Thursday, February 22, 2018

Diary of a Drifter House 5-Chapter 4-Two New Additions


The artwork Chevy and I complete at work might seem to be one of our biggest accomplishments in life.  Our careers seem to be progressing along nicely.




Both of us have made it to level 9 of our careers but I do not see this as my biggest accomplishment in life.


These two wonderful boys and the loving family we have created together is what I consider to be the biggest accomplishment ever.


However if Deja has her way I might have to raise another set of twins.  She didn't do so well babysitting the boys for me so I do have to question her parenting abilities.


Deja's contractions started to hit her in the middle of the night when all of us were sound asleep.  Her screams woke all of us up with the exception of Chevy.  How he didn't wake up when he was closest to her is something I will never figure out.

Somehow Deja was able to wake him up but he was in such a panic that he couldn't think straight.  Bentley started to laugh at his brother but that was until I reminded him that he didn't exactly have nerves of steel when I went into labor for the twins.  Bentley's facial expression changed in a heartbeat so he decided it was best to try and calm his brother.  When he couldn't I suggested that he drive them to the hospital.


As soon as they arrived at the hospital, Bentley received an emergency call at the station so he was only able to drop them off.  Luckily for Deja the doctor arrived at the same time and was able to help her go through the check in process.  Chevy was still in a panic and was of no use to Deja at all.


Deja was in labor for 10 hours before she was ready for the delivery room.  During that time Chevy was able to calm down enough to help her with her breathing along with watching whatever was TV that day and making himself a TV dinner.  At least Chevy was calm for a little while however the calm didn't last long at all.


I have to admit I would have freaked out myself when this happened.  It seems that the doctor made a minor boo boo as she phrased it and tried to remove something he had ought to let stay there.   Poor Deja was so frightened that she passed out for a little while.


Somehow the doctor was able to correct the mistake quickly and do the perform the correct procedure which is to deliver a baby.  Chevy and Deja became the proud parents of a baby girl.  They named her Brittney and I have to say that Deja's maternal instincts seemed to kick in a little.  Now that I have high hopes for Deja being able to take care of her own baby by herself, I can do something I have wanted to do for a very long time for myself.


For years I have always passed the pet stores and seen the adorable puppies in the windows.  All I ever wanted to do was go in there and pick one up and just give the precious little puppy all the love in the world.  However my Dad told me that the pet stores weren't open for business yet and there weren't any puppies available for adoption.  That all has been changed now as the Animal League has been opened recently and they had just received a litter of cockapoo pups.


I sent in a request to adopt one of those sweet little puppies and the very next day they showed up with this little sweetheart.  Her name is Emma and I was told that she was a good hunting dog however her coat would require some care.  She would need regular brushing to avoid mats along with trips to the groomer.  Poodles do not shed but Cocker Spaniels do so we will have to vacuum often to keep the hair off the rugs and furniture.  She will require some training as she is starting to show a bit of an aggressive streak.


None of those negative points mattered to me as I fell in love with her almost immediately.  She is the sweetest little puppy ever and she quickly became a part of the family.


Emma certainly was an active puppy who ran all over the house all the time.  House training went fairly well but she did have her fair share of accidents.  She barks a lot which I guess is coming from her aggressive side which we are still working on.  Before we knew it she aged into an adult dog but its apparent to everyone that she is still a puppy at heart.


Brittney's birthday came around soon enough and took us all by surprise.  For a minute there we thought we were wrong about the headcount we had going in the house.  Brittney was running around like any active toddler would but there was still a baby in the bassinet.  It had to be our eyes playing tricks on us or maybe some of the paint fumes were getting to us because a couple of hours later there was no baby anymore just a cute little toddler getting into everything.


It was really nice having a little girl in the house.  Brittney turned out to be so freaking cute and Deja and I loved doing her hair and buying sweet little dresses for her.


The best part is that she loved to dance.  Being a music lover I always have the stereo on even when I'm painting.  She would dance all day but....


eventually it catches up to her and before we know it she curls up on a chair and just falls right out for a nap.


Deja is settling into her parenting answers for all problems just sit them in the highchair and give them food.  Of course Brittney tosses all the food to the floor whenever Deja does that.  Emma doesn't mind this one bit at all.  Life is a regular all you can eat buffet with Deja around.

House 5 To Do List

1) Create a 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom home worth at least $100k Simoleons (after Depreciation)

2) Achieve level 10 of the Painting career
-Patron of the Arts branch - on either the Main or Secondary Sim

3) Achieve level 10 of the Painting career
-Master of the Real branch - on either the Main or Secondary Sim

4) Achieve level 5 Photography
-On either the Main or Secondary Sim

5) Complete the Photography Treasure Hunt:

A completed Treasure Hunt collection should yield 10 photographs with all items, colors and Sims/Subjects used only once.

Required Items
1. Hats (Hats and Masks)
2. Hair (Hair, Facial Hair and Eyebrows)
3. Makeup (All types)
4. Accessories (Glasses, Gloves and all Jewelry)
5. Tops (All types)
6. Bottoms (Underwear, Swim Bottoms, Shorts and Pants)
7. Skirts (All types)
8. Full Body Outfits (All types)
9. Socks (Socks, Tights or accessory Leggings)
10. Footwear (All types)

Required Colors
1. Red
2. Orange
3. Yellow
4. Green
5. Blue
6. Purple
7. Pink
8. Black
9. White
10. Brown



6) Produce and raise an Heir to the Young Adult lifestage


Friday, February 9, 2018

Diary of a Drifter House 5 Chapter 3-Forgotten Birthdays



There have been many bumps in the road during this families quest to stay out of the bin.  Many of us with the exception of Grandma Darlene has had to go through our requirements more than once including myself.  I do hope that Aiden will not have as much trouble as we have so I'm trying to raise the boys as well as I can while fulfilling my destined roles.  Sadly not everything is going towards plan.






Both Chevy and I are doing well in our careers.  We are both on level 8 of our careers, we both maxed the painting skills and the boys are still toddlers.  We shouldn't have any problems meeting our goals considering how much time we have left.  The problem is while we are working no one is really taking care of the boys too well.



When the boys are playing on their own they are fine and are as happy as clams.  


However when they need help for an adult we have a problem.  Deja went to check on Gunner and she found out that he is tired. Of course this means that Deja has to put him in a high chair to give him food.  (Another missed picture by you know who)


Aiden asked her for a bath she gave him food.


Aiden asked his father for a bath and got put in bed instead.  He did have an active day but he wasn't at the point that he needed to go to sleep.  The bath was needed more.


The poor kid had a diaper rash and was quite smelly but sleeping soundly when...


Deja decided he needed a sandwich so she woke him up.


As soon as I got home Aiden ran right up to me and I could tell he really needed that bath desperately.


Finally he got his bath and I got one at the same time too.  He was so happy to finally be clean.  


It was getting late so I did put Aiden to bed as soon as we were finished however Gunner was in the same situation.  Gunner was tired and slept the entire day now he was full of energy and also needed a bath.  I gave him a bath and then some food.




Gunner went to play while I got myself some dinner and took care a few of my own needs.  With a busy day at work and taking care of the boys when I got home I forgot that it was the twins birthday.  It could have been so much easier on myself if I would have just made them a cake, had them blow out the candles and let them age up but noooooo! I had to forget.  Life can't be that easy now can it?




Aiden rolled the Social Butterfly aspiration and his first trait is Active.  



Gunner also is a Social Butterfly I guess twins even have that connection but his first trait was bookworm.  I should have guess that since he received a pair of glasses for his birthday.  

Well I thought with the boys aged up things would start to get quiet here.  I was so wrong about that.


I hope she does better with hers than she did with mine.

House 5 To Do List

1) Create a 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom home worth at least $100k Simoleons (after Depreciation)

2) Achieve level 10 of the Painting career
-Patron of the Arts branch - on either the Main or Secondary Sim

3) Achieve level 10 of the Painting career
-Master of the Real branch - on either the Main or Secondary Sim

4) Achieve level 5 Photography
-On either the Main or Secondary Sim

5) Complete the Photography Treasure Hunt:

A completed Treasure Hunt collection should yield 10 photographs with all items, colors and Sims/Subjects used only once.

Required Items
1. Hats (Hats and Masks)
2. Hair (Hair, Facial Hair and Eyebrows)
3. Makeup (All types)
4. Accessories (Glasses, Gloves and all Jewelry)
5. Tops (All types)
6. Bottoms (Underwear, Swim Bottoms, Shorts and Pants)
7. Skirts (All types)
8. Full Body Outfits (All types)
9. Socks (Socks, Tights or accessory Leggings)
10. Footwear (All types)

Required Colors
1. Red
2. Orange
3. Yellow
4. Green
5. Blue
6. Purple
7. Pink
8. Black
9. White
10. Brown

6) Produce and raise an Heir to the Young Adult lifestage

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Diary of a Drifter House 5 Chapter 2 Sabotage!


Dear Diary,

When Grandma Darlene took on this challenge to keep our family out of the bin she knew that it would not be easy.  I am doing my best to keep track of our progress but there is a strange power that is working against me.  I'm on a quest to make it in the art world and my roommate is supposed to be a photographer and yet we are missing the most important aspect for my records in my journal and that is pictures.  I thought the almighty Piazzagirl would understand we need this to continue but it is almost as if she wants us to fail.  The nerve on her to sabotage all the hard work we have done to this point. Well I got news for her we are not going to fail no matter how much she tries to stop us.  I'm keeping a close eye on things from now on and I'm getting everyone up to date on my progress.  I better start by jotting down our progress at this point just to keep track.


I'm doing well in the Patron of the Arts Career Branch of the painting career.  Currently I am on Level 7 of the career.  As for my painting skill it is almost maxed.  As of now I am 9.69 in painting and 6.26 in Charisma.  I've aged into an adult now and I have 16 days until my elder birthday.


The only picture we were able to save was this one where I met this handsome guy at the flea market.  His name is Bentley and he turned out to be the brother of my roommate Chevy.  Small world isn't it.  I asked him to move in that day and married right on our first date.


From the look on Bentley's face he doesn't seem to have had a good day at work. Bentley is helping with the house by bringing in a salary.   Not much of a salary I hate to say as he hasn't been able to get any promotions he is still level 1 in the detective career.


Not that he is not good at his job because he does have an excellent record but we would have to follow him to work which is of course against the rules so that is not going to happen.  It doesn't matter as I love him no matter what level he is on at his job.


My brother-in-law Chevy is now level 7 of Master of the Real branch in the painter career.  He is almost maxed at the painting skill 9.62 and is 6.62 in logic.  We are getting ready to build him a photography studio in the house as he wants to explore that skill a little and possibly build himself a portfolio.


We decided to rent a room to Deja Okada just for the extra money however that turned out not to be such a good idea.  She is level 4 in the public relations career but she is very snobish and a bit gloomy at times.  Not a lot of fun to be around yet Chevy really seems to like her.  The two were married soon after she moved in.


Our family wouldn't be complete without a future heir and a spare.   I'm proud to say that I am the first heir who has brought forward a set of twins boys Aiden the heir and Gunner the spare.


Yes I really would have to be the lucky one with twin boys as they are a lot of work.  The stinky one eating the potato chips as Deja believes that is a healthy breakfast for a toddler is Gunner and the one crying after he throw his ham and cheese sandwich on the floor is Aiden.  Why he did that while he is extremely hungry I will never know but Deja gave him some apple juice instead of food which he doesn't seem to be happy with.





This is the type of fun we have in this house.  We spend good money on toys for the boys and Gunner ends up destroying it.



After he completely demolished it he was ready to cry.  I don't know if it was because he couldn't play with the dollhouse or because there was nothing left for him to smash.


Both Chevy and I went in there to talk with him and explain to him that he should take care of his toys.  I'm hoping he listened to us.  We have had enough sabotage around this place as it is.

House 5 To Do List

1) Create a 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom home worth at least $100k Simoleons (after Depreciation)

2) Achieve level 10 of the Painting career
-Patron of the Arts branch - on either the Main or Secondary Sim

3) Achieve level 10 of the Painting career
-Master of the Real branch - on either the Main or Secondary Sim

4) Achieve level 5 Photography
-On either the Main or Secondary Sim

5) Complete the Photography Treasure Hunt:

A completed Treasure Hunt collection should yield 10 photographs with all items, colors and Sims/Subjects used only once.

Required Items
1. Hats (Hats and Masks)
2. Hair (Hair, Facial Hair and Eyebrows)
3. Makeup (All types)
4. Accessories (Glasses, Gloves and all Jewelry)
5. Tops (All types)
6. Bottoms (Underwear, Swim Bottoms, Shorts and Pants)
7. Skirts (All types)
8. Full Body Outfits (All types)
9. Socks (Socks, Tights or accessory Leggings)
10. Footwear (All types)

Required Colors
1. Red
2. Orange
3. Yellow
4. Green
5. Blue
6. Purple
7. Pink
8. Black
9. White
10. Brown

6) Produce and raise an Heir to the Young Adult lifestage