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House 004 Building Goals: 50,000 value home (2 bedroom, 1 bath min) - ..well at least we have a roof House 004 Generational Goals: Level 10 Rocket Science skill Level 10 Scientist career - level 6 currently Travel to Sixam & bring back at least 6 unique items Befriend an alien and move them in (complete) Young adult Heir
As you can see by the title shot… we now have a house. An actual house. It still needs paint and floor textures… and a lot of decor, but at least we have a real house.
.. I figured it was about time to start working on the Rocket Science skill… and I talked some others into helping.
.. Well, so much for harvesting the garden….
The expanded kitchen. Also, because I don’t think I’ve mentioned it.. this is the first time I’ve put that talking toilet into one of my sims’ homes. It’s slightly annoying.. not because it talked, but because my Alien friend spend half her day talking to it, tying up the bathroom. LOL. The other half the day, she reads or plays chess.
Nice uniform! .. Which means…
Another promotion! Level 7! Gotta start thinking about the heir soon. (Later, I spend nearly a half hour on pause while I debate getting her pregnant at like 7 days before adult or waiting another week. I figure the best time to do the birth is plan for it on a sunday, but WHICH sunday becomes a huge dilemma. I even bring in my hubby’s opinion on it (which about half that half hour is explaining the options.. lol) .. I KNOW I can get the goals done if I wait a week. However, will I have to watch Caitlin die and leave the heir floundering while waiting to age up?? – possibly. However, if I didn’t wait, will I have enough time to set the house up like I want and get all the goals done? .. maybe. Eventually, I decide to wait. I’ll just have to make sure to have at least one more pregnancy to give me as much time as possible for the heir to grow up. .. Which means crossing my fingers on not too many multiple births from the ley line lot trait… eeks.)
This awkward photo is what reminds me that poor Elias aged up to adult without a cake. 1, I forgot. and 2, I don’t exactly have a stove yet…
… Paying bills yet again. While Ms. Alien takes out the trash (as usual.. she cleans a LOT.)
… We now have an upstairs. No doors except to their bedroom, and very limited lighting.. but it’s an upstairs. …And if you squint hard enough at the dark photo, you can see I have the satellite and a new observatory on the roof of the home laboratory. From this point on, it’s a toss up as to whether you’ll find Adelyn or Elias up there looking at the sky. It’s definitely usually one of them!
The updated downstairs/lab. I added a study off to the side of the house, too, but can’t afford anything to go in it yet. Also.. still working on getting all the windows bought.
The heir is on the way! Unfortunately, it took two tries, but at least she’s finally pregnant.
The next night, I manage to afford a rocket for at home, and have everyone out there working on it. Yep, in the middle of the night.. because harvesting took a while.. and everyone seemed to be up anyways for who knows what reason.
.. Yet another awkward photo. Yep. Adelyn grew up. Without a cake. I still don’t have a stove and I “broke the bank” on getting the rocket ship. So yeah…. poor alien.
The very next day.. I rectify the stove issue. And immediately make sure there’s enough food in the fridge so they don’t go setting the house on fire.
Oh yeah, we finally have a couch. And a TV. Elias seems to be wondering why it took me so long.
It’s the weekend… so they can work on the rocket in the sunshine.
Complete! …. Now to adjust the landing stabilizers because I can’t go to space while pregnant. Waahhh. Perhaps making sure the rocket is space worthy first is better, though. After having one sim in another game come crashing down and die, I decided no flying without landing stabilizers anymore. It may or may not help.. but it’s the principle of the matter. LOL.
So.. yeah.. I contacted the aliens. And they showed up en masse. In the middle of the night.
… and apparently scared poor Caitlin into labor.
So here goes.. wonder how many I’ll get??
Two. Thank goodness it’s not three. After the alien fiasco (they left just as she was giving birth), she just didn’t have any energy left. And yep, both of them are crying. Where are my helpers when I need them?!
… Playing chess. Again. I showed her plumbbob because 1, it’s cool looking.. and 2, I was sorta in a state of shock.
.. Because I’ve never had an “idiot” (unplayed, on AI) sim max out a skill on their own. I had no idea it was even possible. Seems waiting to get a TV paid off, eh?
The babies taken care of for now.. it’s now Caitlin’s birthday. It seems since I forgot everyone else’s birthday, they’re going to ignore Caitlin’s.
.. Or maybe not. WTG tiger-striped (from illness) alien. I’m not entirely sure what Caitlin is complaining about, but I think it’s hunger pains. I make her get some real food and toss out the fattening cake. Ever since I stopped letting my sims eat all the birthday cakes they make I stopped having fat sims. LOL… seems to work for them.. maybe I can try it for me next.
… I have twins… REALLY?!? Right now?! … Bye Caitlin. Well, actually, this was her being dropped back off with a focused moodlet because she had a good time.
While she was gone, it appears Adelyn has a new obsession. Or maybe she just decided she’d play nanny. One way or the other, I sure appreciate it. (although arguing over who’s going to stand in front of the bassinet is obnoxious.)
.. Well hey. She needs fun skill and the babies are sleeping. To infinity and beyond! Hehe.
.. Work never seemed so inviting. I show this picture because I think the impromptu graveyard at work is hilarious. She’s giving Masato (a coworker I briefly considered marrying) a slimify serum to test it.
Ah jeez. Not again.. It anyone else having trouble getting sims to extinguish themselves? .. The “on fire” moodlet won’t cancel.. luckily there’s always someone at the lab to put her out.
.. But she sure doesn’t seem happy about the results. HAHA.
After all the midnight shenanigans lately.. she came home with NO energy and babies to age up. I hurried up and bought her a sleep replacement. Hate spending the points like that.. but you gotta do what you gotta do.
Our heir. ANOTHER girl! What are the odds of that so many times in a row?? Meet Taylor.
And Regan in the pretty dress. Hard to tell, but I *think* they both have two different shades of red hair (I think Taylor’s is the darker.. but it’s hard to say for sure without sending them through CAS).. and I think it’s the exact same style. Thank goodness the clothes are different!!
With the age up in the middle of the night and wrestling two twins who were NOT tired into bed.. I 1, forgot to buy high chairs, and 2, somehow wasn’t able to pick “join” when Caitlin went to work. So the missing high chairs immediately became a problem because without them, nobody would feed the twins. So I put them in, and breathed a sigh of relief only when both started eating. Oh yeah.. and that elephant on the table was what Caitlin made for the Nerd Brain aspiration on the woodworking bench.
… She’s falling asleep standing up.. but she’s at level 9 of the scientist career! It may be a while before she gets 10 because of babies and toddlers to take care of.. but she’s at least there. Pretty sure I’ll have plenty of time, because the plants are really starting to make money.
.. Poor Caitlin. Another Sleep Replacement was necessary. Otherwise there was no way I could get the toddlers in bed.
..See? They’re up watching TV.
.. And taking this picture reminded me that 1, I had some 9k in the bank and 2.. I still hadn’t painted anything. So here goes…
The upstairs… (still has work to do, but at least walls and floors are done)
…And the downstairs. (Again, still needs work. *points at the empty study*)
A quick check of goals shows that the heir is a toddler, level 9 of Scientist, level 4 rocket science, alien friend moved in, and the house is at 71.5k. Unrelated to goals… Caitlin is pregnant again and has maxed out her gardening skill.
Well, time for some family time with MY family.. and then I’ll get back to work on my simmies. I’m glad I took a break to put these post together.. that was a LOT of screenshots to sort and tag. *smiles*
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