If we weren’t having enough fun sorting through and packing all our stuff, we got to make another move last weekend. Alex, who is six classes away from graduation and his degree, was not able to secure a student loan for his last semester of college. This financial meltdown in our economy has affected everyone it seems, including college students. So, he needed to move out of his apartment.
Rick and I drove down to Riverside, rented a U-Haul truck and helped him pack and move.
More stuff to move. His girlfriend Carly was very helpful in all the packing and loading and I don’t have a picture of her. Sorry Carly!
His cat Patches was very helpful. She was happy to sit on freshly laundered clothes to get cat hair on each one. So now Alex is back in Bakersfield at least for a while. He is sharing a house with a local guy who is a high school teacher and looking for a job while he tries to figure out the best way to finish his degree.
One good thing about this new arrangement is that now he is able to help Rick with the Scout.
Just so you don’t think the guys are not having any fun, take a look at Rick’s muddy truck. Actually, it is a lot less muddy now that the rain (Rain in Bakersfield!) has rinsed it off. A few days ago when it actually rained a lot for Bakersfield, a truck from one of the cable companies got stuck. He was out in a new housing tract where there are not any roads yet laying cable. He got his F-450 with a service bed very stuck. It was a brand new truck with a lot of expensive equipment on it so they did not want to just let it dry for a day or two. The tow truck could not make it in, so our friend Whit from the garage asked Rick to help.
This is where I should insert a photo of the cable truck and all the mud, but I confess I passed on that little adventure. It was dark, cold and rainy and there is a limit on what I will do for blog photos. So, you will just have to imagine that part and see all the mud still on Rick’s truck. Rick and Alex had a great time, he actually gets paid for pulling the cable truck out and after beating their clothes on the fence and washing them twice no more mud!