ALBIT BY MAYBE SOME VOODOO MAGIC MY SIMS PROBLEM HAS RESOLVED ITSELF!!!!!! I am ecstatic. 5th times the charm I suppose because I uninstalled and reinstalled again planing on just starting a new family but ALAS when I loaded up the game my families were still there... even though the files reasonably should have been deleted... I tried to load one up and HOORAY it loaded FINE AND COMPLETELY no issues!!!! YAY YAY YAY YAY happy simming for me today!!!