So we've lived here on our homestead for a year and four months...and apparently that's long enough to where people have started remembering us.
The first instance occurred when Shawn called Sears to set up an appointment to have his lawn mower serviced. The guy on the phone asked for directions to our property. Shawn started giving them and was promptly interrupted when the Sears guy said, "Oh yeah, I remember, you're the gun people!"
The second instance was with the UPS delivery guy. Not too long ago he made the comment that, "It doesn't matter when I show up here, you and your wife always have a gun on."
So apparently we're the gun-toting homesteaders.
I was telling these stories to family recently and my cousin got tickled when I explained that I've been having trouble wearing my gun belt lately because of my belly getting too big. I went on to say that I've let my gun belt out about as far as it would go and I think I'm nearing the end of being able to put it on. Apparently my cousin thought the mental picture of short, very pregnant Janice chasing children and chickens while wearing a Smith & Wesson model 66 .357 magnum was funny. So, instead of leaving him with the mental picture, I thought I'd just show him the real thing.
Here I am in all my very pregnant, gun-toting glory:
Now some of you may be wondering, "Why on earth is she carrying a handgun around all the time? Is she expecting some sort of trouble?" Well, of course I'm not expecting any trouble. If I were, I'd be carrying my rifle. Silly people...