We stayed in Bakersfield for a week then went to Concord. Not much in Concord . . . except an Ashley’s Furniture store and a Brand Name Furniture store with air conditioning problems. So we spent a week there, and now we are back in Bakersfield.
I think we are going to become very familiar with Interstate 5 and Highway 99. The view is pretty - lots of desert-brown hills - but not much variety.
We always look for non-chain restaurants and found one in Gustine called Pea Soup Anderson. Apparently it’s a bit of a landmark so we stopped in. And it was worth the stop but I doubt if we’ll go there again. It was OK but Randy does so much better.
We have a Costco card now. Sam's Club is big in the Midwest but out here in the West, Costco is the big deal. And they have almost everything - this is the first warehouse store I've seen that sells caskets.
It’s hard to describe what we've been doing. We are one step away from having a viable company, and while the paperwork is being processed we are learning more of the trade. Randy has been learning how to clean and service air conditioners - he won’t actually be working on the units, but he will be checking other people’s work, so he has to know what’s going on. I’m the go-fer as well as the data entry person, and I help Randy collect data, which involves standing on hot rooftops, looking at air conditioning units. And guess what hangs around air conditioning units? Black widow spiders. By the dozens. Oh joy.