I've been remiss in not introducing the owner and manager of Muddle House. She goes by 'Mother' 'Murphy because she raised eleven children of her own and was the neighborhood mother who let everyone play at her house. So it was natural that after Mr. Murphy passed on (probably from shear exhaustion) she should open a boarding house. A perfect place to take in dreamers and misfits.
Of course it also helped that she finally, after 25 years of playing, won the Lottery!! It gave her enough to remodel the Muddle House, settle in and wait for her tenants to appear on her doorstep.
"A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform." - Diane Mariechild