Way back on April 15th, Pepper and I did the Concealed Carry Course and I mailed off our packets the next day. The packets were returned some three weeks later because I had enclosed personal checks for the fees instead of cashier's checks. I corrected the oversight and mailed them back in the next day.
My 34th anniversary gift was a sweet little .22 that fits my hand perfectly, together with a neat little holster that nestles divinely in the small of my back.
Our anniversary was June 9th.
Having been mailed from Baton Rouge on July 3rd, Pepper's permit arrived in our mailbox last Saturday, the 7th. He and Bouie have been having safer walks since. But what about Moogie's?
Do you see where this is going?
I rifled through Saturday's mail in the trash and combed through magazines and advertising circulars searching for the envelope. I was just about to fear I'd failed the background check, but I strongly suspected that an envelope bearing the return address, "Concealed Handgun Permit Unit," had been mis-delivered by our cracker-jack postal carrier to some thug's house who was going to alter the photo and use it for no good. I've re-delivered mis-delivered mail so often around here that I should be on the USPS payroll. Then, this afternoon I got a Facebook message from my good neighbor to tell me that he had just put an important-looking envelope in my mailbox that had been delivered to his house by mistake. And my good neighbor is not a thug!!
So, now I'm legal!!!
(The picture of me is absolutely horrid, so I covered it up to spare your eyes. I hope I don't ever have to show it to anyone!)