Checking on the new goals:
House 006 Building Goals: 350,000 value home (8 beds, one of them a double minimum) - I chose the extreme challenge and started with 0 simoleons. - at 129k now House 006 Generational Goals: One sim to Level Mansion Baron Aspiration Young adult heir Other Info: After Mansion Baron aspiration is achieved, build a night club on the blue velvet lot in willow creek.
I will start by saying this will be a slightly abbreviated post.. simply because I got zoned out playing so many sims that I forgot to take many screenshots (plus I just kept screenshotting the same things over and over.. that’s all they do is work and skill.) With that said.. here we go!
We’ll start with a “what is everyone doing?”…
Kelsie is skilling cooking and mixology for her career.
Jennie is done with skilling painting, so she’s skilling logic for her Master of the Real. She still paints to add to the house’s collection, but logic is important too!
Trace is writing new comedy routines and then refining them and performing them to an empty room. It’s sort of sad, really.. but it’s leveling his comedy skill, so it’s all good.
Mika and Taylor just aged up to adult. I only got the picture of one of them.. who knows why I forgot the other! Their birthday is the same day as Jennie’s, but due to work schedules the aging up process happened at wildly different times during the day. (Notice that the walls have actually been painted down here!)
Taylor is programming.. why?
Because he’s got the skills to hack lots of money into the household accounts.
Jennie’s birthday shot. She went right back to painting.. what a good girl. Half the current house value is probably due to her paintings!
Taylor at his computer again.. but this time it’s to remind me to add in this image…
Yay! He’s lucky to have one he can finish (as opposed to Jennie’s and Melany’s.)
I loved this shot of their new garden at night.. it looks so pretty! I’ll give a full house tour at the end of this house, because it’s really shaping up to be an awesome house!
… Yikes! All that work on the house hurts when you get to Monday and bills being due!
Mika is hard at work…
Being pretty much the primary breadwinner for this house. She makes over 6k PER DAY in royalties. Pretty much puts to shame any money anyone else can bring in. (Of course, we still have the garden making about that every few days, too.. they’re definitely not hurting for money.)
Finally, a shot of Melany doing what she seems to be addicted to doing.. playing basketball. I can set her to doing something else, but as soon as I turn my back.. she’s back to the hoops.
Now that the house value is up over 200k, (and yes, the upstairs is STILL bare of anything but a few beds and a couple bathrooms and bare offices.) it’s time to make the heir. I waited so long for the heir in the fear that I wouldn’t be able to get the funds to upgrade the house.. but I clearly shouldn’t have worried about it with what Mika’s making! It just means there will be a lot of waiting around taking pictures of the kids.
Since there’s still room in the house, I’ll have to assume there’s no twins in Mika’s future.. and I allowed Trace and Jennie to get pregnant, too. Two toddlers at once should keep me busy.. and it’ll be fun to watch the two cousins grow up.
Now it’s Trace and Melany’s birthday… she’s at work during this shot, but we’ll see her later.
Mika, are you SURE you’re not having twins? You’re huge! No rest for my sims.. and no vacation days. Both pregnant women worked all the way through their pregnancy and didn’t miss a minute of work. I’m not sure how I got that to work out.. but juggling everything to keep their needs high was interesting.
The promised shot of Melany aging up to adult. She seems to have very few screenshots of her, she’s always playing basketball or being roped into gardening by me.
Jennie painted THIS while pregnant. My husband’s initial comment was “is she going to birth a little demon?!” .. and I couldn’t stop laughing. I’ve never seen this particular painting show up on an easel. It went into a place of honor in Mika’s writing office.
Oh my gosh!! Hooray! Our heir isn’t BLUE! .. But it is a girl.. AGAIN. Her name is Ariana.. and we’ll just have to wait to see how cute she is.
And here is Cole Sherwood. (I went with his dad’s last name.)
This was taken just in case.. because standing in a puddle while fixing a sparking appliance seems really safe. (haha)
Mika’s feeding the mailbox more books…
And now she’s done with her aspiration! Congrats Mika! (Back to Mansion Baron now.)
Look who grew up?? She couldn’t be any cuter! (I will make another note from the future here.. technically this is not my first drifter toddler “milestone”, since, while waiting for my new computer – you may notice the graphics quality is definitely higher on this than my old computer – it also doesn’t bug out and freeze with 8 sims in a house… luckily.. anyway, I started a second “Drifter” save, the “Travelers” (link above if you’re curious, it’s told as a story instead of commentary-style like this) – and they had a toddler before there were toddlers in this house 6.)
.. But she definitely looks like she’ll be a trouble maker with that expression. Her first day was spent saying “no” to whatever mommy Mika wanted her to do. And she’s a “charmer” .. haha!
Another cutie! Cole’s Angelic.. and likes following daddy Trace around. We’ll see how they grow up next post!
Oh yeah.. one more check of this… Almost there! (Although for some reason, she got Mansion Baron achievement when I loaded the house back up to get this screenshot. Who knows why.. but I’ll make sure the value is over 350k by the time the heir is grown.. such a LONG time to wait!) .. Oh.. and those 15k violins? I don’t have a single one in the house!
(That’s what a 342k house looks like in bills. Glad I’m not living there!)