After a few busy thanksgiving days away I am back to the forums. I was not surprised by the warm welcome but it was still lovely! I have learned so much by reading the responses to other posters' questions, and that has made my game so much more fun! The last real gem for me was learning about using the room mates option to grab sims for the bin. For some reason the npc sims in my games have almost always been attractive and now I can pair them up with my own in game sims. Again, thanks to all in this warm & wonderful community!