two years after the birth of john, she met ms. nettlebow. a young woman in her similar situation. as good fortune had it, chloreene's great uncle had died and left her a house. the great uncle was inclined toward another level of reality and expressed this through the design of the house. the house was uneven, with 16 different levels. at the front of the house, the great uncle built a parlor store front. soon after meeting, ms. nettlebow moved in with chloreene and john and brought her own son Tix.