“You know how I hate having guns in the house,” his wife said earlier that day.
“It is for your own protection,” her husband said as he started to clean his pistol." “Lately, there have been a rash of burglaries in the neighborhood.”
“I will have this discussion some other time." “I am tired, and I want to lay down.”
Afterwards, as she studied the wall, she wondered what color she would paint it this time.