It’s time for the Hamilton family!

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Back row, left to right: Aglaya, Marylena, Pavel

Front row, left to right: Dimitri, Venyamin, Marya

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Marya just returned from being abducted at the end of last season. Grimalkin was out on the sidewalk to greet her.

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The family got about $16k in inheritance money. It was very helpful in helping them pay their $22,100 tax bill.

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“Hmm, I sense a disturbance in the Force.”

Fortunately, the Fire Department came and put it out, and no one was hurt.

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The Hamiltons acquired Violet last season from Aglaya’s brother Stepan. Since Violet grew up right before joining the family, she needs to be trained.

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Dimitri had more success with his second try, and the kids sat down for a delicious breakfast of pancakes.

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The other dog, Grimalkin. He’s such a pretty dog.

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The Carrs came over for family Sunday! They must have had a family Sunday together before, because everyone’s met each other in the two families, but none of the kids are friends.

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Marya and Venyamin got started on fixing that right away.

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The Carrs also enjoyed the Hamiltons’ pool – although I would think even a heated outdoor pool wouldn’t be so much fun during winter.

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“Oh my gosh, Orlando is so cute! I wonder if he noticed me?”

“Why don’t you just call him up and ask him?”

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Dimitri decided he wanted to get a job in the Adventure career. Fortunately, the job happened to be available that day.

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He headed off, as Venyamin and Marya made friends with the elder Carr twins.

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Pavel got to know Semyon and earned logic points at the same time.

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Marya really wanted to win a cooking contest, so she headed down to Sue’s Secret Kitchen and whipped up some delicious crepes suzette.

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She was pretty sure she had it made against the baloney sandwiches and the mac & cheese.

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“Oh yeah, I’m awesome.”

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Dimitri’s clearly very excited about being an overachiever.

“I just realized I have to keep doing this stupid job for the next 4 days to get the scholarship.”

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After the Carrs went home, the family spent the evening relaxing. Well, except Pavel.

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Dimitri earned a silver badge! Hooray!

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Nice gift, Akilina!

The proceeds from selling it went into Venyamin’s trust fund.

(I ran the numbers and realized that, for any amount over about 15,000, sims are going to end up with more by the end of college than they started with thanks to interest earned on Monique’s computer. Besides, most young adults don’t start out life with tens of thousands of dollars in the bank. So, trust funds.)

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Venyamin stayed up super late to achieve his desire to maximize his creativity skill.

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In the morning, after meeting needs and getting platinum, everyone hung out for a little while.

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Off to school!

No shot of Aglaya and Marylena heading to work, because they’re still in the horrible brown suits.

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Grimalkin’s earned $5000! I didn’t even know dogs got money memories.

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Marya headed down to Games Ahoy, the family’s venue business. It’s currently level 9, and they really should get it to level 10 this season now that there’s a tax break for level 10 businesses.

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“You like chemistry? I love chemistry! It’s my favorite subject!”

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Marylena invited Orlando on a date. Fortunately, her aunt Sofiya was there to chaperone – not that Sofiya cared if her niece told dirty jokes.

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The date went quite well.

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Back home, the dogs were playing nicely, even though Grimalkin needed a bath.

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Pavel brought his cousin Anya home from school and got to know her.

“Hey, you know Jessica Picaso? She lives around the corner?”

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“Whenever she cooks, she burns the food!”

“Ohmigosh, that’s hilarious!”

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Marylena and Aglaya both topped the Architecture career, each earning their second LTW!

Now to get them out of those horrid brown suits.

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Marylena took a position in Education, while Aglaya decided to try her hand at being a doctor and joined the Medical career.

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It was a quiet evening, with the teens pretty much just hanging out and doing whatever they wanted.

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The townie Aglaya brought home from work decided to steal their money. I hate that.

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“Since you just stole $40 from us, you won’t mind cleaning the whole house to pay us back.”

“I…um…I think the maid makes more than that?”

“No. Clean. Now.”

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“Yeah! Go, Mama!”

Somehow Marylena managed to nap through the video game.

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Pavel spent the night on the telescope working on his logic scholarship, long after everyone else had gone to bed.

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Time for puppies!

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 Hooray, white puppies! So far all of the other puppies had been brown. One’s a girl named Lissa, the other’s a boy named Max.

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Marylena headed down to Games Ahoy, and I was shocked to discover she only had a bronze sales badge! Clearly, we have an emergency on our hands.

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Herbert Goodie, who’s new in town, was excited to make friends with Marylena.

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Christy Stratton gave Games Ahoy its 125th star! Hooray, next season the Hamiltons will get a tax deduction.

Alas, Marylena only got up to a silver badge.

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Back home, Marylena got to spend the day playing with the dogs while everyone else headed off to work and school.

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Grimalkin got a $2500 bonus! Good dog!

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Anya came over again, and this time made friends with Venyamin.

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Marya invited Orlando over for a date.

“Hey, what was that noise?”

“Oh, just my dumb brother, playing around with that old car.”

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“Hey, guys, where’s my favorite Fortune sim?”

“Dimitri? He’s at work.”

“Work? Why would Dimitri need to work?”

“Well, he is a Fortune sim.”

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“It’s so great that your family has the money for expensive things, like statues and college.”

“What…but aren’t you coming to college?”

“I’m a townie. I live in the teen group home up on Maple Hill. I don’t have the money to go to college.”

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“We can figure something out. Everyone should be able to go to college.”

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Aglaya came home with a promotion and Sandy.

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“Seriously? Michael Bruce is your brother? No way!”

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“Ah, Orlando is so hot.”

I think Marya’s got rather a one track mind.

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Dimitri was thrilled to find Malvina at the house when he got home from work.

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Outing gifts, hooray!

Proceeds were deposited into the appropriate teen’s college fund.

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Dimitri completed a Munchie Bot. That’ll come in handy in college.

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The next morning, Marylena and Aglaya hung out in their bedroom being sappy.

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Everybody spent the morning hanging out in pajamas, working on skills (Pavel) or hobbies (everybody else).

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Marylena was the last to leave for work, leaving the house to the dogs.

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Anya and Isaiah came home on the bus. Dimitri ignored them in favor of chatting with someone or other.

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Pavel didn’t get a friend on the bus, so he invited his cousin Faina over for some smustle time.

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Aglaya got home from work with a promotion, and wondered why the house had so many teens who weren’t her children in it.

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Dimitri wasn’t sure what Isaiah said to make Anya cry, but since Anya was his cousin and Isaiah was just some guy, Dimitri decided he’d best send Isaiah home.

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Irina was thrilled to meet her cousin Shura.

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Aw, how sappy.

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Although Aglaya didn’t mind having her nieces and Marya’s boyfriend over for the evening, she decided at 11 o’clock that it was time for everyone to go home.

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Anya must have gotten a bulk discount on hot tubs.

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Marya stayed up late and found herself hungry, so she made some juice. Doesn’t look like it tastes very good.

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Dimitri got up early and got back to work on the robot bench. He really wanted that gold badge.

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I try to have everyone call one old friend each day. That hour between 7 and 8 am tends to work really well for a brief chat.

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Oh, hi, gypsy lady! Hey, what’s that?

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“Lamp? I know nothing about a lamp. Just building a snowman while I wait for the carpool.”

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The kids brought Agnes Picaso home. Pavel was the only one who had homework, which is too bad because he’s the only one who’s actually going back to high school.

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“Hey, Orlando, come on over! I’ve got a great idea!”

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Aglaya and Marylena got promotions, hooray!

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Dimitri headed off to college, a bit early because I didn’t want to send him to work. He earned $7000 in scholarships (grades, job, and 7 skills), and has a trust fund worth $47,900.

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Orlando was skeptical of Marya’s advice to apply for scholarships, but he discovered that he did in fact qualify! Even though his grades weren’t great and he didn’t have any skills to speak of, the fact that his parents were nowhere to be found was enough to earn him $1500. Although he was excited by the idea of earning a scholarship, the money wouldn’t pay for even a single semester at Willow Valley’s new university.

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Still, he trusted Marya when she said she had a plan. So, hiding his nervousness, he got into the taxi.

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Venyamin was right behind him. He’s well set with scholarships of $6250 and a trust fund of $46,200.

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Marya was last, setting the scholarship record with $7750. Her trust fund is worth $46,300.

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Pavel was a little sad to be the only teen left in the house, but consoled himself by making friends with Agnes.

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Aglaya thought for a moment that the house seemed empty, but then remembered that they still had four dogs.

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Well, school fees would be a lot less next season, anyway. This season, private school had cost the family $8000.

That’s it for the Hamilton family! Next up is Matthew Picaso.

Stats:

Family: Hamilton

Businesses:

Games Ahoy, Level 10

Sofa City, Level 8

Town Fund contribution: $30,100 (taxes $22,100 and school fees $8,000). That’s a new record contribution! (Not counting last season with the levy, of course.)

Playable sims: 89 (+1 from Orlando becoming playable)

Sim multiplier: 38

Population: 3382

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