14 year old Garret Blank was on his way to school when from nowhere he was struck on his hand. Apparently a hot rock had flown down from space at 30,000mph, and then struck Garret on the hand, before leaving a foot-wide crater on the pavement.
Garrett, the youngest and most feckless Newson, married Lourdes Iana, the oldest of four in a family of semi-legal simmigrants. Their oldest girl Guadalupe is at college, but that still leaves Carmel, Laus, and Fatima at home, and another’s on the way; plus their recently adopted elderly dog Baron. Once she’s sure everyone’s out of the house, Lourdes allows herself a few minutes to wallow in stress and hormones. She’s happy - mostly - of course she is, only - Mama, and the baby, and the falling satellites, and Guadalupe off to college, and, and it’s all too much!