After my lunch with Ted today, I think that I will have enough in common with Ted that I think we will be good neighbors. I very much enjoyed talking to him about his various farming ideas. He mentioned some seeds that have been genetically engineered to require less water. He has brought them with him, so I will be able to see how they grow as soon as we get to Mars. Maybe he will even let me try some of the left-over seeds that he might have, or the saved seeds for next year. I would love to be able to experiment with them. Also, it sounds like he will have a fairly large parcel of land since he works for a farm based on Earth, and he will be responsible for a good portion of the food for the Mare colony. The colony has alway produced its own food, but there has always been a small need to get some food supplies from Earth. From what Ted told me, his farm should be able to produce enough to fill the gap. At that point Mars will be a completely self sufficient planet. I'm so glad that I will be able to see that.
During our lunch, Ted and I were able to talk for a couple of hours. I let him know about my age and a few things about my life. He seemed to be fascinated with the vast amount of time that I have been alive, and how technology has advanced over that time. He was very interested in the 21st century. He had learn about it in school, but said there some big gaps in the history books about the way of life. So, that was a large part of our discussion. I loved talking about my early life with him. Most people don't even care about that time. It made me laugh when he asked, did you even have computer when you were born? He was amazed to hear that we did, but even the most simple calculations would require a computer as large as a house basically. It was very fun to think about those old times. In fact my mind is still wandering back, and Iv'e had a chance to laugh and cry a little while Iv'e sat here in my room.
We have decided to meet again tomorrow. He said, if I was willing He would like to know more about my earlier years. Of course I will be happy to tell hime a little more about my past.
On a side note. I wasn't able to talk to the captain, and I'm still a little worried about the ships shutter that woke me last night. I'm sure it is minor but I need to set my mind at ease.