To start out a completely random Danvers update, Justin has gotten very fond of Olivia Langerak, and vice-versa.
And (difficult as it was to leave Olivia) he has escaped the chaos of the house by heading off to college.
He took over the old Raptor place at SSU from Damion Cormier (see "Sleeping Through College"), and now has a big Want for Olivia to come join him. If she moves right in with him, they'll probably have to make up some good story for the parents (there's only one bed in the house, after all).
For whatever reason (mostly I think that Jane constantly wants to invite people over, and also that it's just in character that they tend to grab anyone who passes by and invite them in, and also that their front door opens right onto the sidewalk) the Danvers place is generally full of friends (and casual acquaintances).
Having the house so full of people sometimes leads to little incidents.
But in general it's a popular place to meet and greet.
And amid all this chaos, Jean was patiently working on her Lifetime Want...
One day Jean came home triumphant (she had to walk half a block, because her limo was blocked by various school buses and things milling about in front of the house).
It was some days later when she finally got to wear the costume.
John found it her irresistable in it (as, I have to admit, do I, if not in quite the same way; she's just so cute!).
And elsewhere in the house, the twins were gradually growing up...
But before we get to the twins, a great little glimpse into the minds of Georgia and Jane their Moms.
(Through the lefthand window, one of the twins stands mesmerized by the haunted dartboard. I really ought to just moveObjects-delete it, but it has a certain scary charm.)
And speaking of the twins...
One afternoon, suddenly and without fanfare, Jan was no longer a child.
Jen didn't mature at the same time; even though they're twins, Jan's visit to The Other Place that time where she met Sally Raptor had advanced her clock by a day (or something).
Once was enough for Jen. Who needs an extra day of childhood?
Both of the girls liked their teen clothes (so no more confusing people about which one is which, except maybe on special occasions). Jan was fine with her hair, too, but Jen had other ideas.
Around the same time, the family finally settled on a design for some expansion of the house (which is as chaotic as the social life: a series of different-sized and randomly-connected rooms). So here are the twins in the new music and culture room (the instruments got moved in from the lawn).
And here they are in the same room, in their individually-modified Danvers Family outfits (they found some old stuff their Aunt Joan left behind when she went off to college, and got out the fabric dyes).
Jan found the nearest Thinking Cap and immediately began skilling. Jen invited over a childhood friend.
Grampa John has lots of big Wants about relatives getting engaged and married, and having more grandchildren, but he also spins up enough plain old sociable Talks and Entertains (and the occasional amorous combination with Jean) to keep him happy. Here he is of an evening, out bringing some order to the newly-enclosed garden.
And that pretty much brings the Danverses up to date.
Or at least these Danverses. Joan's been up to things over at Rooms to Let, and Justin will no doubt start to be out at SSU, but those are other stories...