This is the way I am. I live alone as well and everybody that knows me, including my female friend, calls or texts me before they come to my house. I have 3 nephews ages 6, 8 and 10 and one of them comes with Pap's, my Father, every Tuesday morning. He calls me EVERY Tuesday morning when he's about 5 minutes away to let me know which boy he has with him. The oldest hunts with Pap's, has taken the hunter safety course, has his own gun and knows every gun is loaded and not to touch it unless he is given permission. The other two haven't started hunting yet but the 8yr old has his own BB gun that stays in the safe at my parents house. He get's to shoot it, supervised by Pap's, when he comes over to visit sometimes. I'm in a wheelchair now, have MS, and have a gun, that is "hot", on me at all times in an ankle holster. Also I may have one or two laying on the table that have just been cleaned or I am going to clean. If he has the youngest one with him I do put any gun's that are laying out back in the safe and also unholster my carry gun and put it in the drawer that's in a table beside my recliner until they leave. He likes to sit in my lap and drive my chair so I don't take any chances of his foot accidentally kicking the gun while he's in my lap. I was raised around gun's and started hunting with my Father when I was around 10yrs. old.