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Hearing Gunshots Off in the Distance Makes Me Smile…

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One of the things we have to get used to now that we’re living in a whole new part of the country (near Seattle) are new sights and sounds. Granted, there are many things to learn, including local plant life, wildlife–I’m told there are black bears and coyotes though I haven’t seen any yet–local culture, and more.

Anyway, the other day I was outside piddling around and noticed a new sound, something akin to firecrackers but not quite, and then I realized it was gunfire off in the distance!

I thought:

  • Perhaps there was a police standoff?
  • Maybe the local militia was rising up?
  • Perhaps the economy has collapse and nobody told me and now the jack-booted thugs were heading this way? Yikes!

Ok, I’m just kidding. I knew what it was, it was a gun range… er, sportsman club. And, so, that made me smile. The good news is that it’s far enough away that I can’t hear the shots from inside the house as that might get a bit annoying.

Regardless, the sounds do “call to me” and maybe even signals that Washington state isn’t all that bad. 🙂

By Damian Brindle

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