It’s time for the Picaso 2 family!

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Pau and Jessica

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1st thing, Pau took care of paying the taxes. Jessica had actually managed to put aside some savings last season, so for once it was easy to come up with the money.

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Pau got a little time in chatting with Carme before school. The only one of his siblings he was friends with was Agnes, and he was determined to fix that.

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Jessica headed off to work a couple of hours after Pau got on the school bus, although she did wonder if maybe she should have put shoes on to drive.

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While the sims were gone, the dogs played with walkbys and each other.

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Pau brought new resident Gavin Newson home on the bus.

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Jessica came home with a promotion, and also brought fellow oceanographer Noelle Pavlov.

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Gavin seemed more confused than excited by the commotion coming from inside the doghouse.

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Pau finally made his genie wish, and wished for money, of course.

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Jessica spent the evening building up her body skill for her next promotion.

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Pau stayed up pretty much all night studying. He wanted to get all of his scholarships taken care of as soon as possible.

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The next morning, Jessica transferred ownership of Picaso Park to Pau, to help with his LTW to own 5 top businesses. Maybe he’d do better with it than she had.

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Since it was Saturday, Pau headed down to his new business right away and started working on learning sales.

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Carme stopped by, and they had a nice outing while Ramsay photobombed.

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He spent a while working on his creativity skill in between customers.

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Shortly after the sun set, Pau earned his gold sales badge.

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He spent the rest of the night meditating.

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Mireia showed up in the morning, and Pau had a nice outing with her before heading home.

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Jessica left for work as soon as Pau got home. He figured, since it was Saturday and he had the day off, he’d take care of the garden and clean the house.

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Then, of course, it was time for skilling.

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Jessica came home with a promotion.

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Pau got his 8 Creativity points and moved on to logic.

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Jessica did her own skilling, getting a mechanical point for work.

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Pau met Kir Pavlov walking by. He didn’t have too many friends his own age, so they hung out for a bit.

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Jessica’s tomatoes ripened! They weren’t perfect, but they were hers, and she gladly stocked the fridge with them.

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Pau felt no need to sleep once again, so he worked on teaching Ariel how to shake.

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A dormie came over with a gift! I don’t even remember anyone having an outing with him, but Jessica does appear to be friends with him.

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In the morning, Pau sat down and used his genie money to buy a small shop.

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They also expanded the garden with a couple more trees and two more garden plots.

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Jessica got home with another promotion, and brought Noelle again.

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Noelle sensed another Knowledge sim skilling, and joined Pau for a game of chess.

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Pau’s new business boasted a fancy pagoda roof.

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The store is called Mirror Mirror, and sells lots and lots of mirrors.

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Pau dazzled and restocked while Jessica ran the register, and by the time they left the store had reached rank 2.

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Back home, it was time for Family Sunday. All the Picaso kids came, along with Liouba.

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Pau also invited Jake, his boyfriend, over. Jake brought his cousin Pavel as his friend. They followed Lluis and Liouba’s example.

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Jessica was excited that she had harvested enough produce to both stock the fridge and get a juicer. Only oranges or tomatoes for now, but that would get better.

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She was excited to have all of her children in the house for once.

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So apparently Pavel and Carme fell in love? I vaguely remember them having some kind of fling back when Carme was a teen. I think. I can’t keep track of all these crazy Willow Valley teens.

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After everyone left, Pau went in to give Ariel a bath, only to have her decide to give birth to her puppies right then and there.

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She had three puppies, a girl and two boys, who refused to gather together in one room for a picture. Since there were two knowledge sims in the house, the puppies were named Buzz, Neil, and Sally after astronauts.

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 Pau was finally able to give Ariel a bath.

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Jessica had to leave for work ridiculously early, while it was still dark outside.

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Pau took care of praising and scolding the puppies, as necessary, until it was time to go to school.

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Jessica came home with a promotion and a desperate need for a shower.

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Pau brought Semyon Carr home on the bus, and they had a nice outing.

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Stealing the paper isn’t exactly going to make your reputation around here, new kid in town.

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Cleaning up after 5 dogs was an awful lot of work, especially since the puppies weren’t house trained yet.

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Aw, so cute.

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The rotation’s Reno Day update was a lovely row of solar panels on the roof.

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Semyon came by with a great outing gift.

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Jessica headed off to work in the middle of the night again. Unfortunately, she was 2 body points short of being ready for the next promotion.

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Pau managed to max his cooking skill before 7 am.

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Then he wanted to get more clothes, and picked out a snazzy new outfit.

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The new solar panels netted the household a rebate of $451!

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Phil Jitmakusol stopped by, and Jessica decided to revive the old romance, since he definitely seemed interested.

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It led to its natural conclusion, and Phil then hung around the house for a bit before heading home. Jessica definitely liked the “no strings” nature of their relationship.

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Pau brought Sharla Ottomas home on the bus, and went on a nice outing with her.

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Then he tried to give Sally to her, but Sharla said no, citing a lack of money. It is true that the Ottomas family has no funds to speak of, thanks to Peter blowing it all on his car lot.

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Jessica spent the afternoon and evening working on her body skill before going to bed very early.

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Pau paid the school fees, reflecting on how nice it was to be able to attend private school. It was just too bad that his siblings hadn’t had the same opportunity.

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Animal Control came by and took Neil, unfortunately waking Jessica. I’ve decided it’ll be good to officially put some of the animals up for adoption, so that households that have children with an “adopt puppy/kitten” want will have more of a selection.

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Pau spent another night up studying, and maxed his Cleaning skill.

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Here’s a picture of an adorable sleeping puppy to end the chapter.

That’s it for Picaso 2! Next up is the Pederson family.

Stats:

Household: Picaso 2

Businesses:

Picaso Park, Rank 5

Mirror Mirror, Rank 2

General fund contribution: $6300 (taxes $4800, school fees $1500)

Playable sims: 137

Sim multiplier: 62

Population: 8494

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