everyday I’m learning

june 2028
Ethan’s previous update; Caitlyn’s previous update; Rachael’s previous update/next update
(Traver Household Profile)
Ethan Traver (67 years), Caitlyn (22 years), Rachael Darling (22 years), Thomas (3 years)

narrated by: Caitlyn

Rachael and Lewis graduated with their relationship on the rocks. He got into a bar fight and barely managed to graduate; Rachael doesn’t have patience for that immaturity. So upon graduation, she moved in with me and my Dad, but his apartment was much too small for all of us. With the help of my Aunt Kenzie, I applied for aid as a single Mother, and was able to buy my own house.

I really wanted Thomas to have room to play and a yard to call his own. I know my dog, Bazooka is thrilled to have the fenced in yard too.

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eastborough university – westfall hall

september 2026
Rachael’s previous update; Lewis’ previous update; Zilla’s previous update/next update
Lewis Traver (20 years), Rachael Darling (20 years), Zilla McCarthy (20 years), Perla Martinez (21 years), Caleb and Riley Gray (18 years), Jill Popper (18 years)

They fell into an easy rhythm. Them, alone, doing their own thing? That was the definition of simplicity.

Rachael had always felt a sense of ownership toward Lewis. He was hers, he always had been. They had both lost a parent, and they’d grown up playing on their front lawns together just outside of their townhouse as children. She’d never thought that he could be swept off by someone else, and now that he was there with her, it felt right.

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family investments

april 2023
previous update/next update
(Grimsley Profile)
Charlie Grimsley (38 years), Cara (33 years), Rachael Darling (17 years), Lulu (13 years), Jake (10 years)

narrated by: Rachael

I’m finishing up my junior year of high school, unexpectedly it has brought a sliver of a rift between me and Lulu. Our parents aren’t the type of parents to put “Honor Roll Student” on the back of their mini van. We don’t even own a mini van. But that hasn’t stopped others from giving me high accolades, and Lulu taking notice.

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planting summer kisses

august 2021
previous update/next update
(Grimsley Household Profile)
Charlie Grimsley (36 years), Cara (31 years), Rachael Darling (15 years), Lulu (11 years), Jake (8 years)

narrated by: Rachael

School starts at the end of the month, and Caitlyn is too busy with her boyfriend Lewis to hang out very much, she’s even quit the cheerleading squad. I wanted to quit but my Mom made me stick with it, despite my busy schedule with ice skating and ballet, it is the only school activity that I do, and Mom thinks its important to continue.

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everything you want

july 2019
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Charlie Grimsley (34 years), Cara (29 years), Rachael Darling (13 years), Lulu (9 years), Jake (6 years)

narrated by: Rachael

I had big plans for this summer, and they did not include staying out in Millwood away from my friends. The problem is that Charlie is a rising star for the South Port Metro Police, and has had two promotions in the last two years, and is back to second shift. Mom isn’t happy about it, but it means that Charlie can drive me down to Caitlyn and Aidan’s apartment and drop me off.

Mom wouldn’t want to take me irregardless though, she avoids her ex-step-Dad, Ethan just as she avoids her own Mother. I think it would be weird if my Mom and Charlie got divorced too though, and maybe I wouldn’t want to come around anymore ether.

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days to come

november 2016
previous update/next update
Charlie Grimsley (31 years), Cara (26 years), Rachael (10 years), Lulu (6 years), Jake (3 years)

narrated by: Cara

We didn’t exactly plan for Jake, and it’s just been a matter of time before we could no longer have him in our bedroom. When we bought this two bedroom house, we thought that we would be complete with Rachael and Lulu, and the girls could easily share the second bedroom. We looked at other houses, but we just weren’t able to make a jump to a larger house, until now.

Charlie and his brother, Tim get bored on patrol and tend to waste a few dollars picking up lotto tickets while they get their late night snacks. And we actually won!

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sugar rainbow

december 2014
previous update/next update
Charlie Grimsley (29 years), Cara Grimsley (24 years), Rachael Darling (8 years), Lulu Grimsley (4 years), Jake Grimsley (1 year)

narrated by: Cara Grimsley

We’re still working opposite shifts, which I’ll admit is nice for Jake. Once he gets into preschool though, I’m hoping that Charlie will have been promoted to a day-shift police officer. I haven’t found the job shift from bartender to police officer to have any perks, other than the uniform. He gets paid less, and still has to work a second shift. Charlie reminds me that this is a career with potential, and tending bar is only a job.

He waits at the bus stop with Rebecca, who lives kitty corner to us. Since it’s outside our front door, he could easily wait inside, but Jake loves going outdoors, and the girls like waving at them as they get off the bus.

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