Miranda worked two, sometimes three shifts and saved her money. She worked all the time. Her children raised themselves.
She bought a house in a slum, moved in with Lucy and Nick. She spent her money fixing it, then rented out the top floor and basement.
A year later, Miranda had her third child, Zena. Two years later, Miranda purchased her second house using saved rental from her first as the down payment.
The third house was purchased just after Colin was born. Miranda purchased the fourth just before she took Keith and Joey for the first time.
The fifth house had been purchased only a month ago.
This focus on work, amassing money, buying houses, fixing them, renting them, fully occupied her.