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  • WildIrishBansheeWildIrishBanshee Posts: 1,575 Member
    Current worth of the Swifts: $1,025,560 - in household funds.

    Swift

    Swift Main House - Adam Swift, Eve Swift, Aeric Swift, Nathalie Swift, Bianca Swift, Babette Swift

    Aeric was the first to wake up, and he headed downstairs for some breakfast. Bianca woke up and headed downstairs to browse art on Adam's computer. Eve woke up bored and headed downstairs to produce a track. Adam received his retirement pay of $410. Eve finished producing her track and released it, then she went to dance to the stereo. Nathalie woke up with morning sickness, cleaned up a few things in the kitchen, then made some fruit and yogurt parfait for breakfast. Bianca finished browsing art and went to draw an animal picture on the activity table. Aeric received the Refined Palate quirk.

    Eve's dancing was interrupted by hearing a track of hers on the radio, so she headed downstairs to work on her flower arranging. Got to make room for some new flowers! Adam woke up and he went to dance to the stereo. Eve reached Flower Arranging level 5. Aeric hit the bathroom before heading to work. Bianca finished her picture and headed off to school. Aeric headed to work. Adam received a text from Maxis Music Machine, so he headed over to the music station to produce a track. Adam reached Media Production level 2. Nathalie reached Gourmet Cooking level 2. Eve received a partnership offer - any video or a beauty reviews video. Adam released his track, then he went to start a confident painting. Their royalty report was $3950. Eve finished her bluebell arrangement and sold it for $24. Then she went upstairs to record a beauty product review video.

    Babette woke up and headed downstairs for some breakfast. Alyssa invited Eve to the circus, so of course, she said yes. Nathalie hit the bathroom after eating, then headed outside to tend to the bees and garden in the greenhouse. Adam finished his confident painting and sold it for $302. Then Adam returned to his computer to continue composing his comedy routine. Eve signed with Dinky Beats and received $284. Eve finished recording her video, then sat down to edit it. Aeric apparently picked up a fame stalker. Babette got angry from her sugar crash from eating the fruit and yogurt parfait. Adam finished writing his comedy routine and grabbed something to eat from the kitchen. Eve finished editing her video and uploaded it. She received $150 for it. Then Eve went downstairs to make another bluebell arrangement.

    Eve got a call telling her that Jesminder had passed away. They had been good friends. So naturally, the sad moodlet made an appearance again. Babette went to tell Omar a story. After eating, Adam decided he wanted to play the violin, so he did and he acquired the Violin skill in the process. Bianca came home from school and got started on her homework. Babette's angry mood passed. Bianca left for Drama Club. Eve finished her bluebell arrangement and had an emotional meltdown. Then she got out her journal and wrote about it. Aeric came home with $1848. Aeric grabbed up some "presents" left behind from the thunderstorms yesterday. Babette went outside to play in her giant toddler tunnel/ball pit thing. Aeric hired a repair person for their 4 person arcade. Bianca got kicked out of Drama Club for singing a song instead of staying quiet. Adam reached Violin level 2. Eve finished up writing in her journal and got something to eat from the kitchen.

    Adam stopped playing the violin and went back to working on his video game. He's about halfway through his elder age bar already. :( Maybe even a bit more. Aeric sold Eve's bluebell arrangement for $12, then went to Omar to secure his vote. Nathalie evolved the sage bush to Magnificient. Bianca got stuck - she was grayed out, with no commands. So I made her "leave early" and she finally appeared. Repairman showed up only to tell us that we don't need his services and he bugged out of there. *sigh* Bianca got right back into Drama Club, then she went to finish her homework. Babette went inside to chat with Eve while Eve was eating. Aeric succeeded in securing Omar's vote. We replaced the arcade as it apparently cannot be repaired. Nathalie evolved the chrysanthemum to Excellent, and the dragon fruit plant to Excellent.

    It's definitely nap time for me, so I shall return later! Happy Simming everyone! :)
  • WildIrishBansheeWildIrishBanshee Posts: 1,575 Member
    Swift

    Swift Main House - Adam Swift, Eve Swift, Aeric Swift, Nathalie Swift, Bianca Swift, Babette Swift

    Bianca finished her homework then headed upstairs to learn her lines in the mirror. Aeric reached Comedy level 5. Eve had to hit the bathroom now that her bladder isn't what it used to be. Aeric headed downstairs to make a couple of sculptures for his girls - a bunny for Babette and a horse for Bianca. Nathalie evolved the toxic morel plant to Excellent. Adam had to hit the bathroom. Then it was time for Eve to head out to the circus. Nathalie evolved the daisy bush to Perfect. Patchy came upstairs to chat with Bianca while she learned her lines for Drama Club. Babette came outside to play with her toddler tunnel/ball pit thing. Adam chatted with Aeric while Aeric made his girls sculptures. Eve came back from the circus, thought it was just okay, and got the mail. Eve got a fan letter, and somehow we got 2 more decorative plates. *shrug* Eve then went to take a shower.

    Nathalie finished up in the greenhouse and headed over to the observatory to observe the sky. Then I spent some time clearing out inventories. Angela invited Adam out to Knight Night at the bar, and all the adults went. Might start a family club gathering, but oh well. The adults could use a fun night out! Even better is that their venue this evening is also the bowling alley, so let's see what they get up to! As soon as they arrived, Adam heard one of his tracks. Soon everyone was listening to it. Nathalie got a text from Dinky Beats about recording new music. So did Aeric. Nathalie chatted with a couple of the knights, but most of the time was spent listening to one person's track or another. Nathalie entered her third trimester and they all headed home.

    When they arrived home, Adam headed back to work on his video game. Eve went swimming. Aeric repaired the broken toilet. Nathalie hit the other downstairs bathroom. Bianca went back to learning her lines. Aeric received 3 common upgrade part and 1 plumbing upgrade part from repairing the toilet. Then he threw away the trash. Might be time to do some upgrading - as in purchasing - now that there are a few things that have more expensive options. There, upgraded Adam and Eve's master bathroom to stuff from GF. It's a start at least. And it gives Aeric something to upgrade lol. Bianca finished her lines and headed to bed. Babette went to hug her stuffed animal. Eve got tense in the pool, so she went to write in her journal about it. Aeric headed upstairs to start upgrading his parent's bathroom - he started with the sink. Nathalie headed to the kitchen to cook a meal. Aeric finished the self-cleaning upgrade and started on the auto-soap dispenser one.

    Eve finished writing in her journal and went over to Adam to tell him an inside joke. Nathalie headed to the music station to produce a track for Dinky Beats. Aeric finished the second upgrade on the sink and started the sturdy faucets upgrade. Nathalie released her track, sold Patchy's painting for $168 and then headed to bed. Eve wanted to make a wish, and the well seemed like it was in a decent mood, so she went outside and wished for skills. Aeric finished the upgrade, used the downstairs bathroom then went to produce a track for Dinky Beats. Eve got a boost to skill learning from her wish. She decided to use it on her Charisma skill, as she was only 2 points away from maxing it. Nathalie, being in her third trimester, is effectively housebound today.

    Bianca woke up and went to browse art on Eve's computer. Aeric reached Media Production level 3. Aeric released his track, then he went to the kitchen to brew some coffee. Bianca finished browsing art and went to draw shapes on the activity table. Adam received his retirement pay of $410. When the coffee finished brewing, Aeric drank a cup. Nathalie woke up and headed to the greenhouse to tend to the bees and garden. The first thing she did was open some seed packets she had received as gifts from the bees. Aeric headed off to work. Bianca finished her drawing, completed a milestone of Artistic Prodigy and then headed off to school. Babette woke up and went potty. Eve reached Charisma level 9. They received a rebate of $1587 for being Thrifty. Angela invited Adam to the opera, so of course, he accepted. He'll be leaving around 8 pm.

    Nathalie introduced herself to the gardener and gave her a $100 tip. Adam got a reminder from Maxis Music Machine that he needed to produce another track so he went over to the music station to produce one. Babette went outside to play with her toddler tunnels/ball pit playset. Their royalty report was $3792. Not entirely sure why it keeps going down, but whatever. Adam released his track then he went back to making his video game, but this time he decided to stream it with the drone. Eve took a nap. Adam gained 125 followers for a new total of 13154. Nathalie had to take a bathroom break. Adam gained another 125 followers, for a new total of 13279. Adam gained another 125 followers, for a new total of 13404 followers and reached Notable Newcomer. When Nathalie finished using the bathroom, she headed back out to the greenhouse. Adam took Noticeable as his fame perk. Adam was also getting tired, so he ended the stream and headed upstairs for a nap. Eve woke up from her nap and headed back to the mirror. After a bit, she stopped to get some lunch.

    Adam woke up and went downstairs to get some lunch. Bianca came home from school. She hasn't invited a single classmate over, not even her cousin! Eve used the bathroom after eating, then went to get the mail. Eve received a tomato from a fan then she headed downstairs to make a bluebell arrangement. Bianca headed off to Drama Club. Nathalie evolved the death flower plant to Magnificient. Bianca has a Drama Club performance today! So all the adults that are home get sent off. Aeric brought home $1848 and got sent off to the Drama Club performance of his eldest child. Babette played in the ball pit while everyone was gone. Don't worry, Omar was around somewhere! Babette decided to go ask Omar if she could go in the kiddy pool. And Angela decided to fame stalk her father...okay?! Omar took Babette out to the kiddy pool and everyone came back from Drama Club. Adam and Eve sang a jazz duet together.

    Aeric was all tense about needing a vacation day, so he wrote in his journal. Nathalie went to go cook something for dinner. Bianca went to the bathroom then she started on her homework. Adam wants to buy a puppet theatre - his wish is my command! Nathalie reached Gourmet Cooking level 3. Aeric wanted to play the violin, so he headed to the music room to do so. Adam and Eve chatted in the music room, clearing some whims that had to do with each other, and Angela (who fame stalked Aeric) came over to join them. Angela and Alyssa should probably have keys anyway. Adam and Eve headed to bed when they were done chatting. Aeric stopped playing the violin to give Angela a key and get some dinner. Bianca finished her homework and grabbed some dinner. Nathalie ate, cleaned up her plate, used the bathroom then headed outside to the greenhouse.

    Babette came inside to get some dinner. Omar is such a good butler! After eating, Bianca headed upstairs to play with the doctor set. Babette talked to Angela while Babette was eating. Aeric headed over to the music station to produce a new track. When Aeric finished producing his new track, he released it for Dinky Beats. Aeric then headed downstairs to finish his last sculpture for his girls. Babette headed to bed when she was finished chatting with Angela. Angela finally took off. Aeric ordered some upgrade parts - 20 of each except common - and upgraded the dryer to speed cycle. Aeric reached Handiness level 8. Nathalie finished up in the greenhouse, added some bird seed to the feeder on the back porch, then ran around the neighborhood collecting things. Aeric finished the dryer upgrade and headed off to bed. Bianca pulled out another toy to play with. Nathalie went into labor! She finished what she was doing, then it was straight home to the bassinet she went. Bianca completed another milestone of Artistic Prodigy.

    Bianca was happy to have a new sibling. Oh yeah, it's a GIRL. Named Beatrice. ANOTHER GIRL! *sigh* Nathalie went to take care of Beatrice, Babette went to use the potty and Bianca went to play with the doctor kit. Adam woke up and went downstairs to sing karaoke. Eve woke up and sold Patchy's painting for $178, then started her own. Babette went downstairs to listen to Summer Strut. Bianca headed to the shower. After taking care of Beatrice, Nathalie called her sister Dina. Adam reached Singing level 4. Adam wanted to play a card game, so he started one and pulled Bianca and Nathalie into it. Bianca acquired the Logic skill. Aeric woke up and headed straight for the shower. Nathalie went to go get some sleep after she won the card game. Nathalie tended to Beatrice first, of course. Bianca headed off to bed as well. It's kind of funny watching everyone swarm the baby in this game - the parents, the grandparents...even the butler! Of course, it's also annoying, but what can you do? Adam went for a jog.

    Eve finished her painting and sold it for $711, then she headed over to the music station to produce a track. Aeric danced with Babette for a bit before his pre-parental panic kicked in hours late. Eve released her track, then headed to the kitchen to bake a quiche. Adam headed to the music station to produce a track. Eve reached Baking level 7. Adam released his track then went to talk to Eve in the kitchen. Aeric did his little panic dance, then had to change a butler setting. Adam got his retirement pay of $410. Babette went to ask Aeric to play. After chatting, Adam went to go read Comedy Vol 3 while Eve focused on what she was making. When it was finished, Eve cleaned up the various half-eaten plates of food that Omar won't touch.

    Nathalie woke up and headed straight for the bathroom. Bianca also woke up, and she went to practice the violin. Babette watched TV with Aeric. Bianca acquired the Violin skill. Benjamin Flex congratulated Aeric on the new addition to the family. Nathalie came downstairs to kiss Aeric, and they were both instantly flirty. No, no you don't. No more babies till I say so! Adam put his book away, and then he went back to the music station to produce another track cause he had the whim. Eve finished cleaning up and headed for the shower. Aeric flirted with Nathalie - and then things got weird when he tried to flirt with Babette! Not sure if it were actually directed towards her, but in his queue, it was Babette's picture with a heart next to it, but in Nathalie's queue there was a picture of Aeric with a heart. So not taking any chances! Aeric got sent to record a love advice vlog and Nathalie headed out to the greenhouse. Need to send those two on a date at some point too for Nathalie's aspiration, been seriously slacking on it.

    Babette seriously just ordered Omar to come get her off the couch! :open_mouth: More than once in fact. I selected her bed, she would regally wave her little arm in the air while sitting on the couch that she can get off of perfectly well by her self with Omar's face in her thought bubble! Their royalty report was $4199. Adam finished producing his track, but he couldn't release it yet, so he called Sergio Romeo to chat. Eve finished her shower and headed downstairs to make more bluebell arrangements. Babette headed to bed. Bianca reached Violin level 2. Sometimes elders are a PITA - never fails, you get them started on something, and their hunger, bladder or energy is guaranteed to go yellow almost immediately. Sometimes it's funny, most of the time it's kind of annoying. Aeric finished recording his love advice vlog and sat down to edit it. Eve finished her bluebell arrangement and hit the bathroom before selling it for $24. Then Eve headed into the kitchen for something to eat.

    Aeric finished editing his vlog and he figured that he might as well upload it - it's not doing him any favors sitting on the video station's memory like that. Aeric's video got nominated for an Accolade! Then Aeric headed outside to publish a book he found in his inventory that no one remembers when he wrote. Then Aeric headed upstairs to continue upgrading his parent's bathroom - this time, shower #1! Adam's drone's battery became low, so Adam ended the recording and headed to the bathroom. Bianca reached Violin level 3. Bianca also finished a step in Artistic Prodigy, so she went to draw all 5 pictures on the activity table to complete the tier. After eating, Eve headed back downstairs to start on a new flower arrangement, azure cream. After using the bathroom, Adam headed for the kitchen and got something to eat. Aeric completed the self-cleaning wall coating upgrade and started the pulsating massage jets one.

    Angela asked Adam if it would be okay if she came over to hang out, and of course, he said yes. Nathalie evolved the tulip flower to Magnificient. Oh wow, Omar actually took himself to bed! That's a first! Aeric finished the pulsating massage jets upgrade and started the water flow regulator upgrade. Nathalie had to pause from harvesting to make one of her bee boxes happy again - they had gotten some mites. It didn't take long and hey, she could collect the swarm again! Aeric finished the last of the upgrades on shower #1, so he started in on shower #2. After eating, Adam wanted to hack something, so he picked Crumplebottom Servers. Eve finished her azure cream and sold it for $72. Then she started another one, but this time she streamed it on her drone. Aeric finished the first of three upgrades and started the second one.

    Nathalie had to take a food break, so she headed inside to cook some food for dinner. The Romance Festival is in town too, but frankly, my sims are too busy to go this time. Enzo invited Adam out for sakura tea, but Adam declined. It's the last few hours of the rotation, people! Aeric finished the second upgrade and started on the third, and last, shower upgrade. Bianca finished her monster drawing and started on her people one. Eve gained 150 followers, for a new total of 766. Aeric reached Handiness level 9. Eve gained 150 followers, for a new total of 916. Aeric finished the last shower upgrade. Eve reached Flower Arranging level 6. Aeric started on the pulsating jets tub upgrade. Adam hacked into the Crumplebottom Servers and received $555. He played some Hillock II to celebrate. Eve finished her flower arrangement and ended the stream. She sold her azure cream for $144. Then Eve went upstairs to record a beauty tips video.

    Bianca finished her people drawing and started a shapes drawing. Aeric finished the pulsating jets tub upgrade and started the self-cleaning tub upgrade. Nathalie finished cooking and sat down to eat. Angela took off. Adam went out to explore space. After eating, Nathalie cleaned up her plate and headed back out to the greenhouse. Aeric finished the self-cleaning tub upgrade and started on the soothing jets tub upgrade. Bianca finished her shapes drawing and went to use the bathroom. Nathalie doesn't get very far before Beatrice needs attention, so she reroutes to take care of her first. Which of course wakes up Babette. And naturally, another of Adam's friends dies, Catarina Linton (nee Linx). Aeric finished the final upgrade on the first tub and moves on to the first tub upgrade on the second. Bianca went to get some dinner after using the bathroom. So that makes Adam sad and in the middle of a space duel - this could be bad.

    Adam got home safely and went to blog about his feelings. Nathalie finished up with Beatrice and headed back to the greenhouse to finish up there. Babette went to play with the dollhouse. Eve finished recording her beauty tips video and sat down to edit it. Aeric finished the first tub upgrade on the second tub and started on the second tub upgrade. Happy moodlets broke through Adam's sad mood, so he went to release his newest track instead. Adam also received the Emotion Bomb quirk. Then Adam decided to attempt a backflip into the pool. Bianca finished her dinner and went back to the activity table to work on her vehicles drawing. Nathalie evolved the parsley plant to Magnificient. Eve finished editing her video and uploaded it. Aeric finished the second upgrade, so he then started on the third and last tub upgrade.

    Eve decided to promote some of her older videos. Adam was not successful in his backflip. Eve pulled Adam into a karaoke duet. Nathalie evolved the begonia flower to Magnificient. Nathalie reached Gardening level 9. Aeric finished the last tub upgrade and headed down to the kitchen for some dinner. Nathalie evolved the lily flower to Excellent. Angela apparently lied when she said she was leaving, as she is still around. So Eve tried to get her to do a duet with her, as the one with Adam failed. Bianca completed the Artistic Prodigy aspiration! She has earned the Creatively Gifted trait. Her next aspiration is Rambunctious Scamp. So, since she was already playful, she went to play on the pirate ship. Adam went back to his computer to write a long comedy routine.

    Aeric came outside to interrupt Nathalie's last few greenhouse tasks. Eve headed upstairs to practice speech in the mirror. Angela said she was leaving again, let's see if she really means it this time! Adam got super sad again, so he stopped writing his comedy routine. Nathalie decided to see what she could get collected around the neighborhood. Aeric came inside to propose a crazy scheme to Adam. Adam wanted to blog about his feelings, so he sat back down at his computer to do that. Aeric went to read a book on rocket science. Aeric acquired the Rocket Science skill. Nathalie collected all she could and headed home. Adam went outside to expand the fuel storage tank of his rocket ship. Apparently, Omar is hungry - and there is no lack of food around. So why isn't he eating? Aeric asked him to prepare a party meal, in case Omar has to make a meal himself. Nathalie got home and went to sleep. Aeric reached Rocket Science level 2. Bianca played on the motion gaming mat. Aeric sent a playful text to Alyssa, then he went to calm down in a mirror.

    Bianca headed over to the video station to record a toy review video. Babette played with the blocks. Aeric calmed down and headed off to bed. Bianca reached Social level 7. Adam lost his sad moodlet, yay! Still have not seen Omar eat, and there doesn't seem to be any way to make him do so. So I can tell the butler to sleep, but not to take care of his needs? Mkay. Bianca finished her toy review video just in time apparently, as it is now 6 am, which means it is time to switch households. Next up is the Flex household, home of Alyssa and her family.

    But that will all happen tomorrow, err, later today, as it is already after 3:30 in the morning here. I stayed up later to get to this point. But now I'm really tired! Got two more households of the Swift family to get through, one week of each! Happy Simming!
  • WildIrishBansheeWildIrishBanshee Posts: 1,575 Member
    Swift

    Flex Main House - Benjamin Flex, Alyssa (Swift)Flex, Bradley Flex, Bailey Flex

    It's New Skill Day in the Flex household! Benjamin headed for the music station to produce a track. Alyssa headed to the bar to make a bunch of drinks for her daily task. Bradley got some breakfast from the kitchen. Bailey also got some breakfast from the kitchen. Benjamin released his track and headed into the kitchen to prepare food for his daily task. Baily reached Movement level 3. Benjamin had to hit the bathroom, then came back to the kitchen to make more food for his daily task. Alyssa completed a milestone of Master Mixologist. Bradley cleaned up the dirty plates and then did his homework. Alyssa finished making the drinks for her daily task and switched to practicing her bar tricks. Alyssa reached Mixology level 8. Didn't trigger her Skill Day though.

    Rachet needs to go to the vet, so Alyssa takes him. Got there, signed in and examined in a split second lol. Rachet has Magmafied Organs! We went with the expensive treatment. Then it was time to head home. Their royalty report was $1601. The Flea Market is also in town. Back home, Benjamin finished up the food he was preparing. Alyssa grabbed some breakfast. Bradley went back to his homework. Bradley finished his homework and went to dance to the stereo. Bailey watched toddler videos. Benjamin and Alyssa both took the day off of work because the Accolades are this evening. Bradley reached Motor level 3. And he completed Skill Day! Benjamin went to play fetch with Cole. But Cole apparently wasn't in the mood? Benjamin got invited out to the Flea Market, and he took Alyssa.

    They arrived, and their outing goal was to watch a performer. The vendor was selling wooden sculptures today, no collectibles. Naturally, Thorne Bailey was the performer, so they watched him for a bit. Then Alyssa collected posters and they were mostly on their own after that. Alyssa got a text from Dinky Beats to produce more music. Their nanny, Shingo, the guy that invited them out, just randomly started playing his guitar - so of course, both Benjamin and Alyssa tipped him! Bradley reached Motor level 4 back at home. Ended the social event early and off they went back home - standing around in the rain just isn't much fun for anyone. When they got back home, Benjamin fed Cole a treat and Alyssa went to tend to her garden. Bradley went to play some chess. Bailey played dolls. Benjamin then played fetch/trained fetch with Cole. Bradley went to browse art on Benjamin's computer. Alyssa reached Gardening level 6.

    And now I'm off to take a nap! Happy Simming! :smiley:
  • WildIrishBansheeWildIrishBanshee Posts: 1,575 Member
    Swift

    Flex Main House - Benjamin Flex, Alyssa Flex, Bradley Flex, Bailey Flex

    Alyssa collected the honey from her bee box. Bailey headed down to the kitchen to get some food. Benjamin went to read the Encyclopedia Vampirica Vol 1. Alyssa evolved her bell pepper plant to Nice. Bradley reached Creativity level 3. Benjamin reached Vampire Lore level 3...still didn't trigger his Skill Day. Alyssa ran around the neighborhood collectibles. Benjamin reached Vampire Lore level 4. Then it was time to head over to Studio PBP for the Accolades! They got there, and Brytani Cho was the host. They watched the show, got drinks, and watched some more. Alyssa used the bathroom and Benjamin heard his track. Alvaro Acosta, a Global Superstar, decided to steal the end of the show by dying. They earned $1356 on their day off. So Benjamin and Alyssa brought his urn to the cemetery. Then they both headed home.

    When they arrived home, Benjamin went to write in his journal. Alyssa went to the music station to produce a track. Bradley went to browse art and Bailey watched toddler videos. Bailey reached Communication level 2. Alyssa released her track, then she started a sad painting. Benjamin reached Writing level 3. This did finally trigger his Skill Day goal. Bradley reached Creativity level 3. Bradley apparently refuses to get inspired, and I'm not sure why. Alyssa never got her Skill Day goal to trigger, so she had an awful holiday, but Benjamin's and Bradley's was great. Benjamin took Rachet on a short walk. Bradley went to get some dinner from the kitchen. Alyssa got the Emotion Bomb quirk. A thunderstorm came up. Alyssa finished her sad painting and sold it for $246. Then she started to write in her journal.

    Bradley spent some time with Cole. Cole wasn't really feeling it though, as he was afraid of the thunderstorm, so Bradley went to chat with Alyssa. Their weekly bill of $7105 came out of household funds. Annnd then it came out again? Alyssa went to play the piano because she was still sad. Bradley headed upstairs to nap before school. Benjamin and Rachet returned home. Alyssa was tired, so she headed up to bed. Benjamin did some pushups and went to fix the broken stereo. Benjamin reached Handiness level 4. Benjamin received 4 common upgrade parts and threw away the trash. They decided they could use (and afford!) some help, so Benjamin hired a butler. Alyssa woke up and called up Luna Parikh. Bradley also woke up and headed for the dollhouse. Benjamin then went for a jog. The new butler showed up, and his name is Peppino Fitzpatrick. He got right to work, so maybe he'll be as good as Omar! Alyssa got a nauseous moodlet (should be nauseated, but meh), so maybe she's coming down with something. Bradley headed off to school. Alyssa grabbed an orange juice from the fridge to see if that helped any.

    Alyssa introduced herself to Peppino and got herself a Good reputation in the process. Benjamin finished his jog and headed inside to use the bathroom. Alyssa received a partnership offer - any video or a beauty reviews video. Their royalty report was $1610. Alyssa stopped chatting with Peppino and headed to the music station to produce a new track. Benjamin finished up in the bathroom then went to the kitchen to get some food and introduce himself to Peppino. Alyssa released her track and bought herself some medicine just in case. Then she started on a beauty product review video. Alyssa reached Charisma level 8. Benjamin headed upstairs for a nap before he had to leave for work. Alyssa finished recording her video then sat down to edit it.

    Benjamin woke up from a nap to a text from his sister - apparently, it's her birthday today. Guess that means he's taking another vacation day - this family doesn't skip out on the birthday parties of family! And Isla is, of course, nowhere to be found yet - there are other guests here, a caterer here but no birthday sim! At least Bailey got to know her Uncle Andre. Bradley got the chance too since he didn't know him yet either. Bradley reached Social level 4. FINALLY, Isla showed up. Benjamin lost his music deal with New Tastemakers while waiting for something to happen at Isla's. Apparently, Isla wasn't quite ready to give up being a YA yet lol. We hung around for a while, but it wasn't happening so off we went back home. Bailey reached Communication level 3 before they left.

    When they arrived home, Benjamin headed off to bed, Alyssa went back to editing her video, Bradley started his homework and Bailey went to watch toddler videos. Benjamin made $468 on his vacation day. Alyssa finished editing her video and received $150 for uploading it. Alyssa went over to help Bradley finish up his homework.

    And on that note, I think I'm going to try to get some sleep. I'll show you their house later lol. Happy Simming!
  • WildIrishBansheeWildIrishBanshee Posts: 1,575 Member
    Picture time! 2 of these were meant to go into last night's update - but then I forgot I took them. Oh well!
    First up: The Flex House!
    The Basement
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    The First Floor
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    The Second Floor
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    The Third Floor
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    The Empty Fourth Floor
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    The Outside - Best I Could Do
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    The entire Flex family in one, err two shots! Isla is the blonde glaring at her brothers, the twins Andre and Benjamin, the two in red.
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    I thought the look on Benjamin's face was adorable, he's all what did I do now? You can tell who felt Isla's wrath the most lol.
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    Just for the record, it was hugs all around after that picture - she just likes to mess with her little brothers.

    Happy Simming!
  • WildIrishBansheeWildIrishBanshee Posts: 1,575 Member
    Swift

    Flex Main House - Benjamin Flex, Alyssa Flex, Bradley Flex, Bailey Flex

    Thanks to the thunderstorm, Alyssa got too tense to finish gardening, so she ran inside and started writing in her journal. And at some point, Omar replaced Peppino? Alyssa reached Writing level 7. Bradley finished writing in his journal then headed up to bed. Alyssa finished writing in her journal and put away the clean clothes that Omar had pulled from the dryer. Then she went to relax in a mud bath. Bailey watched toddler videos. The thunderstorm finally ended. Alyssa went straight from the mud bath to the shower. Benjamin woke up and hit the shower as well. After her shower, Alyssa grabbed some breakfast from the kitchen. Benjamin took care of the dogs after his. Both adults have the night off.

    Bradley woke up and headed downstairs to get some breakfast. Benjamin chatted with Bailey for a bit. Cole started hounding Benjamin for a walk, so Benjamin took him on a short one. Bradley headed off to school. Alyssa headed outside to tend to her bees and her garden. Alyssa evolved her bluebell plant to Excellent. Their royalty report was $2061. Benjamin came home with Cole and headed to the kitchen for some breakfast. I saw Bianca Swift walking by, following the Mailman - aren't you supposed to be in school? Alyssa ran around the neighborhood looking for collectibles. Benjamin did some situps then went to watch the Cooking Channel. Benjamin reached Fitness level 2. Benjamin made himself a juice on the rocks. Alyssa planted a found plant and then headed upstairs to bed.

    Benjamin had to use the bathroom. Bradley came home from school with a B and Bianca. Andre wanted to get the Flex Family Club together, which is actually a good idea, but not right this minute. Then Benjamin gets a text from Aeric wanting to be a member of the Flex Family Club - umm no, you are in no way a Flex, but nice try. Bradley had to use the bathroom as well. Bailey got Benjamin to potty train her. Bradley headed outside to chat with Bianca. Benjamin reached Parenting level 3. Benjamin took some stinky laundry to the washing machine and washed it. Bradley had a water balloon fight with Bianca. Bailey watched toddler videos. Angela called Alyssa to chat, which woke Alyssa up.

    Then I realized I never checked the Simology info in-game vs the listed stuff in Plum Tree App. Whoops. I'm usually pretty good about putting what happens in-game into my family tree (where applicable, obviously) but sometimes I do zone out while playing lol. And there were a few things missing, so they are fixed now.

    Now on with the show! Benjamin went upstairs to practice speaking in the mirror. Bailey reached Communication level 4. Apparently, Angela had some juicy gossip to share about Bradley. Alyssa changed her clothes and headed downstairs to the music station, as she still needed to produce tracks for Dinky Beats. I have to be honest, as much as I love Omar, I miss Peppino. Omar is more lackadaisical then Peppino. Peppino had a pep in his step! At least they are both good butlers, so I can't complain too much. Alyssa released her track then headed to the bar to practice her bar tricks. Alyssa and Benjamin are both on the last tier of their aspirations! Bailey headed up to bed. Bianca finally took off after their hours-long water balloon fight near her house, so Bradley came home to do his homework. Bradley and Bianca are now friends as well!

    Benjamin reached Charisma level 3. Alyssa and Bradley chatted while Alyssa practiced her bar tricks and Bradley did his homework. Bradley finished his homework and started his extra credit work. Alyssa and Bradley chatted the whole time. Bradley finally joined the Flex Family Club and the Swift Family Club, as he is a member of both families. Now he at least knows everyone in his family, well, the living ones anyway - unless I decide to add any prior family members still kicking around as a ghost (*cough* Marcus *cough*). And obviously, he doesn't know any toddlers or babies, cause they can't join clubs. Bradley headed to Benjamin's computer to browse art - if it works this time! Benjamin reached Charisma level 4. Finally, Bradley got inspired - he's a victim of the activity table/computer glitch - and went to draw a people drawing.

    Alyssa really had to pee, so she stopped practicing her bar tricks and headed for the bathroom. Cole really appeared to need a bath, so Benjamin stopped what he was doing to give him one. Bradley reached Creativity level 5. Bradley chose the Lullabies Station for the stereo. Eegawds, why?! Alyssa went back to practicing her bar tricks. She only needs like a point or two before she's finished. Alyssa reached Mixology level 9. Bradley finished his people drawing and started a shapes drawing since he is still inspired. Holy wow, I saw Omar tend to his needs! *dies of shock* After bathing Cole, Benjamin wanted to make some gourmet pet food so he headed into the kitchen to prepare it. Bradley finished his shapes drawing and also his first tier of Artistic Prodigy. Benjamin plopped the gourmet pet food on the ground and called Rachet over to play fetch with him. Bailey woke up hangry, so headed downstairs to the kitchen for something to eat.

    And I think it's time for me to head to bed, starting to doze off at the computer again. Been a rough day for me all around. But I will leave you with a random photo from today!

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    Umm, Alyssa, don't burn your son, mkay? Bradley is kind of the heir...

    Happy Simming!
  • WildIrishBansheeWildIrishBanshee Posts: 1,575 Member
    Swift

    Flex Main House - Benjamin Flex, Alyssa Flex, Bradley Flex, Bailey Flex

    Aww sweet, it's the Lottery today! Not that my sims ever win, but hey, there's always a chance! Benjamin tried to get the ball back from Rachet, had no luck and bought a lottery ticket. Rachet did finally drop the ball. Benjamin completed the Lottery. Benjamin and Rachet played fetch, then Benjamin took Rachet out on a walk. Bailey gave Cole a hug and some pets. Alyssa took a break from practicing her bar tricks to get some breakfast and buy a lottery ticket. Bradley went to go observe the sky in the observatory before school. Bailey headed upstairs to play dolls. Alyssa completed the Lottery. Bradley headed off to school.

    Then my mouse decided that it hated me and locked up. *sigh* So, after rebooting my entire computer - I have decided it's nap time. Just too 😢😢😢😢😢😢 tired to deal right now lol. Happy Simming!
  • WildIrishBansheeWildIrishBanshee Posts: 1,575 Member
    Swift

    Flex Main House - Benjamin Flex, Alyssa Flex, Bradley Flex, Bailey Flex

    Okay, so some of this is going to be a repeat of the above. Benjamin took Rachet on a short walk. Alyssa stopped practicing her bar tricks to buy herself a lottery ticket and get some breakfast. Bailey headed upstairs to play with the dollhouse. Alyssa completed The Lottery. Bradley headed off to school. Alyssa went upstairs with her breakfast to chat with Bailey. Benjamin wanted to read a vampire book, so got The Encyclopedia Vampirica Vol 1 out of the bookcase when he got home with Rachet. Alyssa headed downstairs with her dirty plate and put it in the dishwasher. Bailey reached Imagination level 3. Alyssa wanted to cook some gourmet pet food, so she started on that after she put her dish in the dishwasher.

    Benjamin reached Vampire Lore level 5. Bailey headed downstairs to play with Cole. Their royalty report was $2088. Benjamin reached Vampire Lore level 6, unlocking the Encyclopedia Vampirica Vol 2 - which is now required should he want to read any more vampire books. Alyssa finished up making the gourmet pet food and headed to the music station to produce a track. Benjamin put away the Encyclopedia Vampirica Vol 1 and headed to the kitchen to make some brunch. Alyssa released her track and headed outside to fill the bird feeder and to tend to her garden and bee box. Bailey made a run for her toddler tunnel playset thing.

    Alyssa evolved her trash plant to Nice. After eating his brunch, Benjamin headed to bed for a bit. Rachet needed a bath, so Alyssa took care of it. Bailey settled in to watch toddler videos. Aeric invited Alyssa into Powerhouse and she accepted. Rachet wasn't the only one that needed a bath, Cole came walking into the house filthy as filthy can be. Looked around and found two trash piles and an electrical upgrade part on the porch. Strange. After giving Rachet his bath, it was Cole's turn. Bailey got hungry, so she headed to the kitchen for some lunch. Alyssa finished up the dogs' baths and headed out collecting.

    Bradley got home from school, and Grandpa Adam was on his porch, so he let him in. Then Bradley started his homework. Patchy helped him with it, and Bradley finished it in no time. Benjamin woke up to find Adam in his house. At least Adam is helping to drink all those drinks Alyssa has to make for work! Bradley headed to the bathroom, then started on his extra credit work since he wanted to do it. Bailey headed back upstairs to watch toddler videos. Benjamin went over to Adam and chatted for a bit. Gotta get to know the old coot before he kicks off now! Alyssa headed home to plant some new plants and check Patchy for seeds.

    Benjamin lost his fame - and I'm pretty sure that happened without any warning at all. Huh. Bradley reached Mental level 4. Benjamin was pretty sad about becoming Unknown again, so he started a sad painting. Bradley finished his extra credit. Benjamin acquired the Painting skill. Alyssa was invited out to the Bluffs by Angela, so she and Benjamin headed out.

    And on that note, I think I'm going to head to bed. Just got wicked tired for some reason. Happy Simming!
  • WildIrishBansheeWildIrishBanshee Posts: 1,575 Member
    Apparently, wicked tired doesn't always mean sleep. My brain was WAY too active for sleep, as it often is.

    Swift

    Flex Main House - Benjamin Flex, Alyssa Flex, Bradley Flex, Bailey Flex

    The outing to the Bluffs is Partying With Club Friends. This could get interesting. Angela pulls out a violin and starts playing, so Alyssa tips her sister. Then Benjamin follows suit. I mean, she can use the money, but 😢😢😢😢😢😢 lol. Bianca showed up, so Bradley had to join in the fun too! Benjamin and Alyssa were sickeningly romantic - she serenaded him, kissing, blah blah blah. Then I realized that they're all really just hanging out at the Bluffs, there is no party per se. So Alyssa saw a few things to collect and was sent towards them, and Bradley wanted to tell a joke, so he headed up to where Bianca was. Benjamin wanted to swan dive into the pool, so he ran up to give it a try.

    Alyssa decided to light the bonfire. Benjamin actually successfully swan-dived into the pool on the first try! The whole family chatted by the edge of the pool for a bit, besides Alyssa chilling at the bonfire. Though I did catch Benjamin ALMOST flirt with Angela! Since the patch, my sims seriously want to flirt with people other than their spouse - they never used to do that. Nathalie was my first sim to autonomously float on her back. Bradley reached Social level 5. Alyssa kind of makes me feel like she knows she has a great relationship with most if not all of her family, and she's giving her husband and son a chance to have that kind of relationship with them, and that's why she just hangs out alone at the bonfire. Then the outing was over and they all headed home.

    When they arrived back home, Benjamin went to talk to Alyssa about his favorite bands. Bradley went to record a funny vlog and Bailey watched some more toddler videos. Benjamin and Alyssa both went to mirrors to practice pickup lines. Alyssa's confidence ran out and then she went to practice her bar tricks some more. Bradley finished his video juuust before his moodlet ran out, and sat down to edit it. The Lottery was a success, naturally. Alyssa reached Mixology level 10. Alyssa tried out a Zebra Fizz, which ended up being the last excellent drink she needed for the Master Mixologist aspiration! Time to chose a new one! Oh yes, and she got Potion Master, of course. Alyssa is now a Super Parent. She's going to try to knock out all the family ones. And she's earned enough points for the reward store, so let's see - she chose Stoves and Grills Master, Marketable, Free Services, Night Owl, Morning Sim, and Mentor - which pretty much takes care of all the ones I planned for her to get. There may be a few others, but that is most of them, plus the ones she already had. Figured the Family aspirations would be easier with her own kids around, and you know, actually kids.

    Alyssa wanted to play an instrument, so she headed to the piano. Bradley reached Creativity level 6. Bradley finished editing his video, then he uploaded it. Then he replied to comments on his video. Benjamin went to give Ratchet some hugs. Bradley gained 125 followers, for a total of 125 followers. Alyssa was tired, so she headed to bed, and Bradley followed suit. Benjamin played with Ratchet a bit while Cole slept in the nursery. Bailey headed for bed as well. Benjamin headed into the kitchen to make his family a meal. Seriously, this family is obsessed with cooking - maybe Alyssa's need to cook will go down a bit now. Benjamin wanted to play an instrument, so he went over to the guitar. Benjamin acquired the guitar skill.

    Think I'm going to try again to get some sleep. I really need it, but nothing wants to listen to me lol. Happy Simming!
  • WildIrishBansheeWildIrishBanshee Posts: 1,575 Member
    What a long day, especially running on little to no sleep! I was semi-awake most of the night, just kind of dozed here and there. I hate nights like that.

    Swift

    Flex Main House - Benjamin Flex, Alyssa Flex, Bradley Flex, Bailey Flex

    Bradley woke up and headed to the observatory to observe the sky a bit before school. Benjamin reached Guitar level 2. Bailey woke up and gave Cole a hug. Then Bailey sat down to play SimShape. Alyssa woke up and took a shower. Bradley headed off to school. Alyssa came downstairs to produce a new track on the music station. Alyssa got a partnership offer - any video or a Fishing video. Alyssa released her new track, then she headed outside to tend to her bee box and garden. Their royalty report was $2044. Summer Acosta won the Lottery in my game. Benjamin reached Guitar level 3. Bailey reached Communication level 5.

    Bailey reached Thinking level 2. After tending to her bees and her garden, Alyssa headed to the kitchen for some lunch. Bailey headed off to bed because she was tired. Benjamin also headed to the kitchen for some lunch. They tried to invite everyone who should have a key over, but some of them weren't even available to invite! It also said Angela was already here because she was jogging by - but not actually ON the lot. Benjamin attempted to get his friendship level high enough with Adam to offer him a key - cause apparently, you need to be friends...which is kind of silly. Alyssa is taking a backseat on this one, this is what Benjamin wants. Bianca asked Alyssa if she wanted to hang out - at the Narwhal Arms. Umm Bianca? You can't even see over the bar, so no. Besides, it's still school hours! Alyssa decided to remove herself completely, as she still had the neighborhood collecting to do. So she headed outside to do that.

    Alyssa had to work in about an hour, which should be enough time for her to finish up collecting. Bradley came home from school with an A, and naturally immediately started on his homework. Alyssa finished collecting and headed off to work. Bradley finished his homework. Andre and Adam took off already - before Benjamin could give them keys. So he gave keys to Isla and Nathalie. Bradley went to go play with toys for his aspiration. Well, Nathalie got her key, Isla took off before he could actually give it to her. We saw Eve just off lot, so we tried to catch her to give her the key for her eldest daughter's house - and it worked! Took a couple of tries, but Benjamin finally gave Eve her key. Then Benjamin had to hit the bathroom. Not totally clear on what residence keys do - but it makes sense for family to have them.

    Benjamin headed to the kitchen for a cup of coffee. Bradley finished a tier of his aspiration and came downstairs to the kitchen for some dinner. Alyssa decided to enter the drink business, and ended up leaving her mixology job. She only got $1998 for her trouble. Not sure what I want to do now since after she topped it she was going to leave anyway. I decided to go with it, and Alyssa registered as a stay at home mom! Alyssa then headed across the street to do her fishing video. Benjamin headed to the easel to finish the sad painting he started quite a while ago. Bradley spent some time getting to know Nathalie, then headed over to the piano to practice. Alyssa reached Fishing level 6.

    Cole aged up - wasn't expecting that! Benjamin finished his painting and sold it for $89. Alyssa finished recording her fishing video. Benjamin went to get dinner from the kitchen and Alyssa came home to use the bathroom. Bradley reached Creativity level 7. Alyssa went to the kitchen to get some dinner. Benjamin headed to bed after filling his stomach. Bailey woke up, talked to Dino and then sat down to play some SimShape. Alyssa sent a happy text to Lilith Vatore. Alyssa then went to transfer her Fishing video from the drone to the video station. Bailey came downstairs for some dinner. Alyssa started editing her fishing video. Bradley stopped playing the piano and headed for the bathroom. Alyssa reached Media Production level 4. Bailey finished her dinner and went to cheer up Cole.

    Alyssa finished editing her video, so she uploaded it. She received $150 from her partnership, and also made Rising Star. She took Influencer and Noticeable as her perks. Alyssa then promoted some of her older videos, in hopes of getting more views on them. Bradley came over to draw an animal picture on the activity table. Bailey gave Cole a hug. Alyssa headed to the music station to produce a track. Bailey went off to pet Ratchet. Bailey and Ratchet became friends. Alyssa released her new track, then went over to encourage Bradley. Bradley reached Creativity level 8. Bailey chatted with Bradley as well. Then Bailey headed upstairs to play SimShape.

    Bradley finished his animal drawing and decided to do some extra credit work - even though he already has an A in school. Alyssa went to bake some bread. They completed the Positivity poster collection. Benjamin woke up and called to chat with Angela. Alyssa reached Baking level 3. I just made Benjamin yell at Omar to fire him cause I wanted to see if they would get Peppino back. Benjamin changed Bailey's diaper. Alyssa helped Bradley finish up his extra credit. Benjamin snuggled Bailey, then gave her a bubble bath. Bradley finished his extra credit. Alyssa went to practice pickup lines in the mirror. Bradley headed upstairs for a nap before school. Benjamin bought the Encyclopedia Vampirica Vol 2 and went downstairs to read it. Bailey headed back to the nursery to play SimShape.

    And on that note, I think I'm going to crawl into bed. Hopefully, I'll actually get some sleep tonight! Happy Simming!
  • WildIrishBansheeWildIrishBanshee Posts: 1,575 Member
    Finally got some sleep, but still spent quite a few hours tossing and turning! Got an errand or two to run, but that's it today, thank goodness!

    Swift

    Flex Main House - Benjamin Flex, Alyssa Flex, Bradley Flex, Bailey Flex

    Ratchet aged up into an Elder fox. Benjamin reached Vampire Lore level 7. Bradley woke up from his nap and headed off to school. Benjamin stopped reading the Encyclopedia Vampirica Vol 2 and went to take a shower. When Benjamin got out of the shower, he headed over to his computer to work on a video game he had been tinkering with. And we got Peppino back! For how long, who knows. Their royalty report was $2748. Alyssa went downstairs to rewash some clothes that had been taken out of the dryer and were now dirty. Then Alyssa headed outside in the rain to tend to her garden and her bee box. Alyssa added some seeds to the bird feeder and headed out into the neighborhood to collect.

    Oh, now I think I remember what the fourth floor was for - a greenhouse! They don't have the lot room for one, that's for sure.

    Bailey reached Thinking level 3. A ghost invited Benjamin out to a restaurant. Umm no. I also spent a minute clearing out everyone's relationships with random ghosts. Just because they knew you in life doesn't mean they need to know you in the afterlife! Of course, if a ghost had direct ties to the family (ie Marcus Flex) they were kept. And I kept most of the ghosts of premades, just cause lol. Benjamin heard one of his tracks on the radio. Isla Flex decided to be Alyssa's fame stalker this time. Eve invited Benjamin out to a nightclub, but Benjamin had to work in an hour, so he declined. No idea when Nathalie showed up, but she decided it was time to leave. Alyssa finished collecting and headed home to release her new track. She then changed out of her wet clothes and headed upstairs for a nap. Bradley came home from school sad, so went to write in his journal. Bailey chatted with Peppino while she played SimShape. Benjamin headed off to work.

    And that is where I'm going to stop for right now, as I need to get moving on those errands. Happy Simming!
  • WildIrishBansheeWildIrishBanshee Posts: 1,575 Member
    Now that all that is done, I can play.

    Swift

    Flex Main House - Benjamin Flex, Alyssa Flex, Bradley Flex, Bailey Flex

    Bradley reached Creativity level 9. Isla sat down to chat with Peppino for a while. Bradley finished writing in his journal and started on his homework. He finished his homework pretty quickly, then went to go draw his monster drawing. Alyssa woke up and went to post to her social media profile. Alyssa gained 18 followers, for a new total of 429. Isla decided that it was time to head out. Alyssa encouraged Bradley in his drawing. Bradley finished his monster drawing and started a people drawing. Alyssa headed over to Bailey to tell her a story. Alyssa was invited to the Spice Festival but declined. Alyssa sent Adam a happy text to touch base with him, then headed over to Cole to spend some time with him. Alyssa, Bradley, and Bailey all chatted with each other. Nathalie encouraged Bradley. Bradley finished the people drawing and started a shapes drawing.

    Alyssa headed outside to pet Ratchet. Bradley reached Creativity level 10. Alyssa played with Ratchet. Bailey headed into the kitchen to get some dinner. Bailey reached Movement level 5. Alyssa got energized by playing with Ratchet, and she wanted to go for a jog, so she did. Alyssa reached Fitness level 2. Alyssa finished her jog, then carried Bailey to bed. Adam called with an invitation to the Bluffs, but Alyssa was about to read her daughter to sleep. Bradley finished his shapes drawing while chatting with Nathalie and helping her feel better, then he went to grab some dinner from the kitchen. Bailey went to sleep and Alyssa came downstairs to use the bathroom. When Bradley finished eating, he too headed upstairs for bed.

    Benjamin came home from work with $468 and a vacation day. He headed downstairs to fill the dogs' bowls. Alyssa quickly did some pushups and situps and then headed for bed herself. Benjamin chatted with Adam by phone, then headed upstairs to make some meals for his daily task. Nathalie decided to head out. Benjamin chatted with Peppino for a bit before sending him off to sleep. Benjamin finished eating and started making another gourmet dish. Then he made a regular group meal. There is always tons of food around here! Bradley woke up and headed into his bathroom to use the toilet and take a shower. Alyssa woke up and headed downstairs to the kitchen for some breakfast. Benjamin started cleaning up several half-eaten plates, the kind the butler and the maid just seem to ignore.

    Cole decided to run away. No idea why, but he did. And Benjamin was queued up to take him to the vet, cause he had just gotten sick! We'll see what ends up happening anyway - apparently, Cole was too tired to run away, as he always refuses to sleep. Bradley asked Alyssa for advice, then started his extra credit work. Alyssa hugged Ratchet, and since Benjamin decided he was only doing business with the nursery trashcan right now, she took Cole to the vet. Let's see if this visit goes quickly as well! Alyssa gave some random townie an enchanting introduction - and I half want to kill her right now. Seriously, when did my sims get so flirt happy? Their royalty report was $2667. And this visit is not going very smoothly at all. The vets are confused as to what their jobs are.

    Cole was finally taken to an exam room. Cole has Squirrel Scratch Fever and we naturally went with the expensive treatment option. Bradley reached Mental level 6 at home. Cole was cured and they headed home. Now it's time for some family fun! As soon as Alyssa and Cole returned home, Benjamin started a gathering of the Flex Family club. All my family clubs gather at Magnolia Blossom in Willow Creek, so hopefully, no thunderstorms are happening over there right now, and maybe the Swifts will show up too. Fortunately, no thunderstorm when they got there, and they dragged little Bailey over too. Benjamin tried to catch frogs, as did Alyssa. Bradley went to play on the pirate ship and Bailey danced - and was in need of a diaper change.

    Alyssa headed over to take care of Bailey's diaper change. Bailey then headed over to the toddler tunnel and ball pit play set to make believe it was a pirate shipwreck. Benjamin played some chess, then he decided to play with Bradley and be the sea monster. Alyssa tried out roller skating. Bailey chatted with Bradley for a bit. And then we got the one-hour warning that Benjamin had to leave for work soon. Which as usual puts the kibosh on any fun, so they finished up what they were doing and headed home. Alyssa reached Fitness level 3 and had a bit of an issue getting off the rink to go home. She managed it after a few tries though.

    When they all got home, Benjamin chatted with Alyssa for a bit. Alyssa wanted a toddler slide for Bailey, so she got one. Bradley sat down to do his vehicle drawing so he could complete his aspiration. Bailey went to try out the new slide. Benjamin headed off to work and Alyssa checked the mail. Alyssa got a sweet fan letter, she read it, then went to play with Cole. Bailey decided it would be fun to splash in the toilet, so Alyssa had to calmly discipline her not to. Of course, Aeric chooses that moment to invite her over to her ancestral home. Sorry, Aeric, kind of busy here! Bradley finished his aspiration and chose Whiz Kid as his next one.

    Alyssa headed outside to tend to her garden and bee box. Bailey went back to playing SimShape for a while. Peppino was taking a break and reading a book at the table. Bradley sat down listening to the Tween Pop station and playing with his ducky. Alyssa finished up her gardening tasks and headed inside for a shower. Bradley headed next door to fill up the water balloon bucket. Bradley had a water balloon fight with one of the townie kids named Alvin. And the dogs and pet beds seem to like to glitch out a lot. I think Cole even glitched out the couches in the living room. Alyssa headed to the basement to put away the clean laundry, then she heads back upstairs to tell Peppino a joke.

    Bailey reached Thinking level 4. Then she headed to the kitchen to get some dinner. Alyssa and Peppino became Good friends, and Alyssa reached Great reputation level. After chatting with Peppino, Alyssa headed over to the music station to produce a new track for Dinky Beats. She then released the song - and Cole is apparently not a fan of the music station. Then Vlad randomly decides to knock on my door? Bailey wanted to play with blocks, so she went upstairs to play with them and study her shapes. Alyssa went to introduce herself to Vlad and they chatted for a bit. Nathalie showed up at some point or another as well. Bradley came home to finish his extra credit. And apparently, Alyssa and Vlad are already friends! And then they became Good friends! Holy fast friendship Batman! When they finished chatting, Alyssa went to go play chess.

    Benjamin came home from work and brought home $468 with him. And it literally just changed to Fall. Benjamin headed straight for the kitchen to try to get his daily task finished. Vlad came inside and destroyed the dollhouse. Bradley finished his extra credit with Nathalie's help. Then Bradley went to play chess with Alyssa. Fortunately, Vlad also repaired the dollhouse. Troll. Lol, Nathalie found the sparkling water on the bar and threw a fit. Not what she expected obviously! Good thing there are still quite the collection of drinks on that bar. Bailey went to bed. Inventory cleanout commenced and the chess game ended with Alyssa the winner. Benjamin ate some dinner. Alyssa tried to read a book to Bradley, but it took a couple of tries.

    Alyssa reached Parenting level 6. Nathalie took off. Wonder what's going on at the Swift Household that has her running away so much? Then Vlad left. Benjamin made another platter that should count for his daily task. We're hoping anyway. Benjamin acquired the Baking skill. Alyssa finished reading to Bradley and they both headed back to the chess table for a game. Benjamin reached Baking level 2 and it counted! Benjamin cleaned up a half-eaten plate. Got a notification from MCCC that Isla had finally aged up into an adult. Be interesting to see who she marries now! Benjamin went to rock out on Grim's guitar for a bit. Alyssa again won the chess match, then had to head to the bathroom.

    Bradley gave the dogs some attention. Then Cole literally turned blue, a little more than an hour before switch time. Really Cole?! Only in the Sims can you visit a vet any time of day or night! Alyssa brought Cole to the vet, and it seems to be going pretty smoothly so far. Cole has Frozen Mange and naturally, we went with the expensive treatment. As soon as he was treated, they headed home. And we saved for the last time for a while at 7:00 am. Little late, but not too bad. Now off to Angela!

    And I think I'm off to try to get some sleep. Maybe. I need it, I didn't even have a nap today! We'll see what happens lol. Happy Simming!
  • WildIrishBansheeWildIrishBanshee Posts: 1,575 Member
    Okay, there is just a thing or two I need to get done before going to bed. Angela isn't QUITE ready to be played with lol.

    Swift

    Landgraab Main House - Angela Swift

    There's a bit of foreshadowing for you - but not really, as that is one of the things that needs doing!

    First up - the house! It's totally empty at the moment, this is how all my sims start out - and how I justify using freerealestate. That and they don't move, other than the spare offspring. They all stay in one house from birth till death, muahaha!
    The Basement
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    The First Floor
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    The Second Floor
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    The Third Floor
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    The Outside
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    I build this house in particular mostly because I have it down to a science at this point - I've been building my boxy classic since Sims 2, so it only takes a few moments to build. It's not that I dislike building - I just would rather play! I've always been a fan of lawn living - but I really do not build well that way at all! Though to be honest, I don't think I've done that yet in Sims 4. No idea why the mailbox is in the hallway there, but it's gone now and replaced. Seems I forgot to do quite a bit in my initial run through. Oh well, it's nothing structural that I can see, so we're good.

    Since it is pouring down rain, Angela heads inside to make her phone call. It's a very important phone call, the one to the man of the hour to get his butt over here - in the pouring rain mind you - and make an honest woman out of her. The engagement part went smoothly, thank goodness. Of course, EA's idea of elope immediately and mine aren't always even on the same page. After a reset and restart, it went much quicker. Poor dears are getting soaked! Now to get Enzo moved in! Got him moved in and purchased their first piece of equipment - the bed!

    Hmm, interesting. Enzo wants to be a Master Vampire! And he somehow ended up WAY older than Angela, even though they were teens together and aged up around the same time. *shakes head* For now, he's flagged for no aging, but I may buy him a youth potion to reset his age. Or maybe have Adam do it, as he has several thousand points just waiting for something to buy. Then it was time to pull them into CAS to peek at what they were wearing and all that. Enzo is definitely...unique, let's just say that. I did have to change his athletic outfit. No way was he wearing that! Angela got her name changed to Landgraab, and an athletic update as well. I couldn't take her pants lol.

    Okay, weird. I had Angela look for a job to get her a job in Science. Science is nowhere to be found, it's just gone. Enzo looks for a job, and it's there where it has always been. I'm so confused right now. Enzo chose Astronaut, and he will be in the Space Ranger branch because I want that Apollo Rocket at least once! Lol, never mind - Angela already HAS her Science job. I just forgot. One more thing before I can go to bed...gotta get them to try for baby! Plus it will get them out of my way for tomorrow...err later today. Their royalty report is $315.

    Aww, Andre aged into an adult - but his twin Benjamin still has a long while to go? Oh wait, this is the save where the townies age super fast for some reason, now I remember! It would almost be worth it to move them into a new save, but then things would get REALLY weird in some regards. Food for thought though!

    Possible baby making has happened, and I'm going to try for some sleep. I will update PlumTree App either tonight or tomorrow before I start playing. Happy Simming!

    Almost forgot - here's Enzo!

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    Doesn't he just look all Landgraaby? lol
  • WildIrishBansheeWildIrishBanshee Posts: 1,575 Member
    Today is going to be a lot of purchasing necessities for poor Angela and Enzo. They literally have nothing but a bed right now.

    Swift

    Landgraab Main House - Enzo Landgraab, Angela Landgraab

    First up, gotta fix some things I forgot during the quick build of their house. And I even took a couple of pictures so you could see the changes! I also took advantage and updated things to work better for them in the long run.

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    Now I need to use their funds to fill their house with the items they actually need - and maybe a few they want as well. Did that til they only had about 6k left in household funds. Need to keep some money for necessary additions as they actually get played! Then it was time to clean out everything Angela had collected from toddler to YA in her inventory. Then I could finally start to do some actual playing! Which I think will be in a new post, as this one is kind of just my rambles and pictures. Oh yes, and in case you didn't see, PlumTree app was updated last night.

    Setting up households is hard work folks!
  • WildIrishBansheeWildIrishBanshee Posts: 1,575 Member
    Swift

    Landgraab Main House - Enzo Landgraab, Angela Landgraab

    Angela headed to the mailbox to sell to publisher the books she had in her inventory. Enzo went to play chess for his daily task. I already had to fill in a few gaps, so they are down to around 2k left. It goes quick in this game! Enzo acquired the Logic skill. Angela became a Notable Newcomer with her very first book published! Or maybe her second, it goes so quick. She chose Corporate Partnership as her perk. Angela's current aspiration to be Fabulously Wealthy, and she still needs to earn quite a bit to reach the completion of the aspiration. Angela really wanted to produce a track, so she headed to the music station to do so. When she was finished producing it, she released it, then went to admire herself in the mirror.

    Adam texted Angela to congratulate her on her marriage to Enzo, which was sweet. Angela headed upstairs to plant the few plants she had in her inventory. Angela reached Gardening level 2. Enzo reached Logic level 2. Aeric texted Enzo to congratulate him on his marriage to Angela. Poor Enzo became playable with only 4 level 1 skills. Enzo finished his daily task, so he went to his computer to search for information on vampires. Angela headed out to collect collectibles around the neighborhood. Enzo acquired the Vampire Lore skill. Enzo reached Vampire Lore level 2 and unlocked the Encyclopedia Vampirica Vol 1. Enzo turned the radio to the Strange Tunes station and danced. Enzo acquired the Dance skill. Angela needs to remember to look for some plants as well.

    Enzo finished dancing, turned on the thermostat to cooler for now, and sat down at his computer to practice programming. All my menfolk have to learn it lol. Enzo acquired the Programming skill. And really, game?! You choose the more famous sister as the fame stalker?! Welp, guess Alyssa is currently Angela's fame stalker lol. Angela collected everything she could find and headed home. Enzo reached Programming level 2 and can now make plugins to add to the family's money. So Enzo got started on that immediately. It may not be good money, but it all counts in the end, especially when Angela has to spend some. Angela changed out of her wet clothes immediately upon returning home. Then she headed upstairs after her inventory was cleaned out to plant the new plants she had found. Enzo had a few plugins to keep him busy for a bit.

    Angela found Alyssa upstairs in the greenhouse. Enzo's first plugin earned him $44. Angela and Alyssa chatted for a bit to fill in some gaps, mostly careers, and for Angela to give Alyssa a residence key. Since apparently, no families are telepathic at all in the Sims 4 lol. Angela told Alyssa a joke about engineers. Aww, Malcolm texted Enzo about his marriage to Angela. How sweet of Enzo's big brother to do that?! Enzo's second plugin only netted Enzo $12. Angela headed downstairs to the kitchen to make chili for dinner. Enzo reached Programming level 3. Alyssa took off back to her house. Enzo earned $44 on his third plugin. Angela grabbed a bowl of chili and headed into the study to talk to Enzo while he programmed plugins.

    No sooner do they start chatting then Enzo gets the call - Malcolm Landgraab has died. Enzo's last contact with his brother was that congratulatory text. Maybe Malcolm was happy that he didn't have to worry about him anymore? Then I had to save and exit to fix a setting on MCCC. Well, more to use MCCC to fix an issue with my married sims randomly flirting. Never had that issue before the June patch. Enzo created the Landgraab Family Club. They, of course, meet at Magnolia Blossom. Enzo earned $40 for his last plugin, then headed for the kitchen to grab some chili for his dinner. Realizing what time it was, Angela headed to Studio PBP to catch the last part of the Accolades. She didn't even get dressed up for them!

    Angela didn't win anything, but she did enjoy a drink at the bar and used their bathroom. Enzo would have come with Angela, but he literally hasn't done anything yet for a possible Accolade. After utilizing the bathroom, because of course, you need a drink when your bladder needs a good empty, Angela headed home. When Angela got home, she turned the thermostat to warmer as it had gotten cool. Enzo wanted to volunteer with his family, which currently only consists of Angela, so they went off and volunteered at a nursing home. Trying to figure out how to get Angela to have breakthroughs for her daily task. Haven't gotten a one yet!

    They finished volunteering at the nursing home, and Enzo headed upstairs to take a nap before work started for the day. Angela headed to her computer to browse Simpedia to see if getting focused helped any in getting her breakthroughs. Of course, as soon as Angela hits the computer, her track comes on the radio. That kind of gets annoying at times. The weekly bill amount of $312 came out of household funds. Angela decided to play some chess. Angela reached Logic level 5. Then Angela started to get hungry, so after a bit, she headed to the kitchen to cook breakfast. I may have to remove the Child's Play trait from this lot - poor Enzo is almost constantly very playful! I switched it out for Homey.

    Enzo came downstairs and took a shower before work. Angela reached Cooking level 10. It also started to snow, the first snow in this house for both of them. Angela ate her plate of pancakes. Enzo came over to her after his shower to tell her a joke about politicians and to give her a kiss. The two of them chatted for a bit until it was time for Enzo to head off to his first day as an astronaut! Or you know, an intern, same idea. Angela had to leave for work soon herself, so she went upstairs to take a nap. I will figure out this breakthrough thing, I swear! Their royalty report was $733. Angela also got a partnership offer - any video or a Cooking video.

    I followed Angela to work, because what's the sense of playing/trying an active career for the first time and not doing so? Today is collecting day apparently, as the lab is running low on supplies. Took a look around, that is a pretty darn big area! But I did find the fishing hole, though no collectibles as of yet. Going to take a bit to get a feel for this style of play, that's for sure. Angela went inside to introduce herself to her co-worker Kate Yamaguchi...and found out she was pregnant a split second before introducing herself. Guess Angela wanted to make an impression! Angela reached Charisma level 6. And why the hell are my sims getting this weird red glow thing when they introduce themselves politely? Never noticed that before.

    Angela then met Maria Linton, another co-worker. All three chatted for a while, but no one wants to give up a DNA sample, and they are quite adamant about it! Angela chatted with Kate a bit longer, then Aeric called to chat, so she chatted on the phone with him. It's not like she doesn't have a lot to do or anything! But family is important, and at the very least Angela can tell Aeric that her's is growing. At this rate, everyone is going to know but Enzo! Aeric called because he had some juicy gossip about Angela's niece, his own daughter Babette! This made Angela very playful. Very playful or not, she had collectibles to collect. Angela was starting to get tired though, and so far, I'm not very good at this!

    Enzo came home from work and brought $234 home with him. Angela is probably going to have to stay late, as her bar is only 1/3 full. Angela finished collecting all the collectibles she needed for the day and collected the spawn point she was on as well. Then she went to harvest everything available in the greenhouse. Then Angela took a much-needed bathroom break and shower break. After that, Angela went to the chemical analyzer to analyze some snapdragon. It was apparently of better quality than what it first appeared to be. Then Angela went fishing. She didn't fish enough before the end of her shift to trigger her fishing task. She came home with $303.

    And naturally, when we all arrived at the house, there was a thunderstorm raging. Both Enzo and Angela ran inside for cover. Once inside, Angela shared the big news with Enzo. With luck, it will cheer him up, which it did. They chatted kind of excitedly for a bit, then Angela, being exhausted, crawled into bed. Enzo really wanted to produce a music track so he headed over to the music station. Enzo acquired the Media Production skill. After producing the track, Enzo released it then went to take care of his daily task by playing chess. Alyssa wandered in at some point and started using Enzo's computer. Enzo reached Logic level 3. Then he attempted to introduce himself to Alyssa. Which fortunately worked, cause they're family now. Enzo also finished his daily task.

    But does managing to introduce himself mean that he can have a normal conversation with his sister-in-law? Nope. So since Enzo wanted to record a video, Enzo went over to the video station to record a cheerful vlog. Enzo has happy moodlets for miles, thank goodness...though the sad one sometimes takes over.

    And I think I'm going to head to bed. Been sleepy since 6 pm, but it's getting worse by the minute, and I'm starting to not feel right. Happy Simming!
  • WildIrishBansheeWildIrishBanshee Posts: 1,575 Member
    Couldn't sleep just yet, brain is in overdrive. But I don't want to play play, so I figured I'd mess with setting up General Save some more. You know how it goes with playing, just one more thiiiing - and before you know it, hours have gone by. At least with this, I can control the amount of time spent, without losing any.

    General Save

    Windenburg

    Mila Munch - Culinary
    Gunther Munch - Writer
    Wolfgang Munch - Manual Laborer
    Lucas Munch - Scout
    ______________________________
    Maaike Haas - Writer
    Ulrike Faust - Painter
    ______________________________
    Alana Colbert - Freelance Writer
    _______________________________
    Dominic Fyres - Entertainment
    Moira Fyres - Gardener
    Siobhan Fyres - Business
    Morgan Fyres - Barista
    _______________________________
    Angela Basset - Freelance Artist
    _______________________________
    Danielle Steele - Retail Employee
    ______________________________
    Marcus Flex - Athlete
    Eva Capricciosa - Style Influencer
    Jade Rosa - Politician
    Paulo Rocca - Athlete
    ______________________________

    And on that note, I'm going to try to get some sleep. Again. Wish me luck! lol
  • WildIrishBansheeWildIrishBanshee Posts: 1,575 Member
    Sleep is still hard to come by for me these days. Arg.

    Swift

    Landgraab Main House - Enzo Landgraab, Angela Landgraab

    Angela, having caught up on some of her sleep, woke up and headed downstairs to cook dinner. Enzo signed with Maxis Music Machine and got $583. Alyssa randomly showed up at 2 am, but whatever. This is why I only give residence keys to people I don't mind showing up at weird hours lol. And apparently, she realized the time and headed out. Angela reached Gourmet Cooking level 2. Angela ate her dinner while Enzo finished up his cheerful vlog. Since Enzo has a label now, he headed over to the music station to produce a new track. Angela still needs breakthroughs, so off she went to "find" some.

    Enzo couldn't release his track just yet, so he headed upstairs to get some sleep before work. Angela got no breakthroughs in the shower. She got three while reading a book. Angela researched gardening but got no breakthroughs. Angela wanted to practice programming next. She acquired the Programming skill. Enzo woke up and headed off to his day at work. Angela heard her track on the stereo. Angela decided that she wanted to play a game, so she stopped practicing programming to do so. Naturally, she played Sims Forever. Angela reached Video Gaming level 5.

    Their royalty report was $618. Today at work at the science lab is experimentation day. The first thing Angela did was mix a synthetic food serum. She also entered her second trimester. She decided to test her serum on good ole Kate, who was the receptionist today. That seemed to go well, so then she was off to talk to the Invention Constructor. Of course, being in her second trimester her needs are rather getting in the way, so Angela took a bathroom break. Then she asked Maria if she had any crystals, and Maria gave her an emerald. Angela chatted with Maria for a bit, then went to invent the Momentum Conserver. We're already doing better today than we did yesterday, as her bar is over 1/3 full and it's only about 1 pm. She managed to invent the Momentum Conserver without any issues. She actually filled up her bar, so pretty much had the rest of the workday to do whatever she wanted...but first, naturally - time to collect!

    Enzo came home from work with $815 and a promotion to Module Cleaner. Angela only has about 2 hours left to go of her shift. Enzo started working on Logic while he waited for Angela to get home. And Angela suddenly lost her fame? Again, no warning, just gone. And it's the second time it has happened in this save at least. Maybe I should switch them all out to another save - but then the aging will be all messed up. Adam popped up in her chat window - what on earth is he doing on the science lot? Angela went home on time today and earned $492.

    And I think I'm going to take a nap and research this some more. I have questions, lots of them! But there is obviously something wrong with this save...and new things are going wrong as well, but I don't want to just quit the family. So I have some thinking to do. Happy Simming!
  • WildIrishBansheeWildIrishBanshee Posts: 1,575 Member
    So I've decided to move the Swifts - which means aging is going to be a bit messed up, cause I can't seem to find anything that allows me to adjust days left. Going to be taking notes and saving families and their houses and all of that - hopefully, I'll be able to play tonight. But if not, you all will know where I will be!
  • WildIrishBansheeWildIrishBanshee Posts: 1,575 Member
    Apparently, a lot more is saved by the gallery than the last time I moved a played sim...pretty much everything moves through! I am fixing some family ties, but that shouldn't take too long. Everyone does have to work on their relationships again, but meh, not a big deal. I'll have to remake all the clubs again, and obviously, I lost all the club points I had, which again, isn't such a big deal. Everyone is currently moved into the correct house, the worlds are set up with restaurants and the like, it's fall, cause that's where we left off in the other save, and so far so good. Everything will be uploaded to the gallery that I saved to my library, cause sharing is caring...and we'll start off with Angela and Enzo again once the major things are done. Which will probably be tomorrow, cause I'm really tired!
  • WildIrishBansheeWildIrishBanshee Posts: 1,575 Member
    Okay, I think I'm ready to play now. Clubs are set up once more, though the main Swift Family one needs some points so that I can cram more people into it! I do believe I am ready to play once more, starting with Angela and Enzo, who get a slightly extended turn.

    Swift

    Landgraab Main House - Enzo Landgraab, Angela Landgraab

    They're moved into their new/old house! I fixed Angela's fame status since it seemed it was lost due to a glitch rather than regular fame loss. Angela told Enzo an inside joke and shared ideas with him. Angela bought a dishwasher and cleaned up the kitchen. Enzo wanted to produce a track, so he headed to the music station. They are starting over with royalties, as far as I know, after all. Enzo released his track to the public. Then he went to turn up the thermostat and play chess while Angela called her dad. Adam and Angela became Good friends, and Angela's reputation went up to Good.

    Their royalty report was $690, so apparently they are NOT starting over, that traveled with them too. Awesome. Angela headed upstairs to her garden. While gardening, Angela had a breakthrough, leaving her with only two more to get. Then Angela went outside to see what she could find to collect around the neighborhood. It's kind of strange to be back in a world with these guys with the premades again since most were either old or dead and gone in the old one lol. Maybe this time they won't age at triple the speed of my played sims.

    Enzo reached Logic level 4. Angela chatted with Summer Holiday for a bit on her collecting spree. Enzo headed over to the bookcase to read something. Angela's niece Bianca was playing on the monkey bars, so Angela introduced herself. Yeah, I could have fixed that, but whatever - this is more fun! They chatted for a bit, with Angela teaching Bianca about Responsibility, then Angela chatted with Akira Kibo for a bit. Angela learned about the Walleye from Akira. Then it was back to the collectible hunt! Enzo randomly decided to play with a toy while I was busy with Angela - forgot he was Childish! When Angela was done collecting, she added to her Simstagram story. She gained 12 followers for a total of 762...more stuff that transferred. Then she headed home.

    Enzo wanted to practice programming, so he headed downstairs to his computer to do so. Angela was hungry when she got home, so she headed inside to make dinner. Enzo switched to making plugins. Angela reached Gourmet Cooking level 3. Angela ate and chatted with Enzo. Enzo's plugin netted him $15 and he started on another one. Angela hit the bathroom then headed out for the Accolades. She's late but better late than never! And we're waiting on a host...*sigh* Enzo reached Programming level 4 back home. Huh, the event isn't even on my calendar. Either way, I'm not waiting all night, back home we go! Maybe it doesn't show up cause it's the first Sunday of the save, I don't remember.

    When Angela arrived home, she got on the phone with Eve. Enzo used the bathroom and admired himself in the mirror. Angela and Eve became Good friends. Angela cleaned up some, then went to read the Encyclopedia Vampirica Vol 1. Enzo went back to his computer to finish the plugin. Angela also entered the third trimester - and not at work! Angela reached Vampire Lore level 3. Enzo's plugin brought in $34. He also heard one of his tracks on the radio. Enzo settled in to make more plugins.

    Angela reached Vampire Lore level 4. She also had her fifth breakthrough while reading. When she finished, it was off to bed for her since she went to work first. Enzo's plugin netted him $40, and he started in on the next one. The next plugin earned him $32 and he headed into the kitchen to get some dinner as he had gotten hungry. Enzo also made the Astronauts club to give him more to do outside the house. It's only him and Liberty Lee right now, but it's a start. Enzo cleaned up his plate and then he too went to bed.

    And like the two of them, I think I'm off to bed as well - only to nap instead. Haven't really been getting good, quality sleep lately (not that I ever do, but this is worse) and I'm just totally wiped out constantly. Maybe being up early will put me back on a schedule, who knows? Anyway, Happy Simming!
  • WildIrishBansheeWildIrishBanshee Posts: 1,575 Member
    Finally got Island Living, and naturally made myself an Adam and Eve pair. They'll come into play eventually! Got to get to bed soon, but I wanted to see what happens next with Angela and Enzo - especially what they have for a baby!

    Swift

    Landgraab Main House - Enzo Landgraab, Angela Landgraab

    Big time jump because I installed IL or because I opened/closed the game. Never sure which it is, but I'm fairly certain it's the updates. Angela woke up and headed for the bathroom. Angela needs one more breakthrough for her promotion task, so off she went to read a book. Enzo woke and came downstairs to give Angela a hug. Then he called Liberty Lee on the phone - who is the only other person he knows right now. After talking to Liberty for a bit, he headed to his computer to make some more plugins. Angela got the last breakthrough she needed! She grabbed some applesauce before work. Angela also got a partnership offer - any video, or a Cooking video. Their royalty was $642.

    We joined Angela at work since it's not going to be long before we can't anymore. And by we I mean me. It is experimentation day at work. First Angela watered a plant in the garden, then she did a polite introduction to her co-worker Zoe Patel after which she did several interactions with Zoe. Angela and Zoe became Good friends. Then she went to tinker with a computer. That done she harvested what she could, and collected a microscope sample from the garden. Angela reached Gardening level 3. She kicked Eliza Pancakes off the microscope she was using so Angela could analyze her sample.

    Enzo headed off to work. We got a print of whatever Angela discovered on the microscope. Angela got hungry, so she bought herself a sandwich. As she was eating, she decided to go chat with Eliza. She talked to the robot and then brainstormed a bit. After asking Eliza for a crystal, she was done for the day. Time for her to head out collecting until her shift is over! Angela earned $804 and was promoted to Serum Sequencer! She was the first to arrive home, and now she needs 8 breakthroughs to be promoted. Good heavens.

    Angela headed inside to make a caesar salad. Of course, after she made and ate it, I remember that she had a partnership offer. Oops. So she turned on the drone and made a spinach frittata as well. Angela reached Gourmet Cooking level 4. Enzo came home from work and brought home $306. Enzo headed straight for the chess table to knock out his daily task. Angela reached Gourmet Cooking level 5. Finishing the frittata, she ended the recording and headed over to the video station to transfer it. When that was done, Angela edited it to the best of her ability. Angela reached Media Production level 2.

    And of course, as she was editing, Angela went into labor! Angela finished editing the video then it was baby time! She walked upstairs to the nursery to have the baby, as there was a cot waiting for the new addition. And I got my randomizer ready to roll! And it's a girl! We named her Bast, after the Egyptian Goddess. Hopefully, this isn't another string of girls - out of three households, I only have one heir!

    And on that note, I think I'm headed off to bed - a bit later than I wanted, but some RL stuff got in the way. Happy Simming!
  • WildIrishBansheeWildIrishBanshee Posts: 1,575 Member
    Someone, in their infinite wisdom, woke me up hours early. And I couldn't get back to sleep, despite not getting much before that. *sigh*

    Swift

    Landgraab Main House - Enzo Landgraab, Angela Landgraab, Bast Landgraab

    Angela tended to just born Bast. Enzo hit the bathroom right after his pre-parental panic. Angela reached Parenting level 1. Enzo went to finish the last plugin he was working on. And Vlad showed up at the door, but honestly, no one has time for him right now. Maybe if he's still around when Enzo finishes his plugin. Angela headed back downstairs to upload her video. Enzo received $30 for his plugin and he went to introduce himself to Vlad. Boy can't become a vampire without knowing at least one! Angela got $150 for her video and headed upstairs to tend to her garden. Enzo chatted with Vlad for a bit, then asked him to leave.

    After Vlad left, Enzo went into the kitchen to get himself some dinner. Angela headed to bed because she has to work in about 8 hours. After eating, Enzo went to admire himself in the mirror. Got to love confident sims! And this is about the time I realized that I had forgotten an entire room! Oh well, it can go in the basement. Enzo then headed to bed himself. Angela woke up a bit early due to Bast needing to be tended to. Angela reached Parenting level 2. She also became Good friends with Bast and reached Great reputation level. After tending to Bast, Angela headed for the bathroom to take care of her own needs.

    Enzo woke up and headed downstairs to his computer to make some more plugins. After using the bathroom, Angela went to clean up the kitchen. Then she went to read a book, hoping to trigger a breakthrough before work. Enzo earned $45 for his plugin and started on the next one. Enzo reached Programming level 5, which means he can now do side jobs - so this will be his last plugin. Their royalty was $698. Geekcon is in town, but neither can go due to work. We followed Angela to work today. Another experimentation day - so far I'm pretty good at these!

    The first thing Angela does is experiment on the chemistry lab. Angela got a breakthrough while experimenting. Angela had to find some metals and crystals to invent the simray, so out she went collecting. Back home, Enzo headed off to work, and Bast went to daycare. Angela found what she was looking for, and headed back inside to invent the simray. Angela successfully did so and named it Bob. She's having a bit of a slow day today, but it might just be a rough start. She chose Greeta as her freeze victim. Lost some reputation for that.

    Angela headed to the garden to get a plant sample then back outside to get more supplies for a satellite dish. She's not having much luck though - she's finding things, but not the common metals and crystals she needs! So many capsules...ugh. And her shift ends soon, and her bar isn't full. Don't ask me what Nancy Landgraab was doing in the middle of the desert...pretty sure I don't WANT to know. Angela analyzed a plant sample on the microscope. She got a print of her discovery. Then she analyzed a crystal. Angela earned $375 and headed home. She could have stayed late, but honestly, she wasn't feeling it.

    When Angela got home, she went straight to the kitchen for some food. Then Eve invites her out to Sunny Side Up Diner, which Angela gladly accepts. Eve wants to celebrate Angela's recent promotion, how sweet. When they arrived, Angela requested a table. From the names of the waitstaff, I'm guessing Sulani natives have taken over my worlds. Since the waiter was right there, they ordered. They both got a Red Nectar Blend and a Croissant. Angela and Eve chatted, getting to know one another all over again. Enzo came home with $1062 and a promotion to Technician! Angela and Eve were so busy chatting that Bjorn came over and stole Angela's croissant! So she got up and stole it back! Then Nancy stole Eve's croissant. Eve couldn't steal it back because Nancy was standing by their table eating it! So she's going to be like THAT in this save, is she?! Angela paid for the meal, a whopping $22 and headed home.

    And that's it for me right now, got things to do. Ugh, adulting. I shall return, but until then, Happy Simming!
  • WildIrishBansheeWildIrishBanshee Posts: 1,575 Member
    So tired, almost bedtime - it's been a long, long day.

    Swift

    Landgraab Main House - Enzo Landgraab, Angela Landgraab, Bast Landgraab

    Not too much energy to play this evening. Their kitchen got a bit of an upgrade, and they are now down to about 4k left in household funds. Enzo sat down to play chess and Angela went to create herself a social media profile. Enzo got distracted by a track, then refocused on his chess game - got to get that daily task taken care of! Angela headed upstairs to harvest her garden. Afterward, Angela did some collecting around the neighborhood. Enzo reached Logic level 5. Angela finished collecting and headed home to shower. Enzo finished his daily task and headed out jogging.

    And that's all the energy I have for now - hopefully, this translates into actual sleep. Happy Simming!
  • WildIrishBansheeWildIrishBanshee Posts: 1,575 Member
    Another really long day. But it's time to play!

    Swift

    Landgraab Main House - Enzo Landgraab, Angela Landgraab, Bast Landgraab

    Angela mopped up the puddle of water she made from her shower, then headed upstairs to get some sleep before work after tending to Bast. Enzo finished his jog and hopped into the shower. Enzo searched the pockets of the bathroom laundry basket, found $11, then took the clothes to the washing machine as they needed to be washed. He started the washer and went to get some sleep before work. Angela for some reason woke up when Enzo got into bed. Weird, as they are more than high enough in relationship to sleep together, as well as married. So Angela headed upstairs to harvest her garden and do any needed tending. Her snapdragons reverted to wild as well.

    Angela headed downstairs to use the bathroom when she finished tending to her garden. They received a rebate of $550. Angela then practiced the violin for a bit. Angela reached Violin level 5. Their royalty report was $791. We joined Angela at work again. It's another experimentation day. First thing she did was mix up a Red Hot Serum. And apparently, she has to be the guinea pig for this one. It didn't make her angry, she got a Weight Disposal moodlet instead. Doesn't sound good, that's for sure. She headed over to the invention doohickey to upgrade her simray. She can now transform objects on Bob. Then she upgraded the simray again. Now she can use it to mind control sims into changing their outfits.

    Angela asked Zoe for a metal, and Zoe had one to give. They chatted for a bit as well, since Angela had filled two out of three bars so far. Doing the required socializing filled Angela's bar, so she headed outside to do as much collecting as possible before her shift ended. Angela earned $609 and a vacation day today. She found some crystals and metals, but a lot of capsules and treasure maps - which are only useful on the off chance you finish crystals, metals or fossils before MySim trophies! Not a big fan, but gotta catch them all! When Angela arrived home, she called up Nathalie for a chat. They became friends over the phone.

    Mortimer Goth showed up, so Angela introduced herself. Morty is a stay at home Dad in this save, interesting. They chatted for a bit, then Angela got chilled so she headed inside to grab some dinner from the kitchen. Angela made a 1k donation to a charity she was asked to donate to - kind of wish they would have names! Enzo came home from work and brought home $432 and a vacation day. He immediately went jogging to get that fitness skill point he needs for a promotion. Angela headed to the living room to read a book to hopefully get her last breakthrough, and Eliza invited her out to a party at the Bluffs, but Angela declined cause she was too tired. Angela quickly got her eighth breakthrough, so she headed off to sleep after tending to Bast. Enzo finished his jog and went to play chess to take care of his daily task. Angela got her inventory cleared out for the most part, though we did keep the ingredients needed for the satellite dish in there.

    That's all the energy I have to play today, unfortunately. Happy 4th to my USA friends, and Happy Simming!
  • WildIrishBansheeWildIrishBanshee Posts: 1,575 Member
    Nothing on the agenda today, thank goodness! So nice at times to have a teenager, she wants to do things with her friends more than her family! So Momma is off the hook these days.

    Swift

    Landgraab Main House - Enzo Landgraab, Angela Landgraab, Bast Landgraab

    It's Bast's birthday today! Which means I finally get to see what she looks like! Enzo finished his daily task, and he went upstairs to the nursery to age up Bast. Apparently, Alyssa sent Bast a gift. Then it was straight into CAS to peek at what she aged into and get a picture! She is definitely a cutie. Oh, and she's a Clingy toddler too.

    Here is Bast as a toddler:
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    Time to buy some toddler stuff, since no one outfitted the nursery yet beyond the bassinet. Once that was done, Enzo read Bast to sleep. Enzo reached Parenting level 1. Bast acquired the Imagination skill. Bast fell asleep, and Enzo headed off to bed. Angela woke up and headed to the bathroom after a while - they were all sleeping at the same time! Angela cleaned up the kitchen, then she played a bit of Sims Forever. Enzo woke up and sent a happy text to Liberty Lee. Then he headed out for a jog, hoping to get that fitness point he needs.

    Angela wrote some research after playing her video game for a bit. Doesn't seem to do anything, so she updated her social media profile. She gained 20 followers for a new total of 782. Since she had new followers, she promoted her old videos to get some new views on them. Enzo finished his jog and came in to take a shower. Seriously, no skill point yet? Never takes this long! Now I have to decide whether or not to follow Angela to work - think I may do it for the next couple of shifts, but no more after that as Bast needs to get her skill points. But I'm just going to more or less take it one day at a time.

    Angela received a partnership offer - any video or a Neighborhood Footage video. Too bad there isn't enough time to get that one done before work. Angela headed downstairs to switch over the load of laundry if she makes it that far. Their royalty report was $816. When Angela got to work, it was a collection day. And Angela had the once clean clothes in her inventory - only they aren't clean anymore. She headed inside to collect a microscope sample, then she headed to the microscope to analyze it. She got a print of her discovery in inventory. She then tinkered with a computer. Dig sites had started to spawn at this point, so outside she went.

    Angela called the Geo Council about the Rose crystal she had gathered. She gathered some more, then headed back inside to analyze a metal. Enzo headed off to work back at home. While Angela was analyzing some pyrite, she found a new metal. Angela then went fishing for a bit She managed to catch a Guppy, which counted towards the daily task of finding collectibles. Then she went to another spawn point for more crystals and metals. Angela found all the collectibles needed, filled up two bars of her performance bar and finished the spawn point. So many little things to do on these days! Angela headed back to tinker with the coffee maker. If she doesn't fill her bar soon, she may have to stay late. And she managed to fill her bar! Maybe she'll get promoted, maybe not, but we did it! To celebrate, she gets to spend more time collecting. Angela's day ended with her earning $993 and a promotion to Technicalogical Innovator.

    And on that note, I'm off to take a short nap. Getting a bit of a headache going on. Happy Simming!
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