The local sheriffs department just called. My CA CC permit is done and I can pick it up at my convenience. This is noteworthy as CA is a notoriously difficult place to carry concealed. In many locales (LA, SF, SD) it is basically impossible to get law enforcement to even take your application, let alone issue a carry permit. Luckily, my county, Kern is considered to be CC friendly and after the many hoops the state mandates and a total time from applying to issuing of approximately six months I can now legally carry state wide.
I take this responsibility very seriously and will likely only carry when I am forced to travel to a sketchy area or I am transporting something of great value. I'm not likely to ever carry on a daily basis.