I think most of us are in agreement about consistent "carry mode". I too carry when taking the trash out, going to mailbox, sitting on the riding lawnmower, grillin' a steak, et cetera.
I have a 6ft privacy fence around my backyard, and still carry when I go out there around 9-10pm to feed my dog.
Prepared? Yep--->XD .45/Trijicon night sights with 14 rounds of 230gr. "get out of my yard" power......just in case.
and yes, when I'm sitting on the toilet....it's there on the sink, too.