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

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Diary of a Drifter-House 5-Chapter 1-A Couple Of Starving Artists

I would like to thank my very good friend Jazen for sending me Chevy Platinum who will be one of the main sims in this household along with my 5th generation heir Skyla.  The links to her blogs are on my blog list on the right.


I waited all my life to find out what fate my families legacy has held for me and as soon as I get here I fall asleep.  With all the deaths and than the drama over David I was tired out.  I knew I had to move out and I petitioned the court for legal guardianship of David which I was denied because I was too young and I wasn't family.  They were going to send him to a group home for teenagers until I decided to call up his father Felipe Feng.  I told him we would make David's paternity public knowledge unless he took his son in.  The threat worked but he didn't actually take David in, he sent him to a private boarding school and promised to provide for David until he was old enough to take care of himself.


One thing I didn't realize at the time was that my new home would be right next door to Grandma Everly's house.  My father grew up in that house and Zander Patel who was an elder now still lived in it.  Zander used to come and visit us every once in a while so at least I had one friendly neighbor.


I finally awoke and looked at the empty lot that was to be my home for the rest of my life.  Such a big lot of land even bigger than the one I grew up on.  How was I going to build a home here all by myself.  Hopefully the contents of the envelope would give my some kind of explanation.




Well my future is in art.  Hopefully I can be creative enough to become a successful artist.  At least Grandma said that I could get some help.  I called the art school asking if there were any aspiring artist's from other universes looking for a place to stay so dirt cheap it was actually free and they sent one over.


His name was Chevy Platinum and when I talked with him I found out that he was indeed from an alternative universe.  When I first explained to him that there was no house at the moment he was ready to leave.


I knew at the time this would be hopeless no one would help me without a place to sleep.  Chevy seen how depressed I was and stayed to console me a bit which worked out in my favor.  We made an agreement that we would work to build the house together but we would be co owners with both our names on the deed.  I took that deal in a heartbeat and it did sound fair to me.


We both were able to get jobs in the painting career but we needed to buy easels, paint, canvas and all sorts of painting supplies not to mention putting a roof over our heads.  We quickly got to work earning money.  Chevy spent the day fishing.


I spent the day on the rounds and joined Chevy fishing as soon as I was finished.


We didn't do bad at all for the first day.  We had a place to eat, sleep and bathroom facilities.  We were lucky because we moved in on Friday and our first day on the job was on Monday.  Hopefully we will be able to start on our house soon enough.

Author's Note

Skyla and Chevy's 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