Before I get started on house 002, I want to say where my finished houses are on the gallery. My first house is up now, look under #thrallsdrifter.
My starting stats for house 002: Meet Xander Drifter!
(His aspiration is outdoor enthusiast, which he can’t start on until the next heir is a child… this should be interesting.)
I did manage to get some skills on him while he was a teen through group activities.
I love this shot of him … And why is he tense, you ask? (other than being completely broke…)
…. Well this should be fun! (sarcasm since he’s got no fun at the moment.. I foresee a lot of fishing to start out!)
And… here goes nothing:
House 002 Building Goal: 40k value home (2 bedroom, 1 bath minimum) House 002 Generational Goals: Marry in an NPC, Outdoor Enthusiast Aspiration complete, YA aged heir
Once again, we start on a completely empty lot with no cash, and since his fun is completely tanked, I have him play some on his phone before he can do anything else.
Then, we send him to fish since none of the digsite spawners are up yet and plants are still growing.
Our sleep area until we can afford a cot.. looks comfy, right?
.. And this is what we’re reduced to. Since there’s no grill in the area, and his hunger was low… it was more important that he have food from a cooler than getting a toilet (couldn’t afford the toilet yet anyway). Now it’s time to collect dirty bowls.
And start a garden. My chrysanthemum garden made me so much money in the last episode that I started this garden out with snapdragons (which are worth the same as chrysanthemums).
Oh, look who we found wandering around the neighborhood: Xander’s sister Kiara. Good for social!
.. And helping out watering the garden.
While wandering the neighborhood, I spy Grimmy – apparently he likes fishing!
The next day, I happen to notice a mailman uniform on a pretty girl, and I immediately have Xander drop everything to go meet her. Her name is Shaina Montalvo.. and she looks good! Unfortunately, the first trait we discover is dislikes children.. but she can deal with it. The second trait is loves outdoors, which is a good thing since we’ll be spending so much time outside. She looks like a good option for our NPC spouse – I’ll count that as a score!
After a few days of collecting, here’s what our lot looks like.. we JUST bought the sink and the shower, so he has lots of dirty bowls to clean up, and he’s heading in to de-grungify.
The very next time I see Shaina wandering (not in uniform this time), I start up a romance.. she seems to be receptive to Xander, as well, which is good.
Another couple of days of collecting and I feel we’ve got a good enough start to bring Shaina into the family. As per the rules, I move her in with marriage instead of the “move in” interaction.. and she agreed first try! Yay!
Here’s her stats.. and you can just see that Lindsey, our founder and Xander’s mom has passed on. Kinda sad, but I knew she was near her time when I moved Xander out.
The day after the wedding: I immediately get Shaina helping out on our just-expanded garden. Help makes the gardening go faster. In the background, you can see I’ve bought them the double air mattress and walled in the bathroom (but no roof.. because that’s silly on such a tiny house!) She spent the night playing with her phone, talking to people walking by, and finally dancing on our new stereo. Luckily the stereo outside our “front door” didn’t wake Xander, because Shaina just didn’t seem tired for more than a brief nap.
And I think I’ll leave it there for today.. more tomorrow, probably!