Fall continues in Willow Valley with the Bruce family: Andrea (left) and Dand (right).

Unfortunately, newlywed Andrea is not feeling well.

Meanwhile, Dand maxes his Creativity while working on his self portrait.

Once Dand heads off to work, it’s renovation time!  Their current house is the size of a college apartment, so they definitely need some expansion.

The final product is much improved.

Dand is Scottish, so eventually I want him to have a proper Scottish castle. So now we have just the beginnings of an L-plan castle.

The inside has a main room, 3 bedrooms, and 2 baths. Just a normal house for right now, but I spent all their money, so building a proper castle will have to wait.

The old house, with Andrea still sleeping inside, is converted to a storage shed for now; later, once they have more space in the main house, it will be a garage.

The full renovation cost $25,000. After that and taxes of $6000, they have $45 left.

Andrea definitely enjoyed the new house, and spent most of the day after her nap talking to her friends.

Dand came home with a promotion to Level 9 of the Business career! His salary also gave them money to pay their bills.

Dand spent the night working on the skills he needed for his last promotion.

Meanwhile, Andrea had her first pop.

Wow, I never noticed before how you can totally see her bra through that shirt.

The Bruces are the first family in town with a TV! Normally I don’t get TVs for my sims, but Andrea’s one true hobby is film & literature, so I figured she could have the TV.

Andrea spent the day eating and cleaning up around the place. She doesn’t strike me as a stay-at-home sim, really. But it’s necessary right now, since Dand was already in the business career, and because he has a career-oriented LTW and she doesn’t. Besides, she’ll be busier once the baby comes.

 Dand got a chance card and hit the jackpot! Promoted to Business Tycoon, and he gets a $35,000 bonus!

Since the Cookes opened the fifth sim-owned community lot, this means that Willow Valley now has a business district! Also, the business career is unlocked to all.

Dand comes inside and immediately checks the job listings – and finds a position in his LTW career, Architecture! He snaps it up.

(I’m intending this BACC to be a long-term project, and expect to get through multiple generations. Because of that, I’m not requiring sims to keep their top spot in order for their achievement to count. Dand still counts as a Business Tycoon, even though he doesn’t hold the job anymore. If a sim tops multiple careers, though, only the first one will “count” for opening other jobs, business districts, etc.)

Dand still has a couple of hours left in the work day, so he heads off to work.

After returning home (with a promotion, of course), Dand works on his mechanical skill, as that’s the only one he still needs for Architecture.

He and Andrea have a nice date, enjoying the opportunity for couch woohoo before there are kids around.

Having a desire to get his last logic point, Dand spends the night on the roof stargazing.

Meanwhile, Andrea works on her novel…

And has her third pop!

Yes, dear, it’s Dand’s.

Somebody forgot to take any pictures the next day. Just assume nothing important happened. Anyway, it’s baby time!

It’s a boy! His name is Michael, and he’s got Dand’s recessive red hair and Andrea’s skin tone and green eyes.

 It’s a boy! This is Ramsay, and he’s got Rand’s skin tone and recessive red hair and gray eyes.

When I saw “There are TWO new babies in the family!”, I immediately started chanting, please just be two, please just be two. And you all know my luck.

Nah, I’m just kidding. It’s only two.

Still, that’s multiples in every household so far. There’s a reason I take Triplets & Quads out when I play my apocalypse.

Dand immediately returns to the telescope.

While Andrea impales baby Michael with a book.

Amazingly, Dand and Andrea actually made it to their electronics store this season!

Hey, it’s Meadow! I love when sims show up that are going to marry in, but aren’t actually playable yet.

“So, Meadow, how would you like this enormous TV for your new house?”

“Oh, I don’t know…it’s so big…”

“Well, if it’s too big, you can sell it and spend the extra money!”

“Oh, that’s a great idea! I like that!”

It took 3 dazzles, but she eventually bought the TV. That’s over $1000 in profit for the Bruces, and a $10,000 inventory item for Meadow when she moves in.

When they got home, the Bruces used their allotted vial of elixir. Dand started out 10 days older than Andrea, so he got 4 sips while Andrea only got 1.

That night, while stargazing…

(I swear I took more pictures. Oh, well, at least I got the important stuff.)

Andrea was obviously very concerned about Dand’s abduction.


Of course, he immediately rolled up the want to be abducted again.

(By the way, the gray house in the background is Aglaya’s, and the beige one is the Picasos’.)

The next day, Andrea was left alone with the babies while Dand went to work. Her day wasn’t quite as idle as the last few had been.

Dand was feeling sick all afternoon at work. As soon as the carpool dropped him off, he dashed for the bathroom. He refused to acknowledge the crazy thoughts going through his head.

Birthday time!


You can’t see it in this shot, but he’s got elf ears!


Toddler training and skilling commenced promptly.

“Oh my boolprop! I AM pregnant! Is it Andrea’s? Or could it be…the aliens?”

That’s it for this chapter! Next up is Aglaya Pavlov’s house!

Sims 21

Households 5

Owned lots 5

Unowned lots 1

Military lot? NO

Business districts 1

Universities 0

Downtown? 0

Sim multiplier 8

Population 168

Uni funds 110500 (over 10%, yay!)

CAS sims available 7

Fires 2, Burglaries 1, Electrocutions 2, Graves 0


Architecture 1 of 1

Athletic 1 (unlocked)

Business 1 (unlocked)

Criminal 0 of 1

Culinary 1 (unlocked)

Entertainment 0 of 1

Music 0 (unlocked)

Oceanography 1 (special)


Larisa’s Fish Market, Pavlov, Rank 10

A Whole New You, Pavlov, Rank 5

Club C, Cooke, Rank 10

Cooked To Perfection, Cooke, Rank 3

Wired, Bruce, Rank 5