Joanie is married to Luca Jacobs, and is an auto-mail mechanic who's currently living in Charlotte City. She's a nocturnal creature; whose days consist of deep sleep, and nights occupied by endless work. She's even picked up the strange habit of sleeping with her eyes open.
The stress of her work has left permanent bags under her eyes, and has even cost her a finger and numerous visible injuries. Joanie doesn't take her job lightly, and continues to fulfill orders for clients despite the dangers she's put in. Joanie initially hired Danny as an errand boy: getting groceries, keeping her shop clean, delivering parts and even organizing her tools. But after a looooot
of what Joanie considered "whining", she decides to finally accept the boy as her apprentice.
She hardly gets the chance to mentor her student though since the only time she's awake is during the night, so Danny's forced to stay up extra late to be taught anything from his 'teacher'. She's bitter to whoever wakes her from her slumber, so most people who know her are forced to visit once night's fallen. If a customer needs her during the day, she puts on a happy face and is more than willing to see how she could be of help.
Joanie's 17 year old daughter, Betty, and 13 year old son, Elliot, were raised to become self-sufficient since a very young age. Their father's job as a train operator required him to spend less time at home, giving the children the opportunity to cope with their mother's strange sleeping schedule and working habits throughout their lives. Joanie has come to rely on her children for things such as cooking and housework, and it's balanced equally between the two siblings to Danny's surprise.
Joanie's the woman who built Sydney's father a new leg, after he'd lost it in the war. Hope you like her! Tell me what you think!