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Those Crazy Irish – Chapter 3.3

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Sooo… I’m hoping this Irish gaming session is better than the last. It can’t be much worse! Here’s our current points:

Current Points: 140 
-85 Passing out 
-10 Fire! 
-10 Wetting self 
-5 Negative Traits Earned by NTHs 
+30 Aspiration milestones completed 
+30 Births 
+60 Grades +40 NTH sims reaching the top of a career (Teen and YA/A/E) +50 Positive Traits Earned by NTHs +20 Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation +20 Not using spares' Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation

And… back into the madhouse!

We start out with everyone (well, the two of them..) sound asleep in bed.. which is boring, so I took no pictures. Bruce wakes up and immediately goes to the worst computer in the house to troll the forums. Next to a smelly laundry hamper.

He then goes to watch sports.

… And then decides to take care of the entire garden autonomously. I mean, I’m not going to complain.. but it’s kinda weird. He has no traits that would make me think he’d garden.. and he didn’t have the skill before he started!

When Becca finally wakes up, she has breakfast at the dining room table…

… then goes to have a chat with Bruce.

Since they both have the evening off, I decide we ought to work on the club… so I start a club meeting, and the random bar they pick..

… is the brand new Evergreen Harbor one. Becca immediately picks a fight, which everyone cheers her on for… and then her sister picks another. (The feature pic.)

Becca has such an evil look in this picture… and her sister still looks pleased with herself over her fight win. I have no idea which club member this was picking yet another fight.

Apparently I forgot to watch Bruce’s needs. -5 points. I quickly send the two home, and pray he finds his bed before another pass-out.

Spoiler: he did. Whew.

Oh, hi, Ashley! (And darn, she’s mad.. I sense a lot of broken plumbing for the morning.)

Well… that’s not quite what I was expecting. But thanks, Ashley! (Even if it’s not going to do anything with the tub still spouting water… lol)

In the morning, Becca works on her cooking making a nice, safe meal of fruit salad.

Which Bruce finds to his liking when he wakes up. However, he doesn’t seem to know where the dining room is.

Becca needs Mischief skill for work, so we spend a lot of time wasting time on the computer… while the gardener and the maid are hard at work.

By the time Bruce gets home, it’s a scorcher outside, and I soon get a notice that he’s literally burning to death because he doesn’t know how to come inside to the air conditioning.

I call him inside with Becca and convince him to do something more fun. *wink*

Um… Bruce.. I know the new pack allows you to dig in the trash.. but… why??

Someone was standing at the door, and I still needed Mischief skill… so Becca runs out to annoy this lady. We pick her pockets, tell her we’re criminals – when Becca actually is… and generally make ourselves into a nuisance.

… While Bruce, yet again, is eating in the kitchen. Pardon the mouseover outline, I’m not sure how I missed moving my mouse. Also: what the HECK are you wearing, Bruce? Hahaha @ EA’s outfit choices. And.. that “thing” in his hand.. is supposed to be a microwave pastry. But it sure doesn’t look like it. What’s with the garnish?? Looks like chocolate cake to me..

We quickly find out this townie is not offended by Mischief, and Becca has made a new friend (despite the shocked look on her face). I ear-mark her for another club member as soon as we get the 500 points to add the 8th sim.

Alan, checking out the Sim-Weather forecast. Why it made him sad, I’ll never know. But I assure you, there’s no snow in the actual forecast. I checked.

Bruce… eating in the kitchen YET AGAIN while chatting with his deceased father-in-law. As you do..

Becca, however, eats breakfast much later… and like a civilized sim at the table. We also got a notice that the rest of the neighborhood voted to have eco-friendly appliances.. despite the fact I didn’t help out with the voting.

So I send Becca to work on her handiness. She complains she’s too sick to wield a knife… but I ignore her.

Ack! Bruce! There’s plenty of food in the fridge. WHY are you making mac and cheese??

Whew. No fires. And.. eating in the kitchen again. GRR.

Becca heads off to work looking particularly dapper.. and Bruce struts around the house because he got confident somehow. I don’t remember what he was going to do… but he sure looks pleased with himself.

A stinky Bruce watching TV with Dominic – who is trying to eat us out of house and home. Seriously, I think the ghosts eat more meals in this house than the sims.

We finally get handiness high enough so that Becca can give the appliances eco-upgrades, so we spend the afternoon doing that.

While Bruce decides to take a nap instead of going to bed at 7 PM like he has been. I approve.

Ashley, keeping Bruce company… while he drains a glass of water he didn’t need in the kitchen.

After work, Becca gets her promotion (I have to look up which branch she rolled for… and I’m reminded that she also rolled for a guitar hobby… oops) Which also means it’s time….

… to try for a baby. Hopefully that’ll leave Becca enough time to master her career. (Not that she absolutely needs to.. but it’s kind of a nice thing, anyway.)

Success! We’re expecting the next generation! Bruce isn’t impressed.

Becca makes a real breakfast with her cute little baby bump.. and even manages not to burn down the house.

However, after breakfast.. she promptly breaks the computer. Sigh.

… Didn’t I JUST make breakfast?? Go take a shower, stinky!

Well, at least the grilled cheese was a success.

Why does Bruce insist that this is the only bathtub he’ll use. I swear, there are closer ones in the house… but he’ll go all the way over here just to use this one. Sims are silly.

Bruce gets himself a logic skill point….

… so I send Becca over to join him. And he immediately changes his mind and walks away.

Alan decides this was chess day when he shows up… what is it with playing monkey-see-monkey-do in this house??

I notice that the next neighborhood action plan that’s winning is “free love” and say “no way.” Becca and I pick the one that helps mischief instead, and I spend all her influence points voting for it.

Becca fixing ghost-broken plumbing. It’s a daily thing at this point. But it’s definitely helping her handiness skill!

“Hey dad, I know you broke the toilet.. but I still love you!”

… Breakfast is RIGHT. BEHIND. YOU.

… Must be hard to bounce the ball on the laundry pile, there, Bruce.

Time for another club gathering. This time the game chooses StrangerVille bar. Which only has one toilet. This will come into play later…

Secret handshakes with our sister, despite the fact that both of them are only part alien.

And the “sabotage items” club activity strikes. I try to fix the toilet so poor Bruce can use it in time… because we’re SO close to our 1000th point for the club, and 500 for the next member.

Man, I love picking pockets. Extra money = win!

… Proof that Bruce never did get to use the toilet before someone else sabotaged it and broke it. Sigh. -5 points.

Probably the last night of peace these two will have for a while.

I call her off of work for Family Leave so she can have the baby without getting sent home from work early. (spoiler: she doesn’t go into labor until after the shift in question would have been over. We could have gone to work and gotten some more points into her performance meter anyway. oops.)

And this is how breakfast always seems to go. Bruce, in the kitchen… Becca.. at the table.

I invite that townie over to invite her to the club… and nearly have a heart attack when Bruce finally finds the table.

The new club member, however, ticks the last requirement for Becca’s aspiration… which makes it the first time I’ve ever completed that particular aspiration. Shows you how much I play with the club feature of the game (read: never)

… And Bruce is now stuck at the table. He spends most the day there, until I am forced to reset him. He never does finish his toast.

Becca gets bored while waiting for the baby… or I do… and I send her to butcher the guitar. At least that’s what it sounded like. *cringe*

… Wait… what…? Becca stops playing, and Bruce decides he has to try it next. He doesn’t do it any better. My poor ears.

… And … we’re still waiting for the baby.

The morning arrives.. without baby… and I decide I can spend a few more hours in the house until it arrives, despite the fact it’s time to save the game and write the post up. I can’t bear the thought of not knowing the gender until August.

Dom doesn’t seem happy that someone was playing HIS guitar.

… See??

At least he finally decides he likes his wife’s cooking. Granted, he’s still eating in the kitchen… but he seems to enjoy it. To each his own!

Becca goes into labor while taking care of the garden…. finally!!

Obligatory father freak-out in the background. Also: I think the doctor is a ghost?

… So much for supporting the wife. Bruce spends his time on the computer. I sincerely hope he’s browsing the parenting forums.. but I doubt it.

… Here we… go!!

.. Yep. the Dr. is a ghost.

… ACK!!!! WHAT?? *cries a little* Becca looks as shell-shocked as I am.

Meet the new Irelands. Twin boys. Chase is the dark-skinned one, Colin is the lighter one. At least I’ll be able to tell them apart!

… Bruce, why did you come home from the hospital in a scouting uniform?? Although, I approve of the nap idea. I have Becca take care of the babies real fast, save.. and start counting up points. Somehow we came up even. We didn’t either lose or gain any.

Current Points: 140 
-90 Passing out 
-10 Fire! 
-15 Wetting self 
-5 Negative Traits Earned by NTHs 
+30 Aspiration milestones completed 
+40 Births
+60 Grades 
+40 NTH sims reaching the top of a career (Teen and YA/A/E) 
+50 Positive Traits Earned by NTHs 
+20 Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation 
+20 Not using spares' Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation

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Those Crazy Irish – Chapter 3.2

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Welcome back! point check..

Current Points: 190 
-35 Passing out 
-10 Fire! 
-10 Wetting self 
-5 Negative Traits Earned by NTHs
+30 Aspiration milestones completed 
+30 Births 
+60 Grades 
+40 NTH sims reaching the top of a career (Teen and YA/A/E) 
+50 Positive Traits Earned by NTHs 
+20 Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation 
+20 Not using spares' Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation

We start with the wedding night. Where Bruce decides to sleep in the girls’ room…. by himself. Even though I set him to sleep in the master bedroom. Sigh.

Also, since I didn’t introduce Bruce to you last post, I’ll do that here.

With the insider trait, he should be happy to be part of our Mischief Inc. club. He, obviously, won’t be getting very far with his Joke Star aspiration, and the Slob might be annoying, but I liked his looks so much I’ll deal with it.

First thing in the morning, he jumps on the computer. I decide he’s going to use his one action to get a job, so I go and roll for a job for him…

Well.. he won’t be getting far with that career without being able to do anything on his own, but at least it’ll be some income.

He doesn’t look happy with joining the work force.

He then spends the rest of the morning following poor Becca around while she works around the house – because there’s always stuff to do around an ISBI house.

Spoiler: this is one of the last times this post you see him sleeping. (foreshadowing)

I take them to a miserably rainy Humor and Hijinks fest.. and with them being miserable, they only tie. The first time I haven’t actually won at that fest in quite a while. We still get a little bit in the way of funds, though, which is okay by me.. and they come home soaked and filthy.

Oh, Becca. *frown* -5

Thanks Dominic? (Also: Why is Alan eating in the boys’ bedroom? Who knows.)

Socializing with his Dad-in-law while watching some TV and eating. You know, Sims multitasking.

Becca hiring some services. We’ll have to pay for them, but that’s ok. Less work for her, at least.

Really? Right in the laundry pile?? Poor Becca’s not going to be happy to come home from work tonight.

Grim complaining about the mess. Which I thought was hilarious.

Meeting the brother-in-law.

Hi Ashley! Thanks for cleaning!

Finding new club members. This fella looked like he might want to make some Mischief, so we invited him. Now we just need one more club member (and the points to get one) to have the eight members for her aspiration.

The next club gathering. At some random bar.

Then, while chatting to other people.. I get a notice that Bruce is getting into his first fight. LOL .. well okay.

Then some chick wants to get angry at Becca’s (admittedly) bad jokes… and everyone’s already watching.

She throws the first punch, but Becca is certainly willing to hit back. Oh, and if you’re paying attention, you see our sister is also in the club. Hey, she asked!

Love Day! These guys are so cute together.

And here’s where my nightmare begins. -5 He got OUT of bed to pass out.

-5 … sigh. Maybe the computer just kept him from getting to bed?

No, it was definitely not the computer this time. -5 … oh, and welcome back Alan.

Yes, if you’re looking closely, there’s laundry on the floor. Why they keep ending up on the floor I don’t know. It’s not like the hampers are full??

Well, Bruce, that looks unpleasant. Your wife tries to woohoo you to sleep.. and you walk around the bed to pass out in the laundry. -5

-5 … At this point I’m starting to wonder if there’s some glitch, I try resetting him.. that doesn’t work. He won’t nap, he won’t sleep.. he just gets up from the floor, uses up his energy, and the passes out again.

See? … Using up the energy. By playing basketball in the garden?

-5 … WHAT IS IT WITH THE LAUNDRY!!?!? .. Oh yeah, Bruce is sleeping again. On the floor.

…. *crying* (And no I’m not laughing at this point.) -5

So, I try making coffee. Bruce isn’t interested. -5

Another computer vs. sleep issue. Must be. *nod* -5 (I relate, just for info. The computer is usually where I’m at when I can’t sleep!)

Angela Pleasant shows up at our door. I wonder in my head whether it’s because her sister is in our club, and she’s offended by it. Just to be safe, I pickpocket her and tick her off. She looks appropriately offended, don’t you think?

Wait… he’s actually drinking coffee??

I bought a new bed… and he immediately goes to bed. What the heck? Was the bed bugged?!!  *shrug* … then why didn’t he use any of the OTHER beds in the house. Or the couches?? ARGH… At least he’s sleeping. At this point, I’m done with this save. I wait until Becca comes home, send her to bed, too… and quickly save…. and exit. *cringe* Now it’s time to count up points. -50 from passing out. 45 of those from Bruce alone. I’m starting to regret this marriage. LOL.

Current Points: 140 
-85 Passing out 
-10 Fire! 
-10 Wetting self 
-5 Negative Traits Earned by NTHs 
+30 Aspiration milestones completed 
+30 Births +60 Grades 
+40 NTH sims reaching the top of a career (Teen and YA/A/E) 
+50 Positive Traits Earned by NTHs 
+20 Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation 
+20 Not using spares' Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation

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Those Crazy Irish – Chapter 3.1

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Welcome back! point check..

Current Points: 195 
-35 Passing out 
-10 Fire! 
-5 Wetting self 
-5 Negative Traits Earned by NTHs
+30 Aspiration milestones completed 
+30 Births 
+60 Grades 
+40 NTH sims reaching the top of a career (Teen and YA/A/E) 
+50 Positive Traits Earned by NTHs 
+20 Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation 
+20 Not using spares' Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation

And… here’s where we start!! I’m so excited about this. I love new generations! It’s 1 PM on New Year’s Day for my little Simmies.. so we’re starting off the year right.. with a new Torch Holder.

We start by having her get her Criminal job as per her roll.. and reassigning beds in the house. I have totally never even LOOKED at this club aspiration that Becca has, so this will be interesting.

Poor Becca starts out with fixing things. Ah, the trevails of an ISBI TH.

While looking through her stats.. I notice this. *chuckles* I told you she and that cat didn’t get along!

Alan, is, apparently, living it up outside with New Year’s Toasts. The other guy looks completely uninterested.

… And the never-ending laundry begins. At least I had Alan upgrade these fully, so they’re not dangerous.

The poor garden’s in quite a state.. so Becca spends most the afternoon fixing it.

Oh, really Alan???  You couldn’t come across the street??

-5

Brittney shows up. She hasn’t been gone that long, and she already misses home, I see.

Zander, the first Young Adult we’ve seen all day. We run to meet him, get some traits and such.. but I’m gonna keep looking.

Since her aspiration is club-related, we start our own club. Lots of naughty things on the list of things to do. But she’s evil, so she should be happy about it!

Becca’s older brother, Brandon, invites Becca out to Single’s Night at the bar, and we accept readily. Maybe we’ll find some more prospects.

Well, Hello there, Bruce. (And no, he’s not an alien, he’s glowing from the polite handshake.) I like his looks.. so I invite him to the club, and he accepts. We spend a while getting to know him.

“Happy New Years!”

Becca autonomously sabotages the coffee maker. I approve.

Bruce takes care of the jukebox.

Darrel Charm joins the club. I’m discounting him from prospective suitors, though, because 1, he’s a townie and 2, he’s a spellcaster. Not sure I want to deal with a spellcaster ISBI spouse.

Insulting/instigating Lilith Vatore. I love the look on her face.

Double-fisting drinks. Way to go, Becca. (She desperately needed energy, and I didn’t want to risk losing points so I fed her a sleep replacer.)

Then, while I wasn’t paying attention, she gets into her first fight. All on her own.

This fight was my doing, but I love how everyone is cheering her on, even the bartender.

More sabotaging. We made sure to USE it first, though, since she needed to go.

And.. yep.. we stayed up ALL night with a club gathering. This is that Zander I met earlier, I brought him to the bar so we could get to know him a little better. They’re doing a club handshake for aspiration points.

Becca sure seems to be having a good time. I’ve certainly never seen a sim do THAT on their own before!

We dare Zander to streak. He does. Haha.

Pickpocketing is so easy now that I’ve bought the perk that makes mischief interactions easier for club gatherings.

Becca’s still wearing her shades to make her first breakfast. Must have been a long night.

Brittney stops over again, so we go say “hi”.

Alan also goes outside to visit with his absentee daughter.

I have them play a round of hoops (the girls, not Alan, of course).

… Brittney is apparently a sore loser. But then, we knew that.

Alan is NOT impressed with her kicking over our trashcan.

I finally stop waffling over who to marry/move in, and invite Bruce over. Neither had a “leg up” on traits, but I liked Bruce’s looks better, so Bruce it is. He comes over all bored, but is happy within moments of talking to us. A good sign, I think.

He’s in love! *grin*

First kiss.. but not going to be the last. I love Alan in the background pretending to read his book while giving his daughter and her beau the side-eye.

Woohoo! Literally.

Please say yes??

Success!!

And, as is tradition, we get married on the spot. In the bathroom, this time. Neither seem to mind.

This is only halfway through the week, but I had too many pictures, so you’ll see them next update. Points check:

Current Points: 190 
-35 Passing out 
-10 Fire! 
-10 Wetting self 
-5 Negative Traits Earned by NTHs 
+30 Aspiration milestones completed 
+30 Births +60 Grades 
+40 NTH sims reaching the top of a career (Teen and YA/A/E) 
+50 Positive Traits Earned by NTHs 
+20 Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation 
+20 Not using spares' Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation

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Those Crazy Irish – Chapter 2.9

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Welcome back! point check..

Current Points: 160 
-35 Passing out 
-10 Fire! 
-5 Wetting self 
+30 Aspiration milestones completed 
+30 Births 
+60 Grades 
+40 NTH sims reaching the top of a career (Teen and YA/A/E) 
+30 Positive Traits Earned by NTHs 
+10 Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation 
+10 Not using spares' Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation

… And here’s the second part of the week (in which we say goodbye to one twin, finish the generation, and count up our points) … and I’m sorry, apparently I forgot to publish this!.. so we’ll publish it today. No way am I waiting until next rotation to play the beginning of this generation when I’ve been waiting all this time already. LOL.

The girls standing around randomly when there’s a perfectly good dining room just down the hall. GO USE IT!

Um.. you don’t need logic skills… but thanks anyway?

.. I’m not sure Becca is happy about  being chosen for heir. She takes it out on poor Calico.

Hi Dominic! Please don’t break everything! (Spoiler: he doesn’t)

They finally find their own beds… but it is bedtime, not naptime, Becca. Sigh. Sims.

Dominic finds his favorite thing. Yup, I still have your old guitar.. no worries, old man.

Decorating the tree for Winterfest. I get the girls involved, because they weren’t doing anything important anyway.

Brittney meets Aimee.. in the middle of a rainstorm. Sure.. whatever floats your boat.

Making ham dinner.. apparently Alan felt the need to spin the turkey basters in the air? .. Haha.

See? I TOLD you that there was a dining room!

Opening presents. I love Brittney’s goofy smile.

Alan apparently really liked his present. Although I couldn’t tell you what it was. LOL.

Becca.. you don’t need to do your homework.. but thanks anyway.

Dance party! Spoiler: neither one are very good at it.

Thanks for my present, Father Winter… although it was just another Lump of Clay. Which I promptly sold.

Aww. Hi Ashley. We’ve missed you!

Breakfast before school.

For some reason, Alan looks very confused at what he’s doing in this picture.

“It’s broken.. so I’m supposed to fix it with a remote control??”

The girls come home from work. Neither is in a great mood.

Oh, Britt.. don’t cook… *worries about random cooking fires*

Thank goodness. It was just a BLT. No cooking involved.

Brittney: “What did you think I was going to burn down the house?”

.. Yep.

Dom is definitely our most frequent haunter. This is him finally using that book that I rescued from floating above the couch last chapter.

You know… you need a shower. Not to play a chess game. But I guess that’s ok..

Brittney goes first. Alan looks upset. His babies are all grown up! Just think, old man, now you get a break!

+10 for positive traits!

Brittney gets her Astronaut job… and moves out of the house. We’ll miss you, Britt!

And.. it’s TIME!!

+10 for positive traits, -5 for negative. Wait.. I actually got a negative trait? That’s a first. Sorta makes sense with her traits, though.

And, here’s Alan’s end-of-generation stats:

Not too bad on the funds, but I do worry about them being able to afford bills in this huge house. I may get Becca that “frugal” trait. (But then I’d veto some points… hmm…)

Now to count things up….

Current Points: 195 
-35 Passing out 
-10 Fire! 
-5 Wetting self 
-5 Negative Traits Earned by NTHs
+30 Aspiration milestones completed 
+30 Births 
+60 Grades 
+40 NTH sims reaching the top of a career (Teen and YA/A/E) 
+50 Positive Traits Earned by NTHs 
+20 Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation 
+20 Not using spares' Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation

Lovely! Almost 200 points! (I expect to lose a bunch at the beginning of the next gen, though.) …And we’ll see you next time to start out Becca’s life as a torch holder!

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Those Crazy Irish – Chapter 2.8

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Welcome back! point check..

Current Points: 155 
-30 Passing out 
-10 Fire! 
-5 Wetting self 
+30 Aspiration milestones completed 
+30 Births 
+60 Grades 
+40 NTH sims reaching the top of a career (Teen and YA/A/E) 
+20 Positive Traits Earned by NTHs 
+10 Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation 
+10 Not using spares' Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation

We have one more week before Becca (our heir poll winner) ages up.. so full steam ahead! (Hopefully we miss the icebergs..)

The first thing I do: move/upgrade the stereo. Now they have a better place to dance. That’s Brittney standing around doing nothing, by the way.

She then goes to check on what dad is cooking. (Which isn’t for her.)

Becca and Branden are upstairs in Branden’s new room chatting.

Alan finally finishes making the cake and putting the candles on.. and we age Branden up JUST in time before he ages himself up.

+10 points for positive traits earned!

We get him the Law job he rolled for, and kick him out.

She was waddling around forever, I was worried she was going to bladder fail. I was so happy when she finally found a bathroom.

Becca decides napping on her bed beats the floor. I agree.

Aww… who broke the bathroom??

… This picture is brought to you by the floating book society. Why do sims do that?! I quickly put the book on the end table – where it stays for days.

Alan’s sister stops over for a change, so we invite her in. I’m going more than a little stir crazy following Alan around with nothing else to do. Eventually, I decide sending him to work (alone) is the best choice. Because making him clean house and dance all day while the kids are at school is boring! (as you see by the next few pics)

Brittney cleaning up. She’s clearly upset about not being picked in the heir poll.

“You mean the poll is final?!”

“Yup. Sorry, sis.”

Salad time. Why Aimee is still hanging around is unknown.

A lonely breakfast while the kids are at school.

Putting away the clean laundry. I wish tossing it in the air to put it away worked for me…

Branden shows up – didn’t take him long to miss the comforts of home!

Too bad we’re busy fixing the bathroom someone broke.

We then chat to Branden who decides calling will get better results than knocking on the door.

Once the girls get home from school/work, we find Brittney in a mood because she’s hot-headed, and she totally takes it out on her poor sister.

Then stomps around the house for a while just to make her point.

Noo…. don’t drink coffee when you’re tired.. go to bed!

Ashley, you have no right to make a frowny face because the dishwasher is broken.. when YOU broke it.

More broken plumbing.

Ashley says “hi” while Alan is trying to clean up her mess.

One teen made it to bed.

The other decided she’d rather sleep in Branden’s bed. Sigh. I wish bed assignments actually worked these days.

Alan takes a minute to chat with his ghostly wife.

… Then decides to have a little fun with her in the shower.

At least she cleans up her mess this time…

Brittney wakes up early to take a bath..

.. and use the bathroom before school.

…Then she and Becca compare pictures on their phones.

Alan… again.. has a lonely meal.

… Some coffee…

… And does the laundry. It’s at this point I decide the next day he’s going to work by himself.

Becca comes home from school and immediately does her homework…. in her winter wear.

She then takes her salad outside to chat with visiting Branden. (Brittney is heading to work in the background)

Then Becca and Alan play a little bit of chess for lack of something else to do.

Thanks, Brittney. First you can’t find your own bed, then you fail on the floor. -5

… Then she decides to sleep in Dad’s bed. Weirdo.

And this post has gotten long enough. Will post the rest of the week tomorrow. Points check:

Current Points: 160 
-35 Passing out 
-10 Fire! 
-5 Wetting self 
+30 Aspiration milestones completed 
+30 Births 
+60 Grades 
+40 NTH sims reaching the top of a career (Teen and YA/A/E) 
+30 Positive Traits Earned by NTHs 
+10 Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation 
+10 Not using spares' Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation

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Those Crazy Irish Heir Poll #2 Results

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So the results are in!

Branden got 2 votes on here, 1 vote on boolprop, for a total of 3 votes.

Brittney also got 2 and 1, and tied with Branden.

Becca, on the other hand, got a total of 6 votes, three from both sites. So, Becca wins!

And here’s the info on our winner (again)

.. Which means two things. One, that’s an aspiration I’ve never tried… and Two, There will be another chapter of generation 2 before Becca can take over. Her traits should make for a very interesting play! I really didn’t expect her to win, so this was a complete surprise. She will be getting a bit of a makeover on her birthday, as well.

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Those Crazy Irish Heir Poll #2

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It’s that time in my ISBI…. It’s time for the next heir poll. This time, I’ll be giving more info on each candidate here, and then the poll will show their pics. I can honestly say I don’t actually have a preference this time, they all have bad and good, and are interesting sims with jobs I don’t do often/haven’t done. So without further ado, here’s the candidates, in age order. I will count everything up Sunday, the 16th. (adding up the votes from here and from the boolprop forums.)

Branden MacRae

Brittney MacRae

Becca MacRae

And lastly.. the poll:

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Those Crazy Irish – Chapter 2.7

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Welcome back! point check..

Current Points: 130 
-30 Passing out 
-10 Fire! 
-5 Wetting self 
+25 Aspiration milestones completed 
+30 Births 
+50 Grades 
+30 NTH sims reaching the top of a career (Teen and YA/A/E) 
+20 Positive Traits Earned by NTHs 
+10 Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation 
+10 Not using spares' Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation

.. and here we go… (I realize it’s been a while since I played.. but apparently I left these guys in the middle of their week, so I’ll take stock of where they are when I get to that point.)

Branden’s got breakfast.

Brittney’s doing homework all by herself.

Becca’s napping…

Ashley’s watching the news… while in the background, Alan is working on his logic.

Brittney decides to clean house for a while (which I’m definitely not going to complain about.)

While Branden checks on the family board.

Becca apparently decides that graveside is the best place to start a workout…?

… And in the background of that screenshot, I notice Ashley breaking our computer. Thanks.

…Hey. You better not set anything on fire, there, girlie.

Alan goes to fix the aforementioned computer.

Ashley helps Branden with homework, while Becca wolfs down her successful meal.

Brittney comes home in a mood. Ugh. Spoiler: she survives.

An upstairs chat.

A miserable Alan gets home from work…

With his final promotion! Yay! That means he can call off work for the rest of the generation!

Trying to get Becca’s Logic skill to 3 so she can get an “A” in school. It doesn’t happen this night.

Alan helps Becca with homework.. and apparently the middle of the hallway is where we do it.

And.. here’s where I apparently got so bored I took a three month break. LOL. Moving on….

Ashley autonomously cleans the dishes.

Then goes to chat with Becca.

….. And here’s where I go a little off the “rails”…. i.e. I stop playing, and wonder why I’m disliking this family so much. My conclusion: I HATE their house. And it’s not like they don’t have 70k+ in the bank…. So when everyone goes to school/work except for Alan, I painstakingly put everything into the family inventory and pull down all the walls/floors/roofs…. and start completely over. Nearly 7 hours of work later – this is the result.

From the front

Back yard

downstairs/main floor

 

upstairs

I bought very little in the way of new furniture, mostly bathroom stuff for the new bathrooms and some decor and kitchen counters. They’re down to about 10k, which should give them a nice buffer zone to start the next generation. The house, by the way, was pulled from floorplans I found online, with some tweaks and minor changes to account for Sims building logic.

And then.. when I load the house the next morning… all the sims come home in the middle of work/school. I hate it when that happens. 😦 … But oh, well, let’s see what everyone does first in the new house!

Becca takes a shower upstairs…

Ashley chooses to stand around outside for a couple hours… (apparently she isn’t into change?…)

Brittney avails herself of the new tub in the master bath…

… And Branden immediately breaks the TV and finds the lump of clay. Sigh. Least he could have done was fix it.. wait. no. he probably would have been electrocuted. Nevermind!

Becca then decides to try out her cooking skills… or lack thereof. Luckily, she doesn’t burn down the house. (I also bought a fire extinguisher box, so they should be good there..)

I swear, I didn’t tell them to do this.

Ashley finally comes inside… and I start worriedly wondering if the dining room is too far away from the kitchen for the sims to route to it.

Well… that’s not a room I expected them to use…

Alan fixes the TV… Branden finds the clay. Again. And Brittney is just in the way.

Well, perhaps I ought to move the stereo so they’re not in the middle of the hallway dancing. They look to be having fun, though.

… This is where I breathe a HUGE sigh of relief that they will use the dining room. I was dreading having to rearrange and move it.

Becca does her homework while Alan eats and tries to distract her with conversation.

Then I start Alan in on the laborious process of upgrading ALL the new plumbing. Since he can.

Ashley.. there’s food in the fridge.. why are you eating cereal?? .. Also.. someone set the table?

Is this a group project now? Also: Hi Damien! (Wait.. that is his name, isn’t it?… nope.. it’s Dominic. Sigh.)

Alan needs fun. so let’s test out this new shower. Awkward moment, however, because if you look closely… the toilet is floating….

.. Because apparently Dominic has no shame. HAHA!

Family gathering while Alan tries to get Becca that pesky level 3 logic. This time we get her there.

Ashley’s age bar is bubbling.. and what does she do? .. Goes to try out the basketball hoop. As you do…

… That’s not where you do your homework.

… at least that’s closer to the right spot. Apparently I need to buy some desks.

Wait.. sims will autonomously practice debate now?? Too bad it’s not Charisma.

Ashley chooses to nap instead of actually go to bed. And if you look closely, you can see that Becca has bugged out/glitched, and is stuck in the bathroom behind Ashley. resetsim doesn’t work, I end up having to rearrange the plumbing fixtures to get her out of there so she can stumble to bed. Luckily, I don’t lose any points for an energy fail, because she makes it to bed.

Oh… no.. Ashley. While EVERYONE is asleep, too. What a way to wake up in the morning. 😦

Alien Urns are so cool. (However, Ashley bugging out and not disappearing from the portrait panel was not cool. Luckily a save/reload fixed the issue.)

… And Grim kicks over our trash can before he leaves. Meanie!

Okay Alan, it’s that time!

You’ve been elder-ify-ed… and yes, I know that’s not a word. It is now!

The kids get home from school….

To both getting “A”s. Yay for more points!

Later that night, Brittney gets a promotion, too!

No rest for you, even if you’re an elder now. Always something to do.

… And before I turn the household loose on laundry machines.. I fully upgrade them. Have to buy a moodlet solver so I have time enough before Branden’s birthday and when I need to pause to go to heir poll.

… However, on the positive side, Alan maxed yet another skill! (And he got another aspiration milestone done, he’s earned 75k in his lifetime now.)

We got 25 points this time. I’ll count up the traits earned when the teens actually age up, so no points for that yet – also waiting on the rest of the end of generation points. Meanwhile.. it’s time for the Heir Poll. Please hit the next page and pick one!!

Current Points: 155 
-30 Passing out 
-10 Fire! 
-5 Wetting self 
+30 Aspiration milestones completed 
+30 Births 
+60 Grades 
+40 NTH sims reaching the top of a career (Teen and YA/A/E) 
+20 Positive Traits Earned by NTHs 
+10 Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation 
+10 Not using spares' Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation

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Those Crazy Irish – Chapter 2.6

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Welcome back! Wow It’s been a while since I played these guys… so … point check..

Current Points: 120 
-30 Passing out 
-10 Fire! 
-5 Wetting self 
+25 Aspiration milestones completed 
+30 Births 
+40 Grades 
+30 NTH sims reaching the top of a career (Teen and YA/A/E) 
+20 Positive Traits Earned by NTHs 
+10 Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation 
+10 Not using spares' Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation

.. and here we go…

Some family time.

Getting Branden to his level 3 skill for an A.

Look who’s an elder?

And who then stole a piece of cake before I could trash it. Naughty Sim.

Ashlie is still such a good mom. Here she is helping with homework on her own.

Alan autonomously playing with Brittney.

Maeve is haunting. And breaking everything. Fun.

Alan’s first outbreak work event.

All fixed! Time to go back to work.

Got this notice while at work.

Alan finishing up a surgery. I’m still having trouble with the last tier promotion – getting 5 correct diagnoses – but I think from what some friends have said it’s because his logic skill isn’t high enough for good cures.

Hi again Dominic!

Ashlie having some fun after work.

Helping with homework when I can.

The first critically ill patient shows up.

And Our second “A” .. that’s +10 points for today.

Oops. I forgot Brittney’s birthday.. or, well she aged before I could cake her.

She takes her teen career.. and an interesting trait set.

Becca makes it to the cake.

Both twins are gorgeous.

… So two hot heads and an Evil sim. *facepalm* what a generation.

Getting Brittney’s skills up for school.

Branden decides he wants to cook. Please don’t start a fire. Spoiler: he doesn’t.

A pretty good week.. if uneventful. One week left to play until I put up an heir poll… so, see you next post. Also… Alan should get his last promotion the next week. And his birthday to elder.. so I may simply retire him. They have plenty of funds.

Our points. +10 for grades. Yay!

Current Points: 130 
-30 Passing out 
-10 Fire! 
-5 Wetting self 
+25 Aspiration milestones completed 
+30 Births 
+50 Grades 
+30 NTH sims reaching the top of a career (Teen and YA/A/E) 
+20 Positive Traits Earned by NTHs 
+10 Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation 
+10 Not using spares' Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation

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Those Crazy Irish – Chapter 2.5

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Welcome back! Wow It’s been a while since I played these guys… so … point check..

Current Points: 110 
-30 Passing out 
-10 Fire! 
-5 Wetting self 
+25 Aspiration milestones completed 
+30 Births +30 Grades 
+30 NTH sims reaching the top of a career (Teen and YA/A/E) 
+20 Positive Traits Earned by NTHs 
+10 Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation 
+10 Not using spares' Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation

.. and sim check…

Ashley is cleaning.. nothing?

Alan, Branden (the bear), and Becca are eating breakfast.

And Brittney is staring at the family bulletin board.

Now that we remember who everyone is.. we can carry on.

First task: get Alan to work so he can do that last surgery task for his promotion.

Surgery.. check. Incidentally, it was actually a correct diagnoses. I really dislike this career.

We get home.. and find Branden on the monkey bars.

… Only to have him give up and go to make a disaster.

Playing dolls with Brittney.

While Becca adds to the disaster in the back yard.

Well, thanks, Ashley! Gotta love neat sims.

I bought Alan a woodworking bench because he’s pretty much stuck on handiness. nothing he can upgrade needs upgrading.. and the things that need upgrading… he’s half a skill bar away from being able to upgrade. So… handiness bench. He proceeds to make a bunch of statues while the kids are at school and Ashley is at work. (Alan had a day off)

Homework party! And.. that’s level ten parenting for Alan. It’s amazing the amount of skill you get from raising twins.

You can’t tell, but the kids are apparently arguing. I keep seeing – for conflict resolution above them. Ashley, of course, doesn’t see the need to intervene and just stands there watching them.

I finally figure out how to get ISBI kids to do their school projects.. Problem being.. they don’t KEEP working on them. which annoys the heck out of me.

Well, Hi, Maeve! We’ve missed you! And thanks for cleaning up!

Hey! You broke the dollhouse. I totally saw that.

So much for a clean back yard. Thanks, Branden.

Alan comes home with that promotion.. and a tummy ache. Notice: it’s been two days and that project is still being worked on.

See? She’d rather socialize than work on the project. Spoiler: I do get her to finish it, but I give up on getting the other two kids through them.

House call at work. In San Myshuno. Annoying, one of the patients wouldn’t get off the game machine and I couldn’t select him. Finally, I had to make him a drink at the bar to get him to get off the machine. What a pain.

Trying to get Brittney her skills so she can start working on her “A” in school B’s are just not good enough. I need more points!

Yep, Alan got his handiness to level 7 and is now upgrading the kitchen.

More skilling for Brittney. I have to keep her here most the evening, but she finally gets Mental level 4.

Ashley.. why are you up in the middle of the night talking to Maeve? I mean, it’s cute and all.. but .. you need sleep.

.. At least she decides to skill for a while

Alan needed to deliver a baby.. and as luck has it, the day after that task popped up.. Nalani (mermaid) shows up ready to pop.

Um.. Alan.. no, put that back.

There you go. I don’t get to find out the name of the little tyke, because it disappears almost immediately, but still. Successful delivery.

At some point during the work day, I notice Branden has gotten an A in school. +5!

.. And Becca comes home with one thanks to her project. +5 again!

Another promotion?

Yup… that’s level 9!

…We don’t need more pregnant sims. But they show up anyway. And I’m a sucker for a cute new baby, so we have to help her out. I do question her fashion choices a bit, though..

We get home.. and it’s Branden’s birthday.. so we wake him up and make him a cake.

.. Well, didn’t you grow up nicely!!

.. We use his free action as a teen to get him his career.. and then let him wander around the house for the rest of the night. Morning brings us our time to stop.. (And yes, somehow I was too busy to celebrate Love Day.. Sorry Ashley and Alan!).

Our points. +10 for grades. Yay!

Current Points: 120 
-30 Passing out 
-10 Fire! 
-5 Wetting self 
+25 Aspiration milestones completed 
+30 Births 
+40 Grades 
+30 NTH sims reaching the top of a career (Teen and YA/A/E) 
+20 Positive Traits Earned by NTHs 
+10 Randomizing every trait and aspiration for an entire generation 
+10 Not using spares' Satisfaction Reward points for an entire generation

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