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Ramblers House 010 Chapter 1

House 009 Chapter 7 < | > House 010 Chapter 2

First, we need to see what our new goals are:

House 010 Building Goals: 
2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom home worth at least $50k Simoleons
*Include a pool and a designated personal workout area
House 010 Generational Goals: 
Max Wellness Skill
Max Gourmet Cooking Skill
Eat "healthy" for the whole generation
Raise the heir to Young Adult age

… Doesn’t seem too bad.

Then, Cassidy gets her makeover.

I did change her hair to be more with the healthy, fit theme. And all her clothes were changed. She also had grey eyebrows.. and it was annoying me, so I changed them to match. She’s gorgeous!

Then, we check on her inventory, sell everything, get rid of our money.. and check her stats panels.

Lastly, I roll for lot traits.

And.. with that.. we’re ready to play!

Since this is the second house in this neighborhood, things are up to harvest, which is a big help.

After harvesting, we have enough for the all-important toilet.

We find mom walking around, and she cheers on our house 10 attempts.

… Then shortly after she leaves, I get this notice. Darn. RIP Eva!

I finally decide to get Cassidy a job. I picked Military because she can work on fitness and work from home. Seems like something she’d be into.

Her first job task: go jogging. So we get that done.

Her lot contents as she heads to her first day at work. She’s not doing too bad.

Working on wellness. Going to be spending a lot of time doing this in this house. Meanwhile, I’ve been watching for Young Adult males… unsuccessfully, I might add. And starting to get a little worried I’ll have to go with an adult.

Then.. I spot two of them, at the same time. We meet both, and get started on finding out their traits. One leaves, but it’s the other I’m more interested in, anyway.

His name is Keon, and he’s got pretty good traits.. so we start the romance train.

Success!

… And yay for a full “fun” bar. Thanks, Keon!

So far, we’ve been feasting on strawberries for food.

After she heads to work, Keon wakes up and I finally get a good look at him without his hat. He’s cute!

After work, Cassidy meets up with Dad. I find it funny that I was so worried about him dying before finishing his career, and he’s now lived past his wife.

The proposal….

… is a success! So, Meet Keon Gale!

See? I told you. Perfect traits. He’s a vegetarian, too!

He’s apparently born in game, which is kinda cool. Here’s his family.

And he’s older than us, but that’s okay.

Working on fitness for work.

We have to buy a cooler for Keon, since feeding him strawberries is out.

Shortly after, I’m able to afford a kitchen of sorts and start working on her cooking skill for the house goals.

Keon finds the yoga mat.

… He seems to like it.

We get invited to the spice festival, and I take advantage of it to harvest and sell the produce from there. I keep waffling about starting a garden, but I think I’ve finally decided not to.

Such a cute screenie of them at the festival. I love this couple!

Selling all the stuff from collection runs, plus our promotions, and we have the beginnings of a living room. Both immediately start with the book reading/leaving books everywhere, which will annoy me, but I’ll deal with it.

Keon apparently decides he wants to work out in the middle of the night.

And with that, our first week is over. See you next post!

House 009 Chapter 7 < | > House 010 Chapter 2

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Ramblers House 009 Chapter 7

House 009 Chapter 6 < | > House 010 Chapter 1

Checking on our goals:

House 009 Building Goals: 
Build a disguised underground lair with no ground floor walls
(I think I can consider this complete)
House 009 Generational Goals: 
Level 10 Diamond Agent branch of the Secret Agent career on The Drifter
Level 11 of the Villain branch of the Secret Agent Career on The Secondary Sim
At Level 4 Field Agent, add a Gym to Burners and Builders in Oasis Springs
Raise the heir to Young Adult age (must take Vegetarian trait)

Welcome back! I play most of this on speed three… because the only things left are career promotions, skilling, and watching the kids grow. So not many pics were taken over the three weeks of sim time, and I’m going to squash it all into one post. That being said, this was a hairy ride here at the end. I BARELY made it, as you’ll see. I thought it was going to be my first house fail. And I was NOT looking forward to re-doing it!

Also, when I loaded this up… I realized I never rolled for lot traits. >,< … oops. So here they are.

And now.. here’s how the end went down…

To help with Karson’s athletic skill, we take all but the toddler to the Gym. Eva and Cassidy enjoy swimming together in the pool.

… While Karson works his tail-end off up here.

Cassidy.. how dare you!

Um.. Eva.. Brynlee’s looking upset. Maybe you should put her down??

Jack comes back to haunt fairly regularly. Luckily the worst he does is startle people and eat the alive-dogs’ food.

Hazley turns elder while her son, Cole, looks on.

And Karson ages up to elder. Seems very early. And I only got him to level 7 (almost 8) fitness for his aspiration.. now what.. I also realize he’s only on level 8 of his career, and needs to get to level 11!!! So he NEEDS to finish that physical aspiration to have even a chance to live long enough to finish his career. And not much of a chance. All those times I forgot to put him on “hard work” really hurt me in the long run.

Eva’s sisters start dying, one by one. So she’s perpetually sad for a while.

Good dog, Cole!

I’m not sure who’s having more fun with this play session, but it looks like it’s Karson… not the toddler.

Hazley ends up being sick. So off to the vet again.

Brynlee looks very confused about what her mother’s doing. I am, too….

What’s this mean?

One goal done!! Eva’s at max career now.

Cole runs away. Spoiler: he comes back.

Just in time to be an elder doggie.

It’s that time!

Rolled randomly. Per the rules, I’ll take the vegetarian trait at the YA birthday.

Oh, and Karson is in his swimsuit because I sent him to Sulani beaches to swim his rear end off. With moodlet solvers to get rid of the pulled muscles along the way, he got to level ten fitness.. (over the course of 2-3 days) and therefore long life. It’s the most I can do for him. He’s also got all his skills completed for all the promotions.. and he does his daily task every day. But I’m still afraid he won’t make it.

Yes, Eva, your eldest is a teenager. Don’t know what she’s actually bugging out about.. but that seems a likely thing to be worried about.. 🙂

Everyone is at work/school when Hazley crosses the Rainbow Bridge. Even Cole misses it because he was sleeping.

Our little graveyard.

Cole’s turn at the vet.

I pushed her too hard on getting skills for an “A”…. poor Cassidy. Brynlee seems to be reveling in his discomfort, even though I know she’s not an evil sim.

Hey, guys… look who’s still around!?!!  HAHAHA!

Yeah! Go, Cole!

Eva.. that was supposed to be your birthday cake. *takes cake away* Bad sim.

… And that’s the second attempt. Now Eva’s looking annoyed. But she didn’t try to eat it this time….

… Cassidy did. *takes cake away*. AGAIN.

Oh, yeah, friendly reminder today is also harvestfest. Karson goes to work anyway because he needs those promotions.

I figured maybe it was the white cake jynxing me. So I baked a chocolate cake. Success.

The maid looks inordinately happy about Eva’s birthday. It’s not like they EVER talk…. and: Spoiler: that maid gets stuck in “celebrate” mode.. and has to eventually be reset.

See? Stuck maid.

Cole loves trash, and I hardly ever SEE him in it, so I never get him trained away from it. So he gets a lot of baths.

Family homework party. I tend to take photos when everyone’s in one spot, because it happens so rarely.

Like this one. Everyone decided to get leftovers at the same time. … And then actually all sat down to eat.

We lose our final pupper. 😦  Although I won’t miss cleaning up the hair piles and poo everywhere!!

Karson is very sad.

Winterfest gifts. Brynlee’s looking evil in this picture because she decided to prank the gifts with everyone standing around the tree… needless to say, she got embarrassed because she got caught. Obviously!

A Winter cake for a winterfest birthday.

Brynlee’s traits and aspiration were rolled randomly. Although they did have to be re rolled once due to rolling a vampire wish. LOL. Just NO.

She looks unimpressed.

And… it’s Sunday. Cassidy ages up on Monday (and monday is a day off work for the agents, anyway)… and that checkmark for promotion showed up literally 30 sim-minutes from the end of work. Talk about cutting it close!!

However.. that’s all but Cassidy’s aging up party.

.. Which is the next day. I let her get her needs up and then cancel her out of going to school to age her up on the ready cake.

Here’s what she ended up with trait-wise. Who knows what she’ll be doing in the next house.. but hopefully the quick learner trait will help her!

House 009 Building Goals: 
Build a disguised underground lair with no ground floor walls 
(I think I can consider this complete) 
House 009 Generational Goals: 
Level 10 Diamond Agent branch of the Secret Agent career on The Drifter 
Level 11 of the Villain branch of the Secret Agent Career on The Secondary Sim 
At Level 4 Field Agent, add a Gym to Burners and Builders in Oasis Springs 
Raise the heir to Young Adult age (must take Vegetarian trait)

House complete!!  … oh, and…. Just in case you’re curious, here’s final skills, traits, jobs, and the house/funds.

Karson:

Eva:

Final funds:

Final bunker/house value:

And House pics:

(Yep, I know they have mail!) Anyway.. see you in House 10!

House 009 Chapter 6 < | > House 010 Chapter 1

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Ramblers House 009 Chapter 6

House 009 Chapter 5 < | > House 009 Chapter 7

Checking on our goals:

House 009 Building Goals: 
Build a disguised underground lair with no ground floor walls
(I think I can consider this complete)
House 009 Generational Goals: 
Level 10 Diamond Agent branch of the Secret Agent career on The Drifter
Level 11 of the Villain branch of the Secret Agent Career on The Secondary Sim
At Level 4 Field Agent, add a Gym to Burners and Builders in Oasis Springs
Raise the heir to Young Adult age (must take Vegetarian trait) (child)

Welcome back!

Bathing a dog in a dirty bathtub. Seems counter-intuitive. After this picture, I make Eva upgrade the plumbing with self-cleaning.

Cassidy.. you do realize that all you’re doing is blocking the adults from actually taking CARE of the screaming baby, right??

Fixing that dollhouse that got broke last chapter…

Playing with the dog. Doing something useful.

Looks like learning Mental skill is giving Cassidy a headache. LOL I relate.

Doing his work task, browsing the intelligence database.

She decided randomly to use this.. and got logic 9 all on her own.

It’s springfest.. so they’re gardening for the holiday I set up. They also go hunting for eggs and cleaning the house. There’s always plenty to clean up, even with the maid coming all the time, so that works out.

Chatting up Blarffy. He’s always good for the social skill.

Cole watching Cassidy helping out by mopping while Eva finishes up with a sink upgrade. Cassidy seems to clean a lot, strangely enough.

.. And poke at her sister, Brynlee. I realize just now that I STILL hadn’t introduced the baby.

And she’s now a toddler. Sigh. She’s pretty darn cute, though!

Who’s cuter.. the dogs? Or the toddler… tough choice.

And this is what I deal with constantly. Watching to stop the dog fights. Aggressive dogs are rather annoying.

Aww.. sister playtime!

New year’s resolution complete – Karson finally got a promotion!

And can start on the path to becoming a villain. Man, I hope I have enough time to max that career….

They take a cute picture, though. Too bad it’s dark outside.

Another dog fight.. and why is there dog puke on the floor?

.. Turns out Jack is sick again. Back to the vet.

We oughta have a discount plan here, I’m tellin you what…

Maybe he’ll finish his aspiration.. but I doubt it. He never sticks to exercising for long. And I forget about it.

Sure.. take it out on the doggie. Hazley seems unimpressed.

Annnddd.. toddler down! Medic! Wait, no, she’s just sleeping. Poor thing.

The whole family. In a clean room. Wonder what the dogs are doing?? Getting into trouble, most likely.

Eva needs Charisma for work .. so back to the mirror.

Both parents are at work.. so they’re missing the moodlets.. but .. oh.. no.. Jack. 😦

The nanny is the first to show up. Cassidy is too busy eating.

But the fish eye that Brynlee is giving Grimm is hilarious.

Aww.. So sad. The feels! I feel so bad for all the little simmies.

Cute little urn, though.

And then Brynlee yells at Grimm, making him go “AHH Toddler attack!” and I about lose it laughing. Brynlee is clearly not impressed with Grimm taking her pet!

Brynlee is a toddler of many emotions, but mostly grumpiness. Here she is complaining about learning her flash cards. Look closely, the eyes give away the mood. LOL.

Hey! Not on the dog! *dies laughing* Ok, so it totally looked like she was pouring paint on Hazley.

…And Hazley seemed to enjoy it? Also, why make a disaster if you’re just going to clean it up…?

Good doggy. Get that vampire! Our front door is dangerous.

Whew.. everyone is sleeping.

.. And yes.. I mean everyone. It’s safe to save and move on to the next save. See you next time!

House 009 Chapter 5 < | > House 009 Chapter 7

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Ramblers House 009 Chapter 5

House 009 Chapter 4 < | > House 009 Chapter 6

Checking on our goals:

House 009 Building Goals: 
Build a disguised underground lair with no ground floor walls
House 009 Generational Goals: 
Level 10 Diamond Agent branch of the Secret Agent career on The Drifter
Level 11 of the Villain branch of the Secret Agent Career on The Secondary Sim
At Level 4 Field Agent, add a Gym to Burners and Builders in Oasis Springs
Raise the heir to Young Adult age (must take Vegetarian trait)

Welcome back! I know it’s been forever.. but the important thing is, I’m back to playing now. I load up the game.. and instead of it being Sunday morning like I expected.. it’s Tuesday morning…??  I have no idea when I played those spare days.. or where the pictures went.. so we’ll just go with it.

Well, Thanks, Karson. Although the maid would have gotten it…

Eva playing with little Cassidy.

Somebody wore the dogs out. So cute!

Eva.. are you paying attention to the game, the conversation, or the TV?…

Decorating the tree.. while the maid complains about the trash.. that she dropped. Sigh.

Karson downstairs working on his aspiration.

Block time!

There’s so much going on in this photo, I barely know where to start. Presents opening.. a dog asking for a bath.. the other two dogs about to attack the vampire at the “front door”…

So very adorable. I love this kid!

Such a cute face.. although the dog looking sideways at Cassidy is pretty funny, too.

Getting to know the nanny while mom and dad are at work.

Didn’t get a picture of Eva, because she was (technically) at work when she completed this. I evolved a plant. LOL.

The TV is on.. clearly meant for the toddler… but where’s the toddler??

… Making a disaster of the living room, of course. Those hair piles are always everywhere with more than one hairy dog in the house, too.

I caught a dog aging up!

Aww.. Jack. 😦 He’s still adorable, though.

.. Shouldn’t someone be watching Cassidy? Oh yeah. They’re expecting again. So Eva isn’t just getting chubby. Not sure why I didn’t get a picture of that, but oh well.

.. Oh wait. Hazley and Cole are. Nevermind.

Why is it when one dog needs a bath.. they all seem to need a bath..

Jack had fleas. See the one jumping off of him? .. Luckily we have enough to pay for the expensive treatment this time.. so no torture cone for Jack.

Um… kitty? There’s nothing in there.

Oh, no! Our sister, Chantal, is an elder now!

.. And she broke our computer. Rude!

Eva didn’t make it to the bathroom. Because she was stopping the dogs from fighting.. and then they did this. I guess they’re still friends? LOL.

Be careful, there, Eva! Yay for level five handiness.

Oh, no… Hazley is running away..!

.. I completely agree with you, Eva. Don’t worry. She’ll be back. We sent out a notice.

The toilet breaks..

.. And Eva spins into her work outfit.. right as she goes into labor. I have her take Family Leave instead. I think she deserves it.

Cassidy.. are you staging a complaint against your new baby sister?

.. Even if you are.. it’s time to grow up!

… To a grump, apparently. It’s clearly past someone’s bedtime. But I DID get Top Notch Toddler for Cassidy. Maxed all her skills. Barely, but we did.

And on that note.. Everyone heads to bed. I stopped a day late.. but since we started three days late, I figured I was okay to go until the birthday. (And Hazley getting home. Which she did… thank goodness.. because my game always bugs out if I save and exit when a dog is “running away”). See you next time!

House 009 Chapter 4 < | > House 009 Chapter 6

New Posting Schedule

I’ve decided to start a new posting schedule. Since I have seven stories (currently), it’s perfect to focus on one of them per day. In a perfect world, I’ll be able to get more than one post out of a play session and get a couple of these stories moving along a little bit faster (Stories in question: townie rotation for SURE, the Master Simmer since it’s 26+ generations, and the Ramblers, again, because there’s so many generations to go still.)

On another note, I’ll be taking a “break” the first week of every month for building challenges, and to pull out my Settlers challenge I have on hiatus. (That will start next month) This month, the “break week” is more getting caught up on my Tails of Sulani story, because I’ve played way ahead of where I’ve posted and need the catch-up time. In other words, expect this full schedule to start next Monday. *grin*

Just for informative purposes, I will also be posting this schedule on my “home” page, so it’s easily accessible and you can see what’s coming.

Monday – Thrall’s Master Simmer Play & post 1
Tuesday – Tails of Sulani (Mermaid Legacy) Play & Post / Townie Rotation post 1
Wednesday – The Ramblers (Drifter Challenge) Play & Post 1
Thursday – Those Crazy Irish (ISBI) Play & Post / Townie Rotation post 2
Friday – Island Spirits (Sulani History Challenge) Play & Post / Master Simmer post 2
Saturday – Townie Rotation Play & Post 3 / Ramblers post 2
Sunday – Foreshadowed Sunset (Vampire Lineage) Play & Post

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Ramblers House 009 Chapter 4

House 009 Chapter 3 < | > House 009 Chapter 5

Checking on our goals:

House 009 Building Goals: 
Build a disguised underground lair with no ground floor walls
House 009 Generational Goals: 
Level 10 Diamond Agent branch of the Secret Agent career on The Drifter
Level 11 of the Villain branch of the Secret Agent Career on The Secondary Sim
At Level 4 Field Agent, add a Gym to Burners and Builders in Oasis Springs
Raise the heir to Young Adult age (must take Vegetarian trait)

Welcome back! It’s time for the heir… or at least we’ll see them in this post.

We start out with Eva gardening.. as usual.

But at least now she’s completed gardening.

Karson working on his logic skill.

… It;s that time. Hoping for an heir. Spoiler: it fails.

So let’s try again!

Baby on the way!!

After the usual initial grumbling, Karson decides it might be a good idea after all.

Bills paid. I don’t think money is going to be an issue in this house.

Jack?? What on earth is wrong with you…?

So Jack goes to the vet.

HAHAHA! Never seen that one before. We’re not exactly rolling in money, though, so we opt for the basic treatment. Sorry about the cone, buddy.

Cones apparently don’t get in the way of ball time!

Or training.

Just because this house wasn’t exciting enough.. I adopted another dog. Another Aggressive dog (and Hairy, and a Troublemaker). This is Hazley, a Doberman Pincher. Maybe we can get puppies!

Jack wonders why mommy is working so hard.

“Well.. Hi, there! Wanna play?”

Jack keeping watching while Hazley gets into trouble.

Hardly looks like she’s pregnant from the front. I assure you, she still is!

Playtime!

Puppies? .. Spoiler: Nope.

See? Told you she’s pregnant. And taking a sleep replacer. She needed one. Badly.

The dogs having trouble routing to attack the local vampire reminds me I need to spend some money and upgrade the home… So I do.

No more metal floors and walls.

And yes, I added a room for the upcoming baby.

Labor pains….

Welcome to a little baby girl, Cassidy!

Karson giving pie to his Harvestfest gnome.

Eva seems surprised that her future cube worked.

Give. Me. Puppies….!

Yay!!

The last gnome refused to give seeds.. and broke most of the bathroom in the process.

Happy birthday, Eva!

Welcome to Cole! What an adorable bundle of fluff. Eva is cleaning up puppy poo behind them, which I thought was funny.

Hazley chasing off the neighbors.

Spooky fest trick-or-treat.

Hazley is running away… *sad face* Don’t worry, she comes back pretty quick.

Cassidy grows up to be a blonde Charmer. Aww..

See? I told you Hazley comes back. Cassidy loves her puppies.

While Cole looks on longingly.

Cole.. don’t you think that bed is a little big for you?

Jack listening very carefully to whatever Cassidy is saying.

The whole family.

Oh, Sorry Karson. Too much work, huh? On that note.. this week is over, and we finally have an heir. Eva is at level 7 in her career, and Karson is at 6. I hope that means both will finish out their career, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

House 009 Chapter 3 < | > House 009 Chapter 5

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Ramblers House 009 Chapter 3

House 009 Chapter 2 < | > House 009 Chapter 4

Checking on our goals:

House 009 Building Goals: 
Build a disguised underground lair with no ground floor walls
House 009 Generational Goals: 
Level 10 Diamond Agent branch of the Secret Agent career on The Drifter
Level 11 of the Villain branch of the Secret Agent Career on The Secondary Sim
At Level 4 Field Agent, add a Gym to Burners and Builders in Oasis Springs
Raise the heir to Young Adult age (must take Vegetarian trait)

Welcome back!

This photo is brought to you by: We need a dining room table. LOL.

Such a cute puppy!

Yep, this is drifting. And I’m not rolling in money yet, so we’re still sending them out on daily rounds.

Get that tail!

Karen stops by.. so we invite her in.

Karson meets another sister.. they seem to be getting along well.

What is this? Sister day? *shrug* It’s not like either of them have work.

More puppy pictures.. because Jack is so darn cute I can’t resist them.

I mean, seriously, look at that face!

Next day is another day off, and Karson needs to work out at a gym.. so off to the new gym they go.

A nice relaxing swim after a workout.

Look who’s all grown up!!

Guard-dog duty, apparently.

Aww. Playing with Karson. Autonomously.

When a Simstagram photo glitches, but is still so cute you have to keep it..

More jogging.

Bunker upgrade. It’s not at a state we can call it a home yet, but that’s ok. It’ll get there.

Look who’s back…

I missed the photo, but Jack got in a fight with him, too. Apparently Jack is really good at his job.

… Most of the time.

Hey. Guys, I bought you a table. What are you doing?!

Caught in the act! I wondered who had been knocking the trash over…

More gardening. Every day. But for some reason, the plants just seem to never get better quality. I’m not sure why.

Bessie’s all grown up!

Skilling for work.

More work skills.

Playtime with mom. Relaxing for both pupper and sim.

Uncle Kane died, so she’s sad for a day. Fun. I hate that.

Jack’s first bath. Spoiler: not going to be his last.

Reese invites us out to a party, and for once, I say yes.

The sibling secret handshake cracks me up. Karson looks a bit worried, though. Can’t say as I blame him!

Dance-off! I can assure you, neither Karson nor Eva will win this contest, since neither had dancing skill prior to this party.

Break time. Shortly after this, the party ends and we head home.

… I’m sure a bad cow plant parent. I swear, they always die.

The smallest room in the house, and everyone has to crowd into it.

Another upgrade. We give up on the table for now, since nobody seems to want it. Perhaps they’ll use the bar, instead.

Holiday with the drinking tradition. I think it’s Summerfest? We completely “flubbed” Children’s Day earlier in the week.. but without any kids, it seemed funny to celebrate. Jack is learning to sit in the background of this shot.

Watching sports. On another note. I’ve recently found out I’m probably one of the only simmers that thinks the My First Pet Stuff is their favorite stuff pack.. but I adore this fishy table. .. And the rest of the pack.

Yay! A place to sit! And they’re using it!

Someone else likes the new couch, it seems.

Karson’s Adult birthday. That means Eva’s is right around the corner.. and with Fall starting tomorrow…. I hope it’s a good time for a baby. I hope this isn’t either going to be too early or too late.. but next update we’ll definitely see the heir arrive.

For now, however, it’s lights out on another Rambler update. A boring one, but an update none-the-less.

House 009 Chapter 2 < | > House 009 Chapter 4

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Ramblers House 009 Chapter 2

House 009 Chapter 1 < | > House 009 Chapter 3

Checking on our goals:

House 009 Building Goals: 
Build a disguised underground lair with no ground floor walls
House 009 Generational Goals: 
Level 10 Diamond Agent branch of the Secret Agent career on The Drifter
Level 11 of the Villain branch of the Secret Agent Career on The Secondary Sim
At Level 4 Field Agent, add a Gym to Burners and Builders in Oasis Springs
Raise the heir to Young Adult age (must take Vegetarian trait)

Welcome back! As I said last post, I played two weeks in one session, so this is the second half of that session.

And.. since Eva’s at “Field Agent” (Level 4), as per the rules, I took a break to build a gym. I called it Jasper Fitness Center for some unknown reason.. was just the first name that occurred to me. It’s on the gallery under #drifterchallenge if you’re interested in it.

Alternatively, here’s the download link: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/2CAC9B3979B211E982DA74A4C3BD1993

I really like the way it turned out.

And to start the post… turns out our favorite vampire from the second half of house 7 is still around. This totally cracked me up. Again!

… And it begins.

Damien visits, so we let him in and chat, knowing he probably doesn’t have much time left.

… Yup. Got this notice over night.

Charisma for work.

And a nice day to do some gardening in her PJ’s.

While Karson goes jogging.

Why’s Eva look so sad?

Really? We were just getting over Dad… sigh. Let’s have them do something fun.

.. I’m not sure what the Guru is posing like that for.. but the Romance fest is in town, so we go visit it.

Another Rose. (Speaking of.. not a single flower could be picked this time since it’s winter… darn)

That moment of suspense…

Getting married…

Success! Now we don’t have to worry about those pesky sadness moodlets.

Dinner. Both get embarrassed because they can’t use chopsticks well. … Which I find hilarious.

Chantal visits, so we say hello.

Meeting her new brother in law.

More bills. Must be Monday.

Even after bills, we’re still able to afford a computer. Karson takes advantage of it for his work task right away…

.. But Eva has stuff to do.

Springfest. They hunt for eggs, and talk to the Flower Bunny, do some cleaning.. and generally enjoy the holiday.

Night time jogging.

This never ends. I’m telling you. Poor Eva. If it’s not the garden, it’s repairing stuff.

The lottery’s in town. Spoiler: neither of them win.

Karson.. you ever think you might want to help out around the house??

.. They need better lights. And that bowl sits on that counter for like two days….

..See? Oh, and Love day flowers.

Reciting poetry. I like to think it’s maybe one of Damien’s books.

Whatever book it was.. it worked. *grin*

A very rainy spice fest. We go to get plants.. and then literally run home.

This picture is for two reasons. One, they have lights.. and a bunker upgrade. Two.. what’s Eva doing??

Adopting a puppy! Since she’s a Dog Lover, I promised her a puppy this round, so here he is.

He’s Stubborn, Aggressive, and Hairy. All things that should be bad.. but makes him unique. And what a face.

His first Simstagram photo. Too bad you can’t see him. LOL.

There. now we can see him. After Eva gets to know him, Karson leaves his Charisma practice and comes to chat to the puppy, so everyone is friends.

Awww. I haven’t bought him a bed yet. But at least the humans have a new bed! They have a fridge and counter, too.. but that’s another story for another day.

See you next time!

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Ramblers House 009 Chapter 1

House 008 Chapter 9 < | > House 009 Chapter 2

Welcome to house 9! I am SOOO excited to start a new house, it’s crazy. The last house took so long. By the end I wanted to just tear my hair out. *smile* – kidding.. kind of. Anyway. So here we are.

First thing I do is move out Eva, send her on a trip through CAS.. because the pearls in the hair thing is just not going to fly with me. And some of her outfits are just bad. As a reminder, she’s a Dog Lover, Art Lover, and Self-Absorbed… and her aspiration is Freelance Botanist.

Then, we make our “Secondary Sim” ..

… What a weird mix of traits. Clearly, since they’re both Self-Absorbed, they were meant to be together.

Third, we check on our goals:

House 009 Building Goals: 
Build a disguised underground lair with no ground floor walls
House 009 Generational Goals: 
Level 10 Diamond Agent branch of the Secret Agent career on 
The Drifter
Level 11 of the Villain branch of the Secret Agent Career on 
The Secondary Sim
At Level 4 Field Agent, add a Gym to Burners and Builders in 
Oasis Springs
Raise the heir to Young Adult age (must take Vegetarian trait)

They shouldn’t be too bad. Although that Level 11 of Villain career scares me a little bit. Only the two main sims are controllable, which is not a surprise, but it will be weird to go back to that after this last house. It’ll be nice to add a new commercial lot to the world, though.

Fourth, We check on the current status of Eva:

Back to $0… sigh.

Her traits are amazing! .. Except for that little Self-Absorbed.

I brought this with her. it’s $22.

Skills.. not too bad. Not great, either… but it’ll work.

And lastly: we give both of them their secret agent careers.. which gives Eva some money for her two instant promotions.. so I immediately deduct 22 for her journal I’m keeping from when she was a kid.

This is what they were left with.

And now.. it’s time, finally, to play. Let’s let these two get to know each other a little bit, then I’ll send one of them out to gather in the area, because, let’s be fair, they need money. Badly. Because winter is coming (and that’s not a Game of Thrones reference!) .. and I don’t want them to freeze with no place to live.

Getting to know you…

Planting the stuff she got from her first gathering trip.

While Karson takes his athletic self off for a couple jogs.

And then finds a bench for the night.

Later, so does Eva.

It’s prank day, and just for the sake of aspiration points, I have both participate with random sims.

Yeah! A cooler! Can’t see it in the photo, but we have a toilet, a shower, and a trash can as well.

A rose? Sure!

Will you be my boyfriend?? “Yes!”

A successful first kiss…

… And their first woohoo.. for fun. Because they both needed it!

Breakfast before work. In the rain.

A long rainy day for the bills to show up.

They finally have something for fun other than woohoo and their phones. He needed logic for work.

Finally. A pretty day for gathering. It’s Karson’s turn this time.

Karson.. we DO have a shower.

…Must be Winterfest.

Logic and fun. Two birds with one stone and all that.

Karson gets a Microscope. Yay!

But poor Eva gets a My Sim doll. Sigh.

Is it me.. or does this “Santa” seem awfully skinny? Oh yeah, and if you look closely… there’s been some changes for Winterfest.

They have a tiny bunker now!

Our first vampire visit.

And this is what their home “disguise” looks like. The stairs are under the plane.

Their first bunker upgrade.

All thanks to promotions and this garden.

And now, even though I played two weeks worth, I’ll just post the one week. Tomorrow: pictures of the gym I built and a new addition for the family.

House 008 Chapter 9 < | > House 009 Chapter 2

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Ramblers House 008 Chapter 9

House 008 Chapter 8 < | > House 009 Chapter 1

Checking the goals:

House 008 Building Goals: 
Have a 5 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom (minimum) house worth at least 50k
(house complete)
House 008 Generational Goals: 
Complete the Writer (Author) career with adoptions at 
the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd promotions (all adoptions done, career complete)
Have a Young Adult heir (teen)
Each of the three adoptees and the biological heirs are controllable
and responsible for completing one of the child aspirations:
Social Butterfly - Reese (Bookworm, Hot-Headed, Ambitious)
Rambunctious Scamp - Karen (Art Lover, Insider, Erratic)
Whiz Kid - Chantal (Insider, Gloomy, Squeamish)
Artistic Prodigy - Eva (Dog Lover, Self-Absorbed)
(all four aspirations complete)

The good news is: this is the last chapter before house 009. The bad news: it’s going to be mostly filler pictures, because all my goals, even ones I set for myself, are complete.

Why so sad, Reese?

Hanging out with sister Chantal.

Eva doing her homework. Apparently I’ve been so busy getting her to Max on the Scouts career, I’ve been neglecting her schoolwork and she’s almost about to lose her “A”.. so we quick do some stuff to get her grade back up.

Damien mentoring Chantal in writing for her job.

Karen doing what she likes best.

More sister bonding time.

Might as well fix stuff.

Damien watching TV in between writing books to keep his fame up.

Karen.. what happened to you.. I sent you to volunteer with Reese and Eva…??

Turns out she got struck by lightning and is hugely energized by it. Sims are weird.

Kayla is having another juice temper tantrum. I’m not going to miss these in the next house!

More stuff to fix.

Reese, can you even SEE the TV from there? Why not just go sit on the couch?

Aww.. hugs.

Kayla and her juice. And apparently she’s forgotten how to take a shower, too.

Karen taking care of the orchard.

Then, getting some fun on the lump of clay.

A school project? You bet. She still needs grade improvement so I can feel safe.

Karen’s new bonsai tree.

“Beep boop beep! Coming through!”

Chantal Painting for work.. while Damien comes over curiously.

Lots going on in this picture. Karen’s got her new gardening book, Eva’s just hanging out eating, Reese has painting to do, and Damien’s working on yet another book.

Chantal painted a pet picture! How cute!

Another ghostly visitor cleaning stuff up for us.

Then, to my horror, I get the notice about it being Damien’s final days. So I hurry up and take a bunch of pictures of his stats.

He didn’t do too bad for himself.

I figure I can waste time by having him upgrade a bunch more stuff.. and there’s Kayla, slamming the fridge again.

More upgrading.

The paparazzi beating up on the bear. At some point in this week, Damien got the quirk that he likes posing for them, so I find him outside talking/posing all the time now. This one apparently didn’t like the photos she got.

Might as well learn some cooking for the next house.

More upgrading.

Lol.. Sorry Damien. Too much upgrading?

Karen gardening by herself in the dark.

Sister bonding.

First snow of the year.

It’s Harvestfest, and the gnome says NO.. and then disappears.

Harvestfest dinner.

A busy family. Kayla.. what sort of face is THAT?

Karen sure loves that clay. Anytime I can’t find her.. this is where she’ll be.

Damien seems very intrigued by Chantal’s painting.

And the ever-present paparazzi.

Karen’s boyfriend invites her out.. so I decide “why not?”

Chatting before the meal.

… And then they decide to get into some trouble. (At which point, I get the notice about Eva’s birthday, so I hurry home again.)

… Only to have Damien’s aspiration randomly complete. Hm.. okay..

.. Which also gives him his “most interesting sim” 12th trait. Nice.

… Never seen that before.. why are there butterflies around the laundry basket??

Eva managed to wait until morning the next day to age up. That way I don’t have to get started in the dark.

LMAO.. she’s VERY happy about aging. Me too, Eva, Me too.

Art Lover? Hm. I suppose I can deal with that.

And.. our last check on the house…

Some pictures.. (Apparently there’s a roof gone wrong in there, but I’m not sure I’m going to fix it…. it’s uploaded as a #drifterchallenge house to the gallery.)

And.. our final household funds. Amazingly, Damien even lived until the end.. but his bar is sparkling, so he’ll go any time now.

See you tomorrow for the next post. No way can I wait four days to play the beginning of the next house!

House 008 Chapter 8 < | > House 009 Chapter 1