The next morning dawned with Deanne complaining to the kitchen sink that the refrigerator was such a jerk.
Caitlyn heard the whole story from her sister.
She wasn’t talking to the refrigerator either.
I’m not sure I can handle all this social tension in the house. I may have to stage an intervention and make all three of them talk out their differences.
Christoff was taking care of Erin.
Jin called to say she was just back from a far-flung honeymoon with Chauncey with lots of woohoo!
That was probably more detail than I needed to hear, to be honest.
The babysitter spent all day playing with the kitties.
But Erin managed to entertain herself.
And after a while, he did manage to pay more attention to her than the last two babysitters.
I was upgrading the fire engine when the alarm went off.
An emergency like this couldn’t wait for the fire engine to be ready to go. I decided to get there on foot. I dashed down the street,
Stepped into a phone booth behind a shed in someone’s backyard,
And poof! I was someplace else on the street, and the fire engine was waiting for me.
Magic. What won’t they think of next?
What a familiar house!
I wanted to see the new owners screaming out on the front lawn, but it turns out that it’s empty right now and on the market. I’m sure glad we sold it when we did!
Sometimes you just have to take a moment to stop and smell the burning furniture. I love fire so much.
The owner of our old house has a lot to thank me for, but it’s all in a day’s work for a hero like me.
When I got home, the kids were back from school.
Christoff was reading to Deanne, or showing off. I’m not sure which.
Caitlyn was doing her homework.
Deanne was eager to tell me about how she got a chance to brown-nose her teacher at school.
Branden was showing artistic appreciation for our kitchen painting.
The kitties were being cute.
It’s a good think everyone is so responsible because I was called away at the last minute to deal with an emergency that threatened the very fabric of democracy in Moonlight Falls!
The work of a heroine is never done.
When I got back, Caitlyn was getting the house ready for a big celebration. She didn’t want Erin to miss it.
It was Dinah’s birthday!
She’s a truly elegant elder, I have to say.
Branden wasn’t impressed by Erin’s complaining.
But he fed her anyway.
Caitlyn and Christoff finished the evening up with a game of frisbee. I swear, even now that they’re teens, those two have a special bond.
Hetal cleaned. She’s so domestic these days!
Caitlyn really appreciated our old family photographs than I hung in my and Hetal’s bedroom.
Plum finally had to tell her to go to bed.
She always listens to him.
When I got to work the next morning, I met a shocking sight!
William was all right, though. He needs to be more careful about the sunlight!
Caitlyn has been pushing herself too hard. She barely got off the school bus on her way home before collapsing.
I got a call for a three-alarm fire right before heading home for the day. What timing!
It was at a big house owned by the Mai family: Miyuki
It might have used up my evening, but at least they were very grateful.
Caitlyn still wasn’t doing well. Maybe she has a cold, poor dear.
When I got home, everyone had already had dinner and were heading to bed. I took a bit of precious time to play with the kitties.
Then I saw the kids to bed.
After that, I was pretty tired, but there was so much I wanted to do while the house was quiet. So I tried this bottle of stuff that I got in the mail. I think it was a free sample of something.
I felt great! Now I don’t need to sleep! Time to upgrade the dishwasher.
Passing Out: 14 + 2 = 16
This was not my best post, but it’s written, so here it is. I thought those of you who read the Sample legacy would appreciate seeing the Mais. None of them have done any dating in this game, despite the fact that Leah is a Hopeless Romantic.
I take a lot of pictures of the teens loving on their baby sister and doing their homework. I’m sure everyone is sick of it by now. They’ve become so disturbingly responsible. At least Caitlyn spent an afternoon passing out to prove that this is still an ISBI. Also, next post will definitely prove that it’s an ISBI. Take that as a teaser.