House 002: Chapter 4

Last time, the little family went to Granite Falls a couple of times, Toby moped around a lot, but Monica and Beckham were blissfully happy.  Oh and Elliana, our heiress, managed to max her creativity just by skygazing.

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Our first look at Elliana after a quick makeover to deal with her randomly colored grey eyebrows.

They look a lot a like, but I do see some Toby in her.

(I don’t know why they’re yellowish.  Might be reflecting off the walls.  ick)

 

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Good girl, Ellie.  Work those hips off!

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Olive finally got a more girl-like hairdo.

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I have no clue what is going on here, but Beckham was just being a weirdly cute.

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Toby!  Monica bought that for her skilling!

Toby:  Starving. Must eat now.

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Olive;  Aren’t you glad you let that old man cook now, mom?
Monica;  I suppose so.

Oh and Monica is pregnant again.  Not sure if that was announced or not.

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In fact, she can erupt at any moment.

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Or, you know, take a few dirt naps.

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Her little outfit is adorable.  Monica had noticed that she was sneaking makeup on her face and it had to be removed.

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Holy transformation Batman!  She looks great!

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Derek: Another one?  How come you get kids and I have to live alone?
Monica:  Because you don’t count for anything.

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The new gardener stopped by to see the garden.  Toby was lonely and was having a nice conversation with the plants.

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Poor Monica.  Her stats took a dramatic plummet and I had not even seen her pop up that she was in labor.  No wonder she wouldn’t let me tell her what to do.

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Ellie came out to see why there were screams of pain from the side yard.

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Why?!  A random set of twins?  Seriously?  One is Madison and the other is Melanie?  I think.  More girls, btw.

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Told you her stats plummeted.  Two hours before the girls were born, these were all green except for the energy.

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Beckham:  You smell badly.
Monica:  You go out and birth children in the yard and then tell me how you freakin’ feel.

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Uh oh.  Olive is not a happy little camper.

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Olive:  *whispers*  When no one is around, I’m going to take you to the store and sell you.

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Omg.  These things are a fulltime job.  They never stop screaming.  Olive usually has one blocked until the social worker calls for the second time.

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I have no clue who this came for, but it was definitely not Monica.

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Aspiration Check.  Due to the birth of the babies, she does not get a full nights sleep so her tent milestone is going to take a while longer.

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Always. Crying.

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Oh happy day!  Also, one has random red hair and the other black.  Madison has the red hair, I do believe.  Melanie has black.  Or it could be the other way around.

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Dammit, Toby.  Just die already.  (I don’t really mean that).

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Ellie, your mom needs that!  Go away.
Toby: FOOD!

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Poor Monica has her mother’s hips now and just has no time to work it off.

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Madison:  Did you hear the news?
Melanie:  Yes!
Toby:  What news?
Madison:  We’re going camping!
Toby:  *cries*

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Olive aged up after school and stood right there throwing a royal tantrum for hours.

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The reason for the next trip is because Monica is out of ingredients and reading the books do not help at all.

Olive;  I didn’t get a cake, mom.
Monica:  No one has.  Get over it.

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Everyone but Toby:  YAY, CAMPING!
Toby:  This sucks.  Badly.

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She set the tent down off the lot, so no one thinks to ever use it.  She quickly gets food made so that she can get out collecting.

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Oh and a second tent had to be procured.

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The girls are cute and I hate to say it, but poor Beckham is just miserable.  They left for Granite Falls just minutes after he got off work and did not have time to change.  Also, detective career and I can’t go with him.  He hasn’t gotten any levels, but his $300-350 a day is helpful.

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The tent milestone is a lot easier without babies.

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Random shot of Monica out and about.

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..And skilling.

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Love the boots.  It’s very campy.

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Everyone but Toby was hanging out over by a fire pit.  Toby was off miles away sleeping alone on a log.

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The quest to level 10 is a lot of potions.

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Well hello there you decent looking teen.  Remind me to hunt you down when Monica has some free time.

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I like the rainbow fireflies.

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Aww, old man Beckham.

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Toby:  Haha.  Now she is going to trade you in on a younger model.  Just you watch.
Beckham:  What we have is true love.  You were just a requirement that had to be met.  You served your purpose, now go die.

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When everyone else is waking up, Monica is heading to bed.

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Woo!

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Ellie:  What do you mean that I’ll soon be doing something similar to what you are?  I’m going out and getting married and having 30 kids before I’m 40.
Monica:  No, no you’re not.  Enjoy this life of leisure while you can.  No.  Better yet, come with me.

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Ellie:  Oh this is great fun!
Monica:  Keep thinking that for the next 10 levels and then we will discuss this again.

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Ellie;  Omg.  I’m gonna make a mess!

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She fished for three levels!  Monica was so very proud of her.

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Monica ended up addicted to the moodlet solver potions.  In fact, when she ran out of aspiration points, her wails could be heard echoing through the mountains.

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And then the tents became unusable.  Just freaking great.  I do think Madison was heading in the white one to play at the time, but even after she was done, you couldn’t sleep in it.

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Monica, ever resourceful, had a great idea.  Everyone ran for the beds to sleep.

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Her potion pile is growing.  It does disappear, never to be seen again, after going to the Hermit Hideout.

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Toby, may he RIP, never fully recovered from being discarded by Monica.  He was the most unhappiest sim ever after that happened.  Luckily the twins were way off in the distance and did not witness his passing.

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Grim came for Toby while Olive and Ellie watched sadly.  Grim then posted a new status to SimBook that he had reaped 100,000 souls with the death of Toby.

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Monica did run into that teen again, but he was kind of a jerk.  She said hi and then ran off to collect a moth.

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Everyone heads off to meet the new Hermit.

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No!  We need more time…like a full level of time!

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Skill bar watch!

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No, there is no time for cleaning!  (even though it seriously adds realism to the game).

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Keep going!

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Yes!  She did it.  I was pretty worried because it is not only the last day of vacation, but it’s Ellie’s birthday tomorrow.

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Monica: Wake up!  Time to go home!

It was a miserable trip because the tents were busted for days before I noticed no one was able to sleep except for catnaps on benches.

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Madison?:  Is it really time to go home?  Promise?
Monica:  Yep and you will never have to leave the house again.

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Toby must have known he would not be coming back and left a parting gift.

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One last moodlet solver for the road.

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A peek at the family tree.

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Updated house.  The twins got Toby’s old room. I later sold all the child stuff to surprise them with a huge gift.

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Monica got started working on those hips.

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The last of the gardening.

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The $10,000 computer.  You’re welcome, family.

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And the house is complete.

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Monica:  Cake!

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One of our last sightings of Derek.

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Zombie cake!   Yes!  I want one too.

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Omg.  I aged up Monica.  Shit.  I could have sworn I had Ellie active for this.  I was thinking of aging her down in CAS, but I didn’t want to restart her age bar.  It was only a couple of days early.

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Melanie?: Why do you have to make that lame face?  I’m trying to eat here.
Ellie:  *Spits all over the cake*

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Ellie:  I don’t want to move out and live like a beggar.

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Ellie: Why don’t you grow up and do it?
Melanie?: Not on your life.  Hit the road, Ellie.

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Ellie leaves the house with a good start on her aspiration.

What a fun, but hectic aspiration.  I think the worst part was finding the beetles and even then, she got lucky because she found two.  For a gardener, Toby sure turned out to really live up to his mean trait.  He never had a pleasant conversation with anyone except Monica and Ellie (and only once in a while at that).  Ellie moves out and has 9 hours on her sadness moodlet.

See you in house 3!

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4 thoughts on “House 002: Chapter 4

  1. TWINS!!!
    Nice work getting that badge 4 having a neutral Sim 48 hours…that’s not easy 2 get!
    That was a strange tent glitch..I’ve never seen that happen before….
    Great job on completing The Drifter Challenge House 2! =)

    • Omg. Twins and more are great if you can control a household, not so great in this challenge! I have also never had them without the fertility potion or even a mod for multiples.
      I can’t believe someone stayed fine in that house for that long! I bet it was one of the kids.
      It kept saying something about it being too noisy to sleep, even when no one was on the lot.
      Thanks! It was definitely an aspiration I probably would not have done on my own, but ended up being a great one to do.

  2. I know what you mean about a hectic aspiration, I’m finding it incredibly difficult to raise the herbalism skill, and my heir has only just reached L4! Great idea (whether yours or Melanie’s) to bring in a second husband that has a job! It’s been one of the hardest parts of the challenge so far, watching the idiot spouse bum around the house doing pretty much nothing. The free will aspect of TS4 is seriously lacking.

    • I put in MC Command Center (newest house), so I am hoping that Kylee’s kid finds a spouse with a job. That herbalism skill is no joke. I hated doing that one! It would be cool if sims didn’t age traveling like in Sims 3, but nope. Not in this game.

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