Over dinner, Jacob is so disgusted by the “food” that just can’t keep his big mouth shut.
Jacob: I heard you’re looking for a new boyfriend, Aunt Betty. Better add “knows how to cook” to your list of criteria, and hope he doesn’t mind that you can’t.
Andrew is too embarrassed by his son’s behaviour to say anything, but Catherine won’t let anyone get away with badmouthing her best friend. Sternly, she insists Jacob leave the table at once. He’s only to happy to have an excuse not to finish his turkey.
Tonight’s special: turkey à la charcoal.
Betty is normally a great cook. I guess losing her job has made her a little distracted lately.
Andrew insisted the TV go in Jacob’s room because it was good for kids to get a little gaming time in every day, but it’s more often Andrew who uses it.
Random out-of-order photo from when I first loaded the lot: Andrew and Jacob are building a snowman together, how sweet. :) Sadly, the snow began melting immediately and they didn’t get any further with it.
(“Official” makeover pictures: Part 2/2)
Betty Goldstein was in love once…and it was marvellous. Sadly, nothing ever came of it, and while her two best friends married, she remained happily married to her job. Now that she’s been laid off, however, Betty wonders if it isn’t too late for her to find love again.
Catherine Viejo, on the other hand, is embracing single life. She loved Julio and was heartbroken when he died, but she’s learned to move on and enjoy life. Making new friends, discovering new hobbies, and maybe even sparking some new romances…
I found some time to play my game last night, so I took “official” makeover pictures of the Viejo, etc. household. (Part 1/2)
Losing his wife and his mother affected Andrew Martin more than he would like to admit. He told everyone he accepted the offer to move in with his “aunts” because it would be good for Jacob to have some feminine influence in his life, but the truth is that he was terrified to bring up a teenager by himself. Andrew never learned to be responsible and independent, so how can he teach that to his son?
Jacob was just a toddler when his mum died, so he doesn’t remember her all that well. He was close to his grandmother, but it wasn’t a huge surprise when she passed on as well; after all, she was an old lady. Jacob was disappointed when his dad decided to move in with his grandmother’s best friends—he doesn’t want to live in a stuffy old house that smells like old ladies—but at least he gets his own room.
Viejo, etc. house: Jacob’s room. He likes to pretend he’s a cool jock, but his tastes are actually quite varied…and mostly nerdy.
Viejo, etc. house: Andrew’s bedroom. He’s working on a big game project right now, Llamamania, hence the paraphernalia.
Viejo, etc. house: Betty (orange/brown) and Catherine’s (red/green/white) bedrooms.
Viejo, etc. house: bathrooms & hallway (super exciting as always)
Viejo, etc. house: kitchen & dining
Viejo, etc. house: living room and adjacent sewing room
Viejo, etc. house: outdoor areas and somewhat bare sun room
The Viejo/Goldstein/Martin home: before & after. (Subtitled Finally It’s Done!)