Wednesday, March 31, 2010

where the green grass grows

August 2027 - Charlie and Caroline Wilder are 26, Riley is 3.

Caroline is using the last month of summer vacation to get the orchard and garden into pristine condition. Once school starts, she won't have nearly as much time to tend to the plants, and she wants them to keep doing well.

Monday, March 29, 2010

he thinks he'll keep her

May 2027 - Neil Cameron is 52, Viola Cameron is 35, Clara Long is 8, Alison Cameron is 2.

It's not exactly how he thought he'd be spending his retirement. When he moved to Providence, he was a confirmed bachelor, happy to spend his days alone. But then he fell in love with Viola, and along came their daughter Alison.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

my computer returns!

I just got my computer back, and it's working great and doesn't appear to have any memory loss. I'm so relieved. I was really worried that I'd have lost the Providence neighborhood and have to start all over again. So stay tuned; there will be new updates shortly.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

real life interrupts

So I was planning to post an update today, but real life intervened and metaphorically kicked me in the face. Yesterday my laptop totally died, like it won't even boot up. I took it to the Apple Store, and the guy at the Genius Bar said it has a hardware problem. Hopefully this will get resolved soon, and since he doesn't think there's anything wrong with the hard drive, hopefully (but not definitely) all of my files will still be in tact. I should get my computer back in a few days, so we'll see.

Monday, March 22, 2010

float on

February 2027 - Chris Byall and David Ottomas are 29, Autumn Miller is 23.

After more than six years of working as an office drone, Chris is finally able to quit her job and focus on her own business ventures.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

le festin

November 2026 - Julien and Melissa Cooke are 39, Viola Cameron is 35, Anthony Cooke is 9.

Julien Cooke is living his dream as the chef/owner of the finest restaurant in Providence.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

teenaged wasteland

August 2026 - Peter Ottomas is 44, Samantha Ottomas is 43, Tommy is 16, Emma and Sophie are 13, Paul is 9, Matt is 4.

Life is even more hectic at the Ottomas house during the summer, with all of the kids home from school but only Samantha home during the day. And with kids ranging in age from four to sixteen, and bedtimes ranging from 8 PM to 1 AM, most nights they don't manage to all sit down to dinner together.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

another sunny day

May 2026 - Orlando Centowski is 32, Steffi Centowski is 31, Phoebe is 5, Nate and Theo are 3.

Phoebe has decided to go into business selling lemonade, but so far she hasn't had any customers. But she's found other ways to entertain herself.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

just a girl

February 2026 - Priya and Sanjay Ramaswami are 36, Anjali and Padma are 7, Anthony Cooke is 8, Clara Long is 7.

Anjali and Padma are best friends, but now that they're 7, their personalities are starting to diverge.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

in my life

November 2025 - Benjamin Long is 34, Elizabeth Ng is 28 (Viola Cameron is 34, Clara Long is 7).

She knows what people say about her - homewrecker, scarlet woman. It would be funny if it weren't so hurtful. She's always been so shy, such a focused student. She hardly dated in college, and for the first few years after college she didn't do anything but work. That's where she met Benjamin. She certainly didn't plan to fall in love with a married man, but she also can't regret it.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

beautiful boy

August 2025 - Elizabeth and John Lowell are 55, Anne Smith is 25, George Smith is 15 months.

Elizabeth isn't sure that she's ready to be a grandmother. Sure, she's excited and happy about it, but it doesn't seem like it was that long ago that she gave birth to her children. But Anne is 25 years old, married, a mother, and a professor at Lowell College. Sometimes Elizabeth can hardly believe it. What happened to her little girl?

Cabot would be 32 this year. But Cabot will always be 17.

Monday, March 1, 2010

white horse

May 2025 - Viola Long is 33, Clara Long is 6, Neil Cameron is 50.

Viola never thought her life would end up like this. She thought Benjamin was her Prince Charming - a handsome doctor ready to marry her and whisk her away to a beautiful castle, or at least what passed for a castle in Providence. But now Elizabeth Ng gets the happy ending, and she's left alone, divorced and a single mother.