For years I’ve made it a habit to carry while in my house, watching TV, in my garage, mowing the grass, etc. I never go anywhere without a gun because you never know when trouble may find you. Friday, I hear this loud impact in my living room, then a second and a third time. I thought someone was kicking in my French doors. As I’m making my move the impacts start increasing. I enter the living room and see my son’s mylar helium balloon has floated into the ceiling fan. Fortunately, the situation was peacefully resolved with the flick of a switch. The incident confirmed what I always thought. If someone had kicked in my door, there was no time to unlock the safe, no time to run to my bedroom, no time to call the police. Bad things happen quick. You got to do the best you can to keep yourself prepared.