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The Hamilton household was delayed from its normal position in the rotation, but here they are now.

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Left to right: Dimitri, Aglaya, Pavel, Marylena, Romina

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First things first, Marylena paid the taxes of $20,000. That’s pocket change in this house.

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Marylena and Aglaya inherited money from the Cookes.

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Dimitri and Romina headed down to the library to get jobs from the job board. Romina took a position in her LTW career of Law. Dimitri already fulfilled his first LTW to earn $100k, so he took a job in Business.

Conveniently, they both had the day off.

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Romina found herself very hungry when they got home, and was pleased to find some leftover chef salad in the fridge.

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Pavel brought home Drina Bendett on the bus and had a nice outing with her. They’ve got two bolts, but Drina is a little too young for him.

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Aglaya and Marylena earned about $5000 at work between the two of them – Aglaya is at the top of the Medical career and Marylena is at the top of Education. They both brought friends home from work.

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Time for a party!

(No, I did not screen their formal outfits ahead of time.)

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It was a lovely ceremony, even if not all the guests made it to their seats.

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Everyone was very excited, except Samantha Ottomas for some reason.

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Cake! Dimitri very politely and neatly fed Romina the first bite. Nobody watched.

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However, as soon as the ceremonial cake feeding was over, the guests swarmed the kitchen.

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The party was a roof raiser. Poor Max was sad that he wasn’t invited, and also that he doesn’t live there anymore.

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Romina and Dimitri consummated their marriage in their newly redecorated bedroom.

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Apparently the party wasn’t enough excitement for Pavel; he snuck out with his cousin Jake for the night.

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This is why they didn’t go on a honeymoon. Romina actually got pregnant from the last farewell woohoo before Dimitri left college.

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Violet was caught growling at the bird, and was scolded.

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Pavel got caught sneaking back in because most of the family was awake. He lucked out and didn’t get a lecture, though.

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Romina got a couple of cleaning points for work in her cute maternity outfit.

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Then it was phone time before everyone but Marylena headed off to work and school.

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Marylena had the morning to herself, and spent it at the robot bench.

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The household bills were quite high at $410, so they bought a bank of solar panels.

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Dimitri got demoted for playing a video game on his lunch break (even though he was the CEO). Fortunately, he was able to go right back to work.

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He brought Farooq Bousaid home and then abandoned him, so Marylena entertained him with an outing.

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Dimitri got re-promoted back to CEO.

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Romina also got a promotion, though I’m not sure what level she is. As a Fortune sim, she’s not going to be missing any days of work for pregnancy or baby care until she’s Permaplat – especially not with 2 grandmothers around.

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Stupid tree fires. A tree in the backyard already caught fire earlier.

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Marylena aged into an elder!

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I remembered to get collars for the dogs.

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Pavel headed off to college. He earned scholarships of $6250 (grades and all 7 skills) and has a trust fund worth $31,800.

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Marylena decided to keep her shirt, and wear the pants Aglaya had originally aged up in.

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Aglaya may have only gotten a paltry +1,000, but she has now maxed all of her skills!

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After an outing with Farooq, Dimitri wasn’t tired at all. He stayed up all night painting while everyone else slept.

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Romina had her 2nd pop in the bathroom while unclogging the toilet.

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Dimitri finished his and Romina’s portraits.

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Romina made breakfast for herself and Marylena. Dimitri and Aglaya weren’t hungry.

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They have an automatic dog washer (aka Water Wiggler), but Violet apparently hasn’t found it yet, as she was filthy.

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Romina wanted to hire a butler. I’ve never done that before, so I figured this was a good household to try it. After all, they’re rich with 3 Fortune sims in the house.

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Ocean arrived just as everyone was leaving for work. The first thing he did was fire the maid and the gardener.

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I watched him wander around and clean everything all day while everyone was at work.

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Dimitri was promoted to Business Tycoon! We still only have 9 Business Districts, though, as we’re behind on businesses.

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With that in mind, Dimitri and his moms headed down to Sofa City. It’s already level 10 but still hasn’t turned much of a profit.

Venyamin was one of their first customers. He needs some furniture for his new place.

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About halfway through the session, Dimitri finally kicked out all the playables who were just hanging out with no money to buy stuff.

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Back home, Romina got a promotion. She’s already earned $25,000. Between all 4 members of the family, they earned over $30,000.

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Dimitri bought himself a fancy car. Why not?

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Dimitri and Romina had some “us time” in their bedroom.

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After some sleep, everyone was back up and gathered in the living room when Romina went into labor at 4 am.

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I had individual pictures of the babies, but they look exactly the same, so here’s one of both. Dimitri’s holding the firstborn, a girl named Lorita, while Romina has the younger, a boy named Timofei. They both have black hair and Romina’s custom eyes.

A note on baby names: each family has its nationality, and the main family lines will only get names of that nationality for their babies (Russian for the Pavlovs, English for the Cookes, and so on). However, for satellite lines like the Hamiltons, any playable that marries in will have their name nationality added to the options. So Dimitri and Romina’s children could roll either a Russian or Italian name (I use a randomizer from behindthename.com to give me random names by nationality).

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The back room was turned back into a nursery, for the first time since Pavel was a baby.

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“Oh, two new charges. I was not informed of this in advance.”

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Ocean is the type to shove bottles in the baby’s mouth and then leave him on the floor.

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Romina had been wanting a business since she moved in. Now that she’s not pregnant anymore, I finally let her get one.

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Poor Marylena was the only person who had to work on Saturday.

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Aglaya was rather excited to have grandbabies to snuggle.

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Apparently paper stealing is serious business for  Hadassah.

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Romina headed out to her new business, the Willow Valley Swim Club. Unfortunately, despite the lot costing $87,000, the ticket price is only $13. Romina will have to get her gold sales badge to get her investment back.

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Romina did sales and went on outings to keep her mood up.

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She got a TV as a networking gift; selling it gave her about 90% of the money she made during her session.

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The business got up to level 1 before Romina headed home.

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Marya stopped by to visit, so of course she was invited in.

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Ocean continues to feed the babies bottles and leave them on the floor, in stinky diapers.

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The bird seemed to be glitched, so I replaced with another one that looks exactly the same. Aglaya taught her to talk right away.

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Family Sunday! Isaiah came as Venyamin’s friend. Orlando is also there, though not pictured.

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The butler keeps leaving the poor babies on the floor. I think I might have to fire him.

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I realized that Aglaya was not friends with Pavel. This cannot stand.

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Marya and Orlando went straight to break in the new hot tub. Romina received it as an outing gift from her time at the pool.

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Romina and Dimitri also ignored Family Sunday to have their own private party.

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It’s the last day of the rotation, so the family had a small Reno Day – railings around the stairs. They’re going to have toddlers soon, after all.

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The butler finally decided to make food, and served cereal just as Marylena made pancakes.

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Then he made some salad. Ok, Ocean, that’s enough.

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Marya is actually master of both dogs, Grimalkin and Violet. I should have gotten the dogs over to her at the beginning of the season, and failed. Well, now Marylena is also master of Violet, so she’ll be staying with the current Hamilton household. Marya was given Grimalkin, though. He’s almost an elder, so he might get some Kibble of Life at her house.

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I see Pavel’s already in the college mindset.

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Silly me, I forgot to invite Mauro over until about 3:30.

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Ocean made more food, burnt frozen dinners this time. That certainly sounds like the kind of service I’d expect from a snooty butler.

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And then he started cooking something else, left to shove another bottle in Lorita’s mouth, and started a fire.

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Then he put her on the floor, RIGHT BY THE FIRE, so he could go freak out at the fire.

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Fortunately, the random dormie that Mauro brought as his friend had better sense than the useless butler. He grabbed Lorita and rushed her outside.

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So much more sense than the butler. I’ll keep an out for this dormie in the future.

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After the fire department put out the fire, Ocean tried to redeem himself by retrieving Lorita from the lawn and changing her diaper. No dice.

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“Don’t you worry, my sweet Lorita. Nana fired that awful butler.”

The maid and the gardener were re-hired, and the butler experiment is over.

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After all that, it’s birthday time for the twins! Isaiah had gone on home, but Hero Dormie of course got to stay.

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Poor Lorita’s cake glitched, and her grandmother dumped her on the floor to eat cake.

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Here’s Timofei, who’s been ignored because he hasn’t had a horrible day.

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Lorita finally managed to grow up.

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Marylena was exhausted, but couldn’t get upstairs to bed because the stairs were glitched. I ended up having to delete and replace them. The family has had a seriously rough night.

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Dimitri, who’s gotten into the habit of staying up all night, took charge of getting the twins their smart milk.

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I pushed them a little too far into Fall to get the twins their makeovers. They’re both very cute.

That’s it for the Hamiltons! They’ll be back in their usual place in the rotation for fall. Next up is the Bendett family.

Stats:

Sims 140 (+2)

Sim multiplier 67

Population 9380

Family: Hamilton

General fund contribution $21,000 (tax $20,000, school fees $1000)

Businesses:

Games Ahoy, rank 10

Sofa City, rank 10

Willow Valley Swim Club, rank 1

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Here are the final 3 Uni households!

Nagard Annya Fruhm

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Back, left to right: Liouba Pavlov, Lluis Picaso, Mhairi Bruce, Isaiah Gavigan

Front, left to right: Agnes Picaso, Malvina Bruce

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First things first, Lluis had some serious apologizing to do.

“I don’t know, Lluis. I’ll have to think about what you can do to make it up to me.”

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Their housemates wisely stayed away from the drama.

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The house upgrade for this semester is finishing the attic and adding stairs and a bed, because Lluis is going to need a place to sleep while things settle.

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“Ok, I’ll try to forgive you. But I’ve got two conditions.”

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“First, you change your secondary aspiration to something other than Romance.”

Lluis got a Re-Nu-You orb immediately and rolled Pleasure as his new secondary aspiration.

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“And second, I’ll invite Irina over so you can friend zone her.”

Not only did Lluis put Irina in the friend zone, but he used the Sim Blender to nuke their hearts.

Now they both want to woohoo each other, but Liouba’s still too furious. Time to stay occupied with other activities while the timer ticks down.

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Doing the slap dance is always a fun distraction.

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Malvina invited Denise over for a date, and asked her to bring Nikifor along.

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Both of them were asked to pledge the Greek house.

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Raebeth was also pledged just so she can be a member, although she’ll never be able to move in since she’s on full financial aid.

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“Oh, you’re stuck in the chair? Well, I guess I won’t abduct you, then.”

Yeah, Isaiah’s Secret Society abduction glitched out. Stupid Dorian.

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Mhairi was mean to Mireia and made her cry.

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I made her apologize.

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Isaiah was delinquent on his term paper, so he was forced to work on it in the morning while everyone else had fun.

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Looks like Lluis and Liouba have successfully made up.

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Isaiah needed a little bit of joy after his term paper, so he decided to propose.

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She said yes!

Isaiah’s not a junior yet, but I’m breaking my rule since I now have an option for all sims to stay the same aspiration.

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“So we’ve only got two more years of college left.”

Liouba and Lluis had a nice civil conversation over bowls of chili.

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Agnes was behind on phone time, so she had to find a college student to call late at night.

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“Woohoo! Look at this awesome thing I brought back from campus!”

Yeah, ok.

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Autonomous kissing!

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Isaiah was successfully abducted this time, and got his secret society blazer.

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The cow plant waits patiently.

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Mhairi learned Couples Counseling. It seems like it might come in handy one of these days.

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Malvina maxed her logic skill while playing chess with Isaiah.

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The portraits are finished!

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I think I can finally declare Lluis and Liouba officially back on track.

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That’s not your bed, ladies.

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Final time! Everyone earned A pluses. Isaiah is now a junior, and could have changed his major to Pleasure, but that would be ridiculous so he’s staying Family.

 Larisa House

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Back row, left to right: Semyon Carr, Anthony Thayer, Varya Pederson, Akim Pavlov

Front row: Saveliy Pavlov, Sharlene Cooke

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Obligatory grow up outfit shot. Nothing too crazy.

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Anthony maxed his creativity first thing.

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Stupid dormie Vyn wouldn’t move out, leaving Semyon without a room, so I had to move the whole dorm out and back in.

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Varya went on a date with Mitch while everyone else in the dorm worked on their term papers.

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Once Sharlene and Saveliy finished their term papers, it was time for a date while Varya got to her term paper.

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The new freshman all rolled up wants to declare majors once they got home from class. Not that I remember what majors they declared.

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Hey, look, somebody’s getting abducted.

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Huh. I would have expected Sharlene the Popularity sim to get abducted first.

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Saveliy got his fancy jacket and went right home.

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I finally got around to having the new freshmen take their photo booth pictures to hang in their dorm rooms.

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Somebody wanted to buy a bass, and there was room in the hallway, so that’s this semester’s contribution to the dorm.

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Anthony kept trying to go off to the photo booth with Sharlene, so I had him invite over teen love Judith Gavigan for some fun.

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After some hardcore phone time and finals, the semester was over! Everyone got straight As, naturally.

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The new sophomores were booted out to make room for next semester’s crew of new students. Varya headed off to an as yet undisclosed location.

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Then I had to move out Saveliy and Sharlene again due to glitches. They’ll be joining Nastasia Thayer in her off campus house.

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As they were leaving, Anthony was dragged off for a secret society initiation. I made sure he got home safely before moving on.

Pavlov Hall

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Back, left to right: Nikifor Pavlov, Anzhelina Pederson, Eric Fairchild, Raebeth Dell

Front, left to right: Adam Carr, Denise Cooke-Pavlov, Faina Thayer

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Here are some grow up outfits. Adam and Denise got to keep theirs.

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Nikifor got the party started right, with some photobooth action with Mackenzie the Dormie.

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Meanwhile, Adam and Denise can’t even pee peacefully.

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Adam rolled up a want to make friends with Raebeth, so an outing was had.

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“What? I don’t understand! I just finished writing my term paper, that’s all!”

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“Oh. A Secret Society, cool. I bet none of the other students from Willow Valley are in this.”

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I never really know what to do with outing gifts dropped off for people who have moved out. In this case, though, the dorm got a second chess table.

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I got the new freshman to take their dorm room pictures early this time.

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I forgot that talking to the bird builds charisma skill.

Also, they’ve kept that bird alive through several semesters, which is awesome.

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I decided to keep the trend of intra-dorm friendship going to replace some of the semester’s phone time.

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Eric wanted to throw a party, so he invited over all of his college friends.

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Lluis is still in trouble with Liouba’s very large family.

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Akilina and Celeste enjoyed the photo booth.

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Denise became permaplat during the party. I have no idea what triggered it.

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After the party, Faina wanted a date, and asked Agnes, but Agnes wasn’t having any of it. Poor Faina.

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However, she did go for a first kiss a while later.

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After that, with a big red heart over her head, Agnes finally agreed to a date.

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It went quite well.

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Adam and Raebeth had a scintillating discussion about grilled cheese after getting back from class.

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Denise is tonight’s abductee.

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“Really, guys? This is lame.”

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The rest of the dormmates who were still awake were busy in the kitchen, and naturally didn’t notice the abduction.

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The next morning, there was a hard core effort to get grades up.

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The crew came back from their finals with all A plus grades, hooray!

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And…Denise and Adam immediately got into another fight.

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Nikifor and Anzhelina moved out. They’ll be in a placeholder lot until they can move into their respective Greek houses.

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Raebeth also finally left the freshman dorm, halfway through her sophomore year. But where’s she going to go with no money?

That’s it for the second Uni semester! Next up is the delayed Hamilton household.

Once again, I’ll be breaking up the university rounds into 2 chapters.

Cham Var Hoh

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Left to right: Mireia Picaso, Mauro Necci, Anya Pavlov, Feofil Pavlov

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Apparently Greek house members continue to randomly drop by even once they’re adults.

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Mauro needed to earn some skills for his final semester.

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Angie came by, and was quick to start some pranks.

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After he and Anya got back from class, Feofil made the calls to get the Start of Semester All-Playable Bash started.

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Only two sims needed to be summoned via the Sim Blender.

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Sharlene and Saveliy were immediately all over each other. Malvina and Romina are clearly still having issues.

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Mireia swooped in with some distraction.

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Agnes knows Akilina’s a Romance sim with a long list of lovers, but she just can’t quit her.

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All the new freshman have had their makeovers. And I managed to catch 5 of them in one picture!

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Here are the other two, dancing with Mauro and the llama mascot.

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No! Bad Anya! Bad Lluis!

*X’s out Anya’s queue*

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A massive slapdance broke out, and my simself revealed what a terrible dancer she is.

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I’ve decided to be proactive about the future, so Eric, Faina, and Anthony were invited to pledge Cham Var Hoh. They can’t move in at least until their freshman year is finished.

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Akilina and Agnes are still all over each other.

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Oh, no! Apparently Lluis has been a bad, bad boy.

I made Liouba selectable to see who the vixen was. Looks like it was Irina.

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Lluis gave as good as he got.

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“I am so mad at you, I don’t even think I love you any more.”

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“What have I done?”

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Meanwhile, Mireia got abducted by the Secret Society. I didn’t even see it in the midst of all the drama.

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“Whatever. This is lame. I’m going back to the party.”

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At least I’ve still got one power couple left.

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“How dare you break my sister’s heart!”

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“I’m going to cast an evil spell on you!”

(Yes, I made her selectable so she could take advantage of this perfect opportunity.)

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“How dare you break my cousin’s heart by cheating on her with my sister!”

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“Augh! Bees!”

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“Faina and Nikifor, you’re missing the point of a party!”

“Huh?”

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Michael Bruce dropped off a hot tub!

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Uh-oh, a fight. I thought at first Lluis got himself in more trouble, but no.

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Turns out it was fightin’ cousins Adam Carr and Denise Cooke-Pavlov.

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Denise won.

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Oh yeah, Eric and Nastasia used to have a thing.

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Didn’t take long for the second hot tub to be occupied.

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Love, true love…is apparently not exclusive.

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Another fight…

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Denise cleaned the floor with Adam again.

And they’re going to be living in the same dorm.

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After the party, Anya and Mauro enjoyed the quiet in the hot tub.

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Then it was term paper time.

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Mireia was the first to finish her term paper, so she got started on her mandatory phone time by chatting about woohoo.

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Feofil joined her shortly, while Anya and Mauro went on a date.

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We interrupt phone time for a moment of silence for the dear departed cow mascot.

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“Yeah, it’s funny how every party at Cham Var Hoh counts as a family reunion.”

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Feofil invited over the pledges, and asked Eric to do some cleaning up around the house.

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Faina was the lucky one who got to repair the clogged toilet, while wondering why it wasn’t her brother doing this instead.

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After work was done, the pledges got to experience the joy of hanging out in the Cham Var Hoh Party Room (along with Pavel Hamilton, who came along as somebody’s friend).

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Mireia needed an aspiration boost, so she invited Michael over for a date.

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“Woot! I got a grill!”

We already have one of those, Mauro. *sells*

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Anya can’t quite leave her Romance sim past behind.

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Time to start getting the grades up for the end of the semester.

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Mireia & Michael’s date went well.

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Dorian came and arrested Feofil.

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He scoped the room at the Secret Society, and decided Cooper the jock was pretty hot.

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Back home, Anya and Eric finally got down to it.

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Then Anya went to sleep, and Feofil came in to make friends with Eric.

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This semester’s house upgrade is a new study room to contain the computers and the easels, instead of having them in the hallway. The plan is to add another computer soon.

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I was going to send them to their final, but then I realized they hadn’t had their second party yet. So Eric invited some friends over, while Feofil went out to pay the bills.

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Their bills were back up in the $440 range, so I bought them a couple of solar panels, but then they didn’t have enough left to pay the bills. Harvesting the money trees still left them a little short.

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Fortunately, since there was a party going on, a household jam session netted them over $600.

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Mireia was very excited that Mauro had invited Michael to the party.

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Anya had herself a little fling with dormie Aaron in the other hot tub.

Once a Romance sim, always a Romance sim, I suppose.

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Mauro became platinum from having a good party, and then the group headed off for their finals.

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Everyone got A pluses, naturally. Anya and Feofil are now seniors.

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Mauro has graduated! He earned summa cum laude honors with a major in history. He grew up into an outfit that actually really suits him, and moved back to Willow Valley with $24,900 in his bank account. He’ll be played at the end of the season.

40 Almond Street

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Romina Necci, Nastasia Thayer

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The cow and llama mascots got into a fight.

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The cow won, but was still the one to run away.

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The household has a view of the new quad I put in across the street. I’m not doing well keeping up with adding the college lots the neighborhood is earning, but I’m going to try to do better.

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Romina and Dimitri went on one last date, as Dimitri only has a few hours before his timer runs out.

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After the date, Dimitri spent his last few hours working on a painting, so he wouldn’t leave the household without any cash.

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Romina needed a charisma point before she could work on her grades.

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Nastasia invited Stupid Rodney over for a date.

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Dimitri finished his painting, then grew up and headed back to Willow Valley. He’ll move into the main Hamilton household.

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“What? I can’t go with you! I’m in the middle of a date here!”

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Nastasia was dismayed to find herself carried off to the secret society lot anyway.

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She chatted up a hot guy, only to discover he was gay.

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Then she saw the plastic surgery station, and decided to try it out.

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She had never liked her mouth, so she made it a little narrower. She thought it was an improvement, although she still looked like herself.

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Unfortunately, when she got home, her date with Stupid Rodney suffered an error, and he went home.

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Romina had gone to bed, so Nastasia harvested the apples…

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And then spent the rest of the night hacking her grades. It was a pretty useless endeavor, as her grade bar only went up a smidgen in a couple of hours.

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Then she had to call and quit her job working in her parents’ shop, because apparently the carpool somehow comes for college students.

Well, there’s that great idea out the window.

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The ladies had some phone time before class.

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Akilina came to visit and got to know Romina.

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They had a nice outing, and I noticed how similar their outfits are.

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“You’re abducting me? Oh, my, that’s such a surprise considering my roommate was abducted just last night.”

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Romina wanted to buy a statue, so she used the secret society funds to buy them a large knight for the roof.

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The next morning, while Nastasia was in class, Romina invited Dimitri over to boost her aspiration before her final exam.

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“Exercise! You need to exercise!”

“I am, Coach!”

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The ladies were a little strapped for cash this semester, so the house upgrade was only a small stereo.

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The semester is finished for this household, and Romina has graduated summa cum laude with a degree in History.

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She headed back to Willow Valley immediately, to join Dimitri in the Hamilton household. She took with her a bank account of $14,100.

70 Almond Street

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We have another small household, with twins Akilina and Irina Carr.

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Akilina went straight off to class, so Irina took care of paying the tuition.

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Then she got Liouba over and apologized to her over and over for making a move on her boyfriend.

Irina didn’t know what she had been thinking. She had a big fat want to get engaged to Komei locked in her want panel…there had been no reason to ruin her cousin’s life.

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But Liouba was not the only one mad at Irina.

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They got a trash compacter so they could just leave the trashcan out front flipped over.

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As soon as it was light out, Irina invited Komei over and greeted him enthusiastically.

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She wasted no time in asking him to go steady, and then proposed engagement.

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Then it was time for a huge party to try to run down the furious timers. Irina invited all the college students she knew, except Lluis, of course.

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She spent a little while with Liouba, building their relationship back up.

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Their house is really too small for a party. There were an awful lot of traffic jams.

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Denise and Adam got into another fight. Denise won, again.

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“Look, you’re my brother and I love you, but I want a good party score. So you’re going to have to leave now.”

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Then Mhairi started being mean to Mireia, rubbing it in her face that Mhairi had won Isaiah.

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No, Akim! Don’t be helpful by putting the trash can back!

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The party was a roof raiser, and Irina felt that she had been successful in fixing some of her broken relationships.

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Irina said a private goodbye to Komei.

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Akilina went to bed, and Irina headed out to the telescope to keep her science enthusiasm up.

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Then it was time to get grades up in preparation for their final.

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“I’m so excited that we’re going to be on the Dean’s List again this semester!”

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They did, indeed, maintain their 4.0 GPAs.

That’s it for the first installment of the University households!

Time for the Fairchild family!

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Back, left to right: Eric, Greta

Front, left to right: Davis, Sandy

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There are 3 puppies in the house. They require a lot of praising and scolding, and eat a lot of dog food.

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The family inherited just over $20,000, though I suspect most of that went to Davis. They need the money to pay their taxes, as they previously had about $1400 outside of the kids’ college funds.

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Davis paid the taxes as the kids headed off to school. He and Sandy both had the next two days off.

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There was money left after taxes, so Davis and Sandy spent it on something they’d been wanting for a long time: an in-deck hot tub.

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There was a little left for a few solar panels.

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The puppies grew up! This is Lulu.

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Nugget

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JuJu

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Davis called over both his brothers, but they both claimed they didn’t have enough money to take a dog. Even though Davis was offering the dogs for free.

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At least the animal control officer had no trouble taking JuJu.

I’ll see what happens with the other dogs, but it’s possible they may end up at the pound by the end of the season, too.

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After school, Sandy and Davis took Greta down to Clay Creations.

It occurred to me that Clay Creations could definitely be considered an art business, and it’s level 5. So I guess that means another position in the Artist career is open.

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Sandy got not one but two blind date offers, both of which she refused.

Unfortunately, they only made about $700 in their 8 hours at the store.

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Back home, Eric had Rufina over for a date.

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Greta wanted to earn a skill point, so she studied cleaning while chatting with Uncle James.

The Fairchilds aren’t doing moderate skilling; the kids only earn skill points if they earn the want or do skilling activities spontaneously.

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Davis spent the evening chained to the pottery wheel, building up stock for the store.

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Greta wanted to play for tips, and ended up getting tipped by her mom. How embarrassing.

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“Oh my boolprop! The tree’s on fire! Let me go panic six inches from the flames!”

Fortunately, the rain put out the fire before anyone could get hurt.

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Eric and Greta stayed up most of the night playing pool.

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Greta didn’t take it well when her brother beat her.

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Davis had forgotten about the money he’d gotten from the sale of his dad’s businesses, until the interest was deposited on Wednesday morning. He withdrew it so that the kids could get a share of the inheritance money.

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The kids didn’t have time to deposit their money, though, because they slept until the moment they had to get on the bus.

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Sandy had a want to make friends with Liouba, so she invited her over and made friends with her while wearing her nightgown.

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Davis spent another day making pottery.

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The kids got home from school and were each able to deposit $5000 in their bank accounts.

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Back to the store, where Sandy got aspiration points and a $20,000 cash perk when Jace made the store level 6.

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Davis spent the session hard at work making pitchers to expand the stock.snapshot_5c79ffd7_444385a2

The store hit level 7, Sandy got a $50,000 cash perk, and then everybody waited in line for the energizer (except Greta, who had some chips) before heading home.

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Back home, Animal Control was called to take LuLu and Nugget. I didn’t want to give them to a townie because they are cool looking, so I want them to be adoptable.

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Eric decided it was time to choose, and he chose Zinaida to invite over for a date.

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Greta called up her steady boyfriend Artur for a date as well.

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Artur brought along his pregnant baby mama as his friend.

(Catriona has given up her super duper belly binder, as I took out my wear anything hack and switched it for default replacement maternity wear.

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“Eric, what about Rufina?”

“Don’t worry about her. I choose you, baby.”

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Then they played chess, because Eric wanted to earn a skill point.

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Catriona didn’t seem at all jealous about her baby daddy being on a date with Greta.

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She was, in fact, best friends with Greta as well.

“Oh my gosh, really? Your mom really said that?”

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After getting his logic point, Eric enjoyed some hot tub time with his #1 girl.

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Greta hung out with Artur and Catty, until Catty decided she needed to go get something to eat.

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Now that they were rich and Sandy had earned all her money perks, she gave the business to Davis along with all the pottery stock from her inventory. That’ll make things easier since Davis makes all the pottery anyway.

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Eric and Greta stayed up late playing pool again. Greta won this time.

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They spent the rest of their nights with their puppies.

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In the wee hours of the morning, Davis and Sandy went on a date, and Sandy became permaplat due to her lifetime aspiration bar.

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The kids both wanted a car, and were excited when they got one, but disappointed that Sandy was the owner.

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In the morning, Sandy and Davis had phone time as the kids headed off to school.

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Then Sandy decided she would try her hand at making some pottery, with a little help from Davis.

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I have really never been able to figure out this career reward.

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“Did we get a rebate, Pau?”

“You sure did, Jenny. Only $92, though.”

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Sandy finally headed to work, on the third day of the rotation.

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Eric brought Gavin Newson home on the bus, and they had a good outing.

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Then it was phone time.

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Followed by date time.

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Greta and Artur enjoyed hot tub time as well.

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Sandy got a promotion to Celebrity Chef! She’s finally achieved her LTW!

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Gavin left a nice outing gift, and Eric shared some of the proceeds with his new friend.

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Once again it was time for phone time as the kids went to school.

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Davis spent another day on the pottery wheel, and finally finished building up stock for the shop.

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Sandy took care of the plants. No point changing out of her nightie first.

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Eric brought his cousin Kat Bendett home from school.

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Greta brought Pavel Hamilton, with whom she has two bolts. Too bad she’s already going steady with his cousin.

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With the kids otherwise occupied, Davis and Sandy got in some hot tub time.

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Eric wanted to throw a Friday night party, and invited all his friends.

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A large number of teens and several young adults showed up.

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I did not know those two had a thing.

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Eric rolled a want to throw a great party, and he knew the best way to get the party score up.

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Greta’s earned $10,000!

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Davis decided the kids needed a nice hot meal.

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He headed off to work a party after enjoying a slice of turkey.

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A Good Time was had by all, and Eric earned his +5000.

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“You can pick me up? Awesome. I’ll see you at 1.”

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She snuck out for a night on the town with her new friend Pavel.

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Eric got another TV, this time from Kat.

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“Family! I’m home from an awesome night of partying! … Oh. They must all be asleep.”

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Greta successfully snuck back in.

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In the morning, the family headed down to Clay Creations for the final session of the season.

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Eric needed to make friends with Sharla before his aspiration was good enough to help out.

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Sandy earned a bronze badge while everyone was energizing before heading home.

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Back home, Greta immediately invited Artur over for a date.

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Eric earned some aspiration points from greeting Michelle Tse, but they weren’t enough.

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Naturally, the next step was to throw a party.

Eva and Sevastian weren’t pleased to be observing Greta and Artur’s date.

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Eric spent most of the party hanging out with Sevastian and Jake.

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Greta went on an outing with her cousin Devan.

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I had forgotten that Zinaida and Sharla had a little thing going, but I’m sure it helped with the party score.

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The party was a roof raiser, making Eric quite happy.

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He paid the school fees, and then applied for scholarships.

Since the Fairchilds feel life should be about fun, and that one should only work enough to have fun, they didn’t require their children to skill. So Eric doesn’t have as many skill scholarships as many other Willow Valley teens.

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He headed off for college feeling he’d done quite well for himself, anyway. He earned $5000 in scholarships (grades, 4 skills, and dance) and has a trust fund worth $41,300.

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Later, after Davis went to work, Sandy realized that Eric’s dog Jenny seriously needed a bath. She also realized that Jenny didn’t have a collar. It’s a good thing she hadn’t run away when Eric left.

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Collars were taken care of for both dogs, and Victor got his bath.

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Eric has really been doing awesome with the outing gifts.

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Greta kindly took charge of the gift, sending half the money to her brother and half back to Sharla.

That’s it for the Fairchilds! Next is the second semester at Salix University.

Stats:

Family: Fairchild

Businesses:

Sleep Soft, Rank 10

Clay Creations, Rank 7

General fund contributions: $12,900 (taxes $8,900, school fees $4,000)

Playable sims: 138

Sim multiplier: 67

Population: 9246

Time for the Parker family!

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Left to right: Zinaida, Brittany, Lyosha, Stepan, Akim

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I noticed that Snickerdoodle only had one day left before aging into an elder. That would make him older than his parents, and we can’t have that. So Akim gave him some Kibble of Life.

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Brittany, Stepan, and Zinaida headed down to The Rummage Basement, Brittany’s 5th business.

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Shura was pleased to be able to help the family out.

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Mohawk Dormie gave the business its final star to get up to level 10. Brittany is permaplat!

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Back home, she donated $100,000 for a university building in celebration.

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Zinaida invited Eric over for some romance, and he responded by kidnapping the gnome.

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The Carrs came over for family Sunday.

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Of course, Shura and Ryan came too.

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So it turns out that Eric, who has two bolts with Zinaida (apparently 3 from his perspective) also has 2 bolts with Rufina, who has pretty much no boltage with anybody else. Since Rufina’s a family sim and would take it personally if Zinaida had a date with Eric, Zinaida went to the wishing well instead. She got this guy, whose name I forget. He’s an adult. Fortunately, they still managed to have a nice date.

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Family Sunday was, as always, organized chaos. I did manage to accomplish my usual goal of having everyone meet everyone else.

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At 6 o’clock, it was time for Lyosha’s birthday!

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He became a Family/Fortune sim with a LTW to top the Architecture career.

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He got some new clothes, but kept his curly hair.

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The party ended with Rufina and Eric being super lovey, reassuring Zinaida that she’d made the right decision to stay out of their way.

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Lyosha got a double bed, as both his siblings at home also have double beds.

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After the guests left, Akim decided to use his newly earned “Summon Aliens” perk to try to get some scholarship money.

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Zinaida made flowers in an effort to fulfill a want to earn $10,000.

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Lyosha was forced to skill, as he tried to sneak off to bed at 8 pm.

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It was harvest time, so Brittany headed out to talk to the plants.

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Stepan got his phone time in, glad for college students who stayed up half the night.

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“Um, guys, can you maybe not pull quite so hard? I just want to meet my mom and get a scholarship!”

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Lyosha and Brittany went to bed, but Stepan and Zinaida were still awake to greet Akim on his return.

“Hey, Dad. Mom says hi.”

“Was it awful?” Zinaida asked.

“No, it was awesome! I can’t wait to go back.”

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Akim wanted to get a job in Adventure, so he headed down to the library and got the job from the job board.

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Lyosha was up early to get his 8th body skill point. Right after this he got a new exercise outfit.

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Zinaida earned her bronze badge before finally going to bed at 4:30 am.

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In the morning, it was family gardening time before work and school.

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Stepan got fired due to a bad chance card. 😦

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Zinaida brought her cousin Zhenya home from school.

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Lyosha brought David Ottomas. Akim didn’t get a school bus friend, so he played with Snickerdoodle instead.

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As soon as Brittany got home (with a promotion), she took Stepan and Lyosha down to the Rummage Basement to unload some extra produce. Now that they weren’t going for stars, she loaded the excess vegetables into crates to sell.

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Nobody actually bought any vegetables, but Lyosha did earn a silver sales badge.

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Lyosha has chemistry with 2 teens he knows, and they’re both dating someone else. So back home, it was time to make a wish.

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He got Alon the paper boy, and got his first kiss.

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Stepan headed down to the library to get a job in Oceanography, his current LTW career.

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“Ugh! Mom! I hate this!”

“You could go read a book about body skill instead.”

“No, this is faster.”

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They’ve had a sentry bot for forever, but someone finally remembered to turn it on. Merlin shall not steal the gnome!

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Stepan wanted to max his Nature enthusiasm, so he spent the night fishing while his family slept.

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He was very excited to head out to his first day in the Oceanography career, at 3 in the morning.

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Brittany decided to lose some weight. An hour of yoga in the morning before work did the trick.

(Man, I wish that worked in real life.)

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“Yeah, I’m in love with two guys. You interested in being the third?”

She’s talking to a college student she met at the store.

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Snickerdoodle had the house to himself for the day, and celebrated by sleeping.

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Stepan got home with a promotion and Noelle, and went right back to work.

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He returned a couple of hours later with another promotion, and Noelle again.

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Noelle was shocked and forced to leave after trying to steal the gnome.

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A short time later, a townie got it for knocking over the trash can.

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Zinaida needed an aspiration boost, so she asked Drina Bendett over for a date.

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The boys spent the evening on free will.

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I guess the college student isn’t going to be #3 after all.

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Akim headed off to his Crappy Teen Job.

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Brittany came home with a promotion.

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Lyosha and Zinaida helped out in the greenhouse before bed.

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Akim topped his Crappy Teen Job in just one day of work.

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Akim helped out in the garden as well and earned a bronze badge.

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The hungry members of the family didn’t sit down for dinner until after midnight, because I failed to realize they were hungry until then.

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The next morning, Brittany sat down at the chess board right away. She had the day off, and needed her last two logic points. Akim had some free time and decided to help her out.

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I don’t know how Stepan gets so dried out at work, since he’s supposedly in the ocean. Maybe it’s just the salt water.

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Zinaida brought Tosha Go home from school, and they had a nice outing.

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Finally, after about eight hours chained to the chess table, Brittany maxed her logic.

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“Hah hah hah, I shall steal the gnome…oh wait, they have a sentry bot.”

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Unfortunately, the sentry bot malfunctioned, allowing Jordon to escape with the gnome.

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Zinaida was still hanging out outside after finishing her outing with Tosha, so she got the joyful task of fixing the sentry bot.

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The teens spent the evening hanging out in the three seasons room.

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As it got late, it was time for Akim to head to college. He earned a whopping $9500 in scholarships (grades, 7 skills, job, and alien abduction). He also has a tiny little trust fund worth $56,500.

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After Akim moved out, Brittany decided she’d better spend some time with her kids before it was too late and they were gone, too.

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Stepan had to leave for work at 3 am. Good thing he doesn’t need to sleep.

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Zinaida finished getting all her skill points for scholarships, a whole season early. The education bookshelf is awesome.

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Brittany made her 30th best friend. Still can’t fulfill her 2nd LTW to have 20. (I may reroll her LTW next season.)

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I wasn’t sure what to do for Reno Day, since the house is already pretty upgraded. So they got curtains in the bedrooms and bathrooms.

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Stepan got home with a promotion, and a cold.

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Fortunately, a bowl of his dad’s comfort soup hit the spot and cured his cold.

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Pavel managed to snatch the gnome before the sentry bot could do its duty.

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Pavel was actually Lyosha’s school bus friend, but Lyosha had homework, so Zinaida hung out with him instead.

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Brittany was promoted to the top of the Education career. She is clearly super thrilled.

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Lyosha finally got to hang out with Pavel.

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The season finished out with a little family time in the garden.

That’s it for the Parkers! Next is the Fairchild family.

Stats:

Family: Parker

Businesses:

Sunshine Floral, rank 10

Parker Statuary, rank 10

Skate World, rank 10

Dining in Style, rank 10

The Rummage Basement, rank 10

General fund contributions: $37,700 (taxes $32,200, school fees $5500)

Donated $100,000 = 1 university building

Playable sims: 138

Sim multiplier: 67

Population: 9246

The Cooke-Pavlov family

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Left to right: Jake, Felix, Eva, Kylie, Denise, Sofiya

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The inheritance came in right after Kylie paid the taxes. It was quite impressive – around $40,000, not counting the $15,000 Kylie got from the sale of her dads’ businesses.

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She and Sofiya discussed it over a breakfast of leftovers, after the kids had left for school.

They both agreed that they should use the money for something special, but they couldn’t come up with any great ideas.

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Sofiya then headed off for one of her two work days this rotation. Kylie will only have to work once.

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Kylie spent the day hanging out in her jammies, chatting on the phone and playing with the cat.

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They bought some new solar panels to have a full line on the roof.

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After the kids got home, Kylie took Denise and Jake to the store to sell living chairs.

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They got a Best of the Best award, and sold chairs like crazy.

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By the time they headed home after a short 6 hour stint, they had earned $7600 and reached level 8.

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Jake needed an aspiration boost after their visit to the store, so he invited his boyfriend Pau over for a date.

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Felix was very excited to get his first A+, but disappointed that he had homework.

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He hung out with Eva to fulfill his want to make a friend.

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Denise kept working on making flower arrangements, hoping for a gold badge.

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Sofiya was glad to see Eva on a date with George when she got home. It was good for a young Romance sim to play the field. Not that Sofiya had ever done that, herself, but she understood the desire to do so.

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Felix was happy his Momma was home.

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Eva had to interrupt her date to greet Samuel Jarvi as he walked by, and was pleased to discover they had two bolts!

(Samuel is a new CAS sim.)

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Pau and Jake enjoyed some time in the hot tub after their date.

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Eva made George her #3 woohoo.

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Then she headed right out to get to know Samuel.

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Felix snuck off to bed early, but he was caught and forced to skill until bedtime.

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“And so I’m really hoping to improve our family’s net worth…”

“Hey, Samuel, I didn’t bring you out here to discuss finances.”

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“Um…wait, what?”

“Oh, George, you didn’t think we were exclusive, did you?”

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Denise wanted to get a job in Military for some reason, so I let her. But then I saw that she wouldn’t ever actually go to work, as she got the job Friday night, had Saturday and Sunday off, and is due to go to college on Sunday night. So she quit.

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“I’m surprised you’re still bringing roses after you caught Eva cheating.”

“Hey, it’s a date. I’m an NPC, I’ll take what I can get.”

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Aw, I love when teens tuck in their little brothers and sisters.

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By the next morning, Kylie had finally figured out what she wanted to do with the inheritance money, so she sat down at the computer.

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The Cooke-Pavlovs are going on vacation!

I love Felix’ little red suitcase.

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Kylie bought this lovely vacation home in Takemizu Village.

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It came with very basic kitchen and bathroom furnishings as well as a cheap double bed. It was furnished much more nicely, with good beds for everyone along with skilling and leisure activities.

(The flower and robot benches were brought from home and will go back with them.)

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They immediately headed out to a community lot, where Denise decided to groom the Zen garden.

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Hi there, George!

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Kylie took Jake, Felix, and Denise on a tour.

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Eva preferred to shop for jewelry.

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Sofiya decided to dig up the dirt, and found a map to a secret lot on her first try.

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The family moved off to a new lot, where Denise tried to catch the ninja to learn to teleport. Unfortunately, she was completely blocked by the knee-high fence.

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Felix was able to get a start on learning to bow.

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After Kylie was struck by lightning in the hot spring (along with some random tourist), they decided to head home.

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The next day, Sofiya took the family to the mysterious pagoda (or whatever it’s called) and had tea with the Wise Old Man.

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He bowed, fished with the family, and even learned to hang loose, but he never got around to doing tai chi.

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After the family returned home, Denise headed out on her own, and finally found the ninja in the middle of the night. “Can you teach me to teleport?”

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“Sure, why not? I can’t imagine that giving a teenager that ability would ever cause problems. Here, just hold your hands like this…”

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“Awesome!”

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“Man, those superhero jumps are hard on your knees.”

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The boys seemed to really enjoy the pond at the vacation house.

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In the morning, Sofiya headed out to the pagoda alone.

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It took me a while to figure it out. I thought Sofiya needed to do Tai Chi with the Wise Old Man, but it turned out she just needed to be friendly and get the relationship up.

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She finally got her dragon scroll.

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She made sure to learn to bow before heading home.

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Then she taught Felix to bow.

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Eva got a silver badge!

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Kylie and Jake went to the hot springs, where Kylie learned how to give an acupressure massage, and fell in love with the tri-part painting.

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Jake’s tour did not go well, although he still got an aspiration boost.

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“I think this trip was a great choice to spend our inheritance money,” Jake said over a fish dinner. His siblings agreed.

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Denise learned how to make snapdragons! She made 3 for the vacation home.

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The rest of the family spent a good bit of time fishing while Denise was chained to the flower bench.

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All too soon, it was time to pack their bags and return home. Unfortunately, they couldn’t take the penguin with them.

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Back home, the street was very busy with the maid and the gardener making their daily rounds.

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Vacation souvenirs were displayed in a corner of the living room.

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And they got a copy of that painting Kylie liked so much.

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Kylie and Sofiya decided to head straight to the store, bringing Denise along as she had the highest aspiration of the teens.

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Orlando must need lots of living chairs for his and Marya’s new house.

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Back home, Kylie sold the Takemizu vacation house back to the community. She had spent about $45,000 buying and furnishing it, and got back $28,000 after depreciation. Now all the other households in Willow Valley can “rent” a depreciated vacation home if they want.

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Jake’s aspiration was a bit low, so he asked Pau over for a date.

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Denise also needed a boost after her time at the store, so she invited Malvina over.

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Malvina brought Vyn as her friend, which turned out to be a mistake.

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“Yeah, you should probably go now. Buh-bye!”

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Finally, Denise was able to get down to the business of her date.

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Meanwhile, the Romance sim hung out on the robot bench by herself, trying to max her Tinkering enthusiasm.

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Felix met Cyan Bendett, and confused her with his bow.

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Eva successfully made a Munchie Bot, and shortly afterward got her Tinkering glow.

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Denise made some snapdragons, and put one out in the crafting room and another in the study area in the living room.

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Malvina brought a gift to celebrate her girlfriend coming to college soon.

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Jake’s finished earning all his skill scholarships! Now he can have fun the rest of the season.

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The next morning, Kylie and Sofiya headed to the store early to dazzle sims into buying living chairs.

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Jake was the lucky teen selected to go with them and man the cash register, while he thought about getting married.

The store reached level 9, and they earned about $7800.

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Back home, the Cooke family came over for family Sunday! The guests totaled 11, including Sharlene’s boyfriend Saveliy.

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Felix had a fun game of basketball with his cousin Jenna.

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Eva’s aspiration was low, so she invited David over for some romantic canoodling.

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Most of the kids actually didn’t know each other, so they had fun finding common interests.

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The Cooke-Pavlovs were sure to share their new knowledge of bowing.

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The Cooke kids picked it up pretty fast.

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Jake made a big pot of chili for lunch, and the kids swarmed it.

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“We should go on a dream date soon.”

“Sounds awesome. We should also buy new swimwear.”

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Speaking of new clothes, Eva decided she should try something more summery. There was also the advantage of showing off her vacation souvenir necklace better.

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Colin finally managed to make un-burnt lobster.

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Time for Denise to head to college! She earned $7250 in scholarships (grades, 7 skills, and dance) and has a trust fund of $69,100.

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Jake made a booty call to Pau. Unfortunately, they were still at the flirting stage when Pau had to leave due to Kylie sending everyone home.

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Sofiya saw a little stray cat wandering the yard, and decided to say hello.

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After a little while, she was able to adopt her!

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The kids got in some phone time before school.

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Sofiya got Melanie a collar and taught her to use the toilet.

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Kylie wanted to make friends with Saveliy, so she invited him over. He brought Sharlene as his friend.

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Both Ava and Jake accompanied their moms to the business for the last session.

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Eva met a college guy, and thought he was super hot.

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Agnes was kind enough to help them out with the bushes.

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Silly playables, blocking the cash register.

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Back home, Jake called Pau over for a date, and he brought Artur along. Eva called up the next sim on her conquest list, but he refused to come over.

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She called up her usual standby, David Ottomas, instead.

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Apparently the day was too hot for the hot tub.

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Felix was excited to meet the new cat.

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Eva got into heat stroke territory by making out.

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A glass of water was very helpful.

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Going for a woohoo right afterward was a risky choice, but fortunately worked out okay.

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Eva and Jake stayed up late into the night enjoying themselves.

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The family received a total of 3 outing gifts.

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Cat fight!

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Melanie was the decided winner.

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In the morning, Kylie and Sofiya spent some time being lovey-dovey after the kids left for school.

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Their large number of solar panels got them a bills rebate of $287.

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Kylie was by herself during the day, and spend most of her time talking on the phone.

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Jake brought Akim home on the bus, and had a fun outing with him.

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Felix brought home Akim’s brother Lyosha, and they were friends by the time Lyosha left.

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Rufina finished getting all her skills for scholarships.

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Then who should come by but Otto Jarvi. He’s Samuel’s twin, and he’s the one who wouldn’t come over yesterday.

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That evening, it was time for Felix’ birthday!

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Felix became a Knowledge/Fortune sim with a long term want to top the Journalism career.

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He got a new hairstyle and more grown-up glasses.

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Eva got another notch on her belt. She’s 1/4 of the way to her LTW.

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Jake and Felix finally became best friends.

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Kylie headed off to her one day of work this season.

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The kids hung out on free will as the season came to an end.

That’s it for the Cooke-Pavlov family! Next up is the Parkers.

Stats:

Family: Cooke-Pavlov

Businesses:

Fortunate Living, rank 9

General fund contributions: $29,500 (taxes $24,500, school fees $5,000)

Playable sims: 138

Sim multiplier: 67

Population: 9246

The Richter Family

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Left to right: Ramsay Bruce, Sarah, Baldur Richter, Danny, Annika Richter, Cornelia Richter, Buttons

Not the best family picture, but it included all the pets.

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They moved into a new house! It’s much more spacious than the little house where Annika spent her teen years.

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3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, an unfinished basement, and room to expand if they need to.

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Annika had to go right to work, leaving Ramsay home with the kids and all the pets.

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Cornelia found a buddy to snuggle with while her daddy took Baldur inside.

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Ramsay got them both their smart milk.

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Then he took care of the most important skill. They were both potty trained in one go!

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Finally, the kids were settled in at the block table.

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Ramsay was able to pay the taxes. He also looked for a job, but no go. That’s ok, he can stay home and take care of the kids for now.

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He also finally got some new duds. That’s much better.

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Annika got home from work. She’s in the business career, and needed 4 more skill points for her next promotion. Fortunately, she had Tuesday off.

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Ramsay and Annika both have a OTH of Nature, so they put in a nice big garden.

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Annika got to work on earning the skill points for her next promotion.

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The toddlers took a nap.

I made one of their bedrooms the sleep room, and the other the play room.

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Sarah and Danny have gotten over most of their bad habits from living on the street, but they still backslide sometimes.

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She made a fancy turkey dinner to celebrate the first night in the new house.

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Ramsay got a silver badge! Of course, it happened after he’d already planted the garden with tomatoes and cucumbers.

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Shocking! Buttons had a positive interaction with another pet!

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Abhijeet managed to find Annika’s new place to leave her an outing gift.

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Buttons was properly outfitted with a collar, in case the getting along with the dogs doesn’t continue.

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Ramsay stayed up late teaching Cornelia to walk. I think she’s going to be a daddy’s girl.

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Annika woke up with the want to become a werewolf, so she hung out with Balin for a bit. Unfortunately, he ran off before she could get him to bite her.

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“Yes, we’d like daily maid and gardening services, please.”

Annika was no longer a poor teenager, and she intended to enjoy the good income she had now.

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“Here comes the tickle monster!”

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Buttons got promoted to Rescue Pet via a chance card!

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The household earned a rebate of $122 from some solar panels on the roof.

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With a little help from Ramsay, Annika got all skilled up for her promotion.

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She headed down to Spa Bliss for a bit, since the business is still overall a little in the red – probably because she started the business with nothing and pumped all the profits back in. But that’s over now, thanks to setting the ticket price to a moderate $999.

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After about 16 hours, she had earned $100k, putting the store into the black with a nice profit. She also earned a Best of the Best Award…right after she closed the place.

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Working in the garden was a family affair, with an assist from the gardener.

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Ramsay kept working on toddler training while Annika started a portrait of him.

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Both Annika and Ramsay had 2nd LTWs to top the Oceanography career. He was looking for a position in the Natural Science career, but it hadn’t shown up, so he was going the secondary route of working on his fishing badge.

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Annika sat down and bought her second business, although they wouldn’t make it there until the twins were children.

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Always good to have puppy dogs to cuddle, even if they’re stinky.

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More toddler training. Cornelia appears uninterested in learning to talk.

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Ramsay washed the stinky, smelly dogs, and wondered why they couldn’t clean themselves like cats.

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Annika was surprised to find herself enjoying her new family-centered life more than she ever thought she would. Even if she hadn’t woohooed with anyone else since Ramsay moved in.