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House Rules

Secret Treasurs book cover  412796_XLCarla walked over to her bottom dresser drawer and said, “This is my newest one Taurus, and I got the Charter when I turned 21, Craig.”

“So Craig, you have two Glocks?” Carla inquired. “Yes, the chrome 357 is Betsy, the black one Maggie. Do your 38 Specials have names Carla?” Craig asked. “Yep Red’s is the Charter and of course Rosie is my Taurus.”

“OK 1st house rule. Gun control—we need a better safe! Kids and guns don’t mix,” Carla stated, looking at Craig for approval. “Yes no argument there.”

“When I have to go out of town,” Craig stopped talking shut his mouth, realizing what he was about to say was stupid. “Yes Craig when your out of town, what?” Carla asked him. Craig said “Hell lets go shooting tomorrow, so we know we are both proficient to use these. I don’t have any problem with keeping a gun close by, till we get some good security around here.” Craig grinned and was silent, thinking that sounded better.

“Second house rule Craig,” Carla said with a slight grin on her face. He said, “Yes, Mrs. Jones.” Carla pushed him down on the bed, and rested on top of him with a big grin on her face, “Yes Mrs. Jones I’m reading your mind . . .”

They headed to the shooting range in Carpenter the next morning. Craig stood behind her with his ear protection on and said. “Ok Carla, load up and let’s see what you got?” Carla loaded ‘Red’ and fired. She turned and looked at Craig as he brought the target forward. “Hmm, better than I expected now load ‘Rosie’ Carla.” Craig stated with a grin, but got a serious look.

“Ready. Got a specific place you want me to hit Craig?” Carla said waiting for her instructions. “Go for the extremities first. You have to disabled him.” Craig hollered, “He has got your child!” Carla fired Rosie.

Craig pulled in the target and exclaimed, “Shit woman, where did you learn to shoot like this!”

Who’s Betsy

Secret Treasurs book cover  412796_XL“Craig, who’s Betsy” Carla smiled. She assumed it was his gun. “My Glock honey,” Craig replied putting his arm around her shoulder, Carla looked up with a smile. “Oh, are there other pretty named ladies in this house, or just me and Betsy, Craig?” She giggled. “Actually Carla there are, come with me I’ll introduce you.” Carla looked up at him and giggled as she said, “Guess I should introduce you to mine then too.”

Craig turned her around in shock, “You have a gun Carla!” “Yes I have 2 guns, Craig,” Carla saw Craig’s eyes get huge and his mouth drop open as he said “REALLY!”

Craig took her hand escorting her up the stairs to their bedroom closet. “Carla, I honestly was afraid you’d freak out when you saw what was in here, but now I know you probably won’t,” as he opened the door on the tall metal cabinet.

“Crap. This looks like an arsenal in here Craig!” Carla said, as her eyes got big as she turned around and looked at Craig. “Yeah, only a few of them are mine. The rest belong to Dad, Charles, and CA. This little one here was Judith’s, and this was Mary’s and the pearl handled one was my Mom’s.”


Secret Treasurs web pg 4.18.13 book cover  412796_XL

Howard is an intricate part of Craig and Carla’s life, but how important.

Howard has been hounding Craig for years about his importance in the town of Awlsport and the business that he is involved with. Now Carla wants to know as well, since every time something is wrong Howard is right there.  How does all this fit into her new life as Mrs. Craig Jones.

“I’m just amazed at all your company does Howard?” Craig exclaimed with a smile on his face, showing his amazement.

“Actually no Craig, I have a partner, and hope to have another partner as soon as he gets off his butt and talks to me about all this stuff. I’d like another glass of this wonderful wine Craig, is it from the cellar stash?” Howard said as he touched on one of the main issues he needed for Craig to grasp and understand.

“Howard, I’m the one who needs to get off my butt don’t I?” Craig said with a grin.

Howard hosted his glass up, yelling, “Hallelujah, it’s finally sunk in!”

“Did I hear a Eureka moment over here Howard? Tommy’s finishing up his work now?” Carla said smiling walking back in the room.

“Thanks Carla and yes Craig has finally realized his importance. God it only took me 5 years of hounding it into that thick skull of his.”

Howard ran his fingers through his hair. “Howard that’s twice in two days you’ve run your fingers through your hair here at this house. Are we that much trouble?” Carla asked.

“No Carla, actually that’s just a habit I have. Craig, I will need a few days to get all my supplies to install the house security and get all the measurements for the property fencing. In the meantime, lock up and keep ‘Betsy’ close by. But I don’t think you need to worry. Oh can I call Tim in to help on the fence installation?” Howard asked.

Craig smiled “Of course, I still need my garage and some other things done. Tim’s not fired he’s just cooling off. I sort of put him in time-out.” Craig grinned saying, “Good night, and thanks Howard” Craig locked the door and checked the lakefront as well, turning off lights.