I’m thinking of eggplant parmesan for dinner. Crickets, cicadas...sounds of deep summer. A dove song…
It rained last night.Â neither of us heard it but can see it as he pulls down the window covers.Â We drive away and I see the sprinklers on just like I do in all places that have sprinklers.Â I think how easy it must be to just set a timer and not have to worry or monitor whether it rains or not.Â They continue sprinkling no matter whatâ€¦even in the rain.
You have plenty of time to think about things like this living like this.
We slept in a Walmart parking lot last night in amongst a parking lot filled with big trucks doing the same thing.Â Walmart allows thisâ€¦even encourages it with signs.Â Nebraska rest areas only have spots for 6 big trucks and they have put sign posts everywhere else so that a big truck cannot park there to sleep.Â So last night as we drove through rest areas looking for a place to sleepâ€¦thank goodness for Walmartâ€¦.and I have never said or thought about saying those words in my life.
We wondered around looking for cheese and I went to the bathroom.Â Only a restroom in a rest area in New Mexico had dirtier bathrooms but I was happy for the running water and a level parking spaceâ€¦.and the cheese for my man.
We are driving through the rain this morning to the eastern edge of Nebraska.Â Nebraska City. Corn.Â Field upon field of corn.Â I think Nebraska is the corn husker state.Â Iâ€™ll look at some license plates today.Â I yell up front for him to take a picture of the corn fields as we stop.Â He yells back that he just did.
We saw another husband and wife team yesterday.Â She was wearing white pants and a black shirt.Â He was wearing black pants and a white shirt.
I wonder if weâ€™ll be wearing matching clothes one day.
He tells me today wonâ€™t be as fun as yesterdayâ€¦we have more to do.Â Get to our destination, unload, hopefully not in the rainâ€¦then get sent somewhere to get another load.
Yesterday we unloaded,
waited to get loaded then drove for 9 hours with some
beautiful stops for lunch and dinner.
Three things you donâ€™t want to sleep next to:
- Cattle feed lot
- Cow truck
- Refrigerator truck
There may be more than this but these come up the most often.
The truck driver:
Corn.Â Corn.Â Irrigation.Â Irrigation.Â Whatâ€™s that?
Beans?Â Probably. So if we were to be lifted up into space right now weâ€™d see a bunch of big circles.