finish line close to 330 mph but it looked like they were tied. With modern electronics, it was determined that the winner got there .0001 seconds before the loser. No human could have seen that and by all practical purposes, I would have called it a tie. We use time in many ways, like speeds, schedules, the important one – meal times, and distances like “that star is 250 light years away. A light year is the distance that light travels in one year, a long way. You want to know how far that is, look it up, I don’t have the time (grin). Speaking of astronomical stuff, the timing had to be perfect to create the way this spot we live in is actually here. At least I think we are actually here, or maybe. . . . OK, a good subject for a future blog. Now you all have a great time today, you hear?