I'm expecting to update the Standishes very soon, though... as soon as I get my game worked out.
I had some kind of hack conflict in my game. I'm not sure what was causing it, but the sims weren't able to call anyone on the telephone, plus they would get errors (I play with boolprop running) and I'd have to reset them over and over. I never did figure out what it was, but I ended up taking out my Downloads folder entirely and I'm working on putting the CC back slowly. I'm worried that it's my more than 8 sims on a lot hack, which would put a kobosh on the asylum, but we'll see.
In the meantime, I'm playing my "real" game (which was mostly CC and hack free anyway) for fun and I'm having a good time with it. I just got Tank Grunt married off and wow, is he ever a great sim husband. I'm always amazed at how attentive he is, and how much he rolls wants for his spouse... but he's always been like that, hasn't he?
It's still really stressful around here... most of the illness that has plagued us for the last week and a half has passed, but just when I think we're in the clear, there will be another setback. :( I haven't slept more than short snatches on the couch or in the recliner in the last 10 days. X_X I just can't relax enough to sleep... not knowing what's going to happen or if anyone will need me during the night. Needless to say my brain's not working up to par these days. Hopefully it'll all get back on track soon.
Anyway, just wanted to let you all know I'm still around! Much love to all!