We parked the truck at a local grocery store parking lot and walked home. Zygote showered and I drove him back to the truck in my car so he could go ahead and get his sleeping hours in peace. Then I came back home, showered, cooked myself a spaghetti dinner (Zy had already eaten his meal in the truck), and (get this!!) baked banana bread!!!! In the middle of the work week! at home! I'm so excited about this you just cannot believe. I get to be a trucker and bake banana bread and shower at home. It's cheating, I know. At a truck stop a few days ago, a man was talking to Zy and when he saw me, he told Zy that he was cheating as a trucker because he has his wife with him. I keep telling Zy that I'm not a real trucker; I'm sure those folks out there that don't see home for 6 weeks at a time would agree that we are definitely cheating.
The minor 5th wheel difficulty turned out to be that the air line to the air powered release mechanism had come loose. Zygote found it miraculously in the dark and fixed it.
I took some pictures of the eerie corn plant where we pick up to try to show you how spooky and creepy it is. We are there more often at night than during the day. They didn't come out very clearly because of the dim light at night but you can get the idea. There are loud screeching sounds that come from that tower all the time that sound like pigs being slaughtered. I was told it is a system that they use for keeping the birds from nesting in the machinery.
And poor Zygote sweeping out the trailer in a cloud of dust. YUCK!!!