When I looked back at last season’s Thayer update, I realized that I haven’t played this household in over 2 years. How horrible! Must try to do better.

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Standing, left to right: Alexei, Yevgeniya, Anthony, Faina, Rufina, Sevastian, Julia

Seated, left to right: Oxana, Lyov, Meadow, Miron

(I didn’t realize it had started raining when I took the picture. That was way too much work for me to do it again.)

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Sevastian discovered a new star and got $500!

Everyone has an adequate college fund, but with so many sims there’s no extra money. So it’s good when the teens can bring some in themselves.

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Faina’s already got all her skills for college, so she helped Julia with her homework while Lyov paid the taxes.

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Meadow worked on teaching Miron to walk, and was pleased to find she’d inherited a small sum of money from Julien.

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The rest of the kids got some early morning studying in.

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After the school bus pulled away, Lyov had just enough time to give Oxana a snuggle and a bottle before he had to head to work.

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Meadow spent the day on toddler training.

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Kobe arrived home with a promotion to the top of the Pet Showbiz career! The teens returned from school at the same time, unfortunately without any school bus friends.

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Rufina was not pleased to be the only one to have homework.

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The other teens got to engage in phone time.

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Lyov got a promotion to Mad Scientist!

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He used his bonus to buy some solar panels, to get the household green.

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Ginny didn’t bring anyone home from school, so she asked Meadow to help her with her homework right away. Alexei brought cousin Lyosha Parker home on the bus.

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And Julia brought Tayla Bendett.

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Lyov stopped by his brother’s grocery store to stock up on cheese, bread, and butter.

“Wow, Vanya. Weird to think I’m actually older than you.”

“You’ll be silver haired soon, too.”

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Then he took Rufina and Sevastian down to Time to Buy a Clock. They stayed for a few hours. Sevastian earned a gold sales badge and Rufina a silver.

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Back home, Lyov made a platter of grilled cheese for those that were hungry.

Fortunately, with such a large household, so far things have worked out so that not everyone is hungry at the same time.

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Lyosha was having so much fun on the ballet bar that he forgot to go home until his mother came to pick him up.

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Rufina was scared by the ghost of Noodle.

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Alexei and Anthony played chess all evening, and Anthony maxed his Logic!

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Meadow stayed up late working with Miron on his talking.

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At 1 am, the limos pulled up. Faina snuck out with Dustin Cooke, and Anthony snuck out with Semyon Carr.

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Lyov returned home from his first night as a Mad Scientist shortly afterward.

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Early in the morning, it was time for the block table for those lucky enough not to have homework.

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Meadow took care of teaching Alexei to study.

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Rufina committed a huge family faux pas by making a platter of pancakes for breakfast.

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Once the kids were all off to school, Meadow and Lyov found themselves with some free time. So they used the opportunity to go on a date.

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Kobe became an elder right before she had to go to work. At least 3 family members immediately rolled up wants for her to retire.

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Anthony brought home Ginger Newson, and Rufina brought home Artur Pederson. Faina and Sevastian brought home homework. Life is unfair sometimes.

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Julia got an A plus! And homework, again. Poor girl can’t catch a break.

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Once Kobe got home from work, Meadow fulfilled everyone’s wish by calling in to retire her from being a showbiz star.

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Sevastian maxed Creativity!

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Only the kids seemed interested in eating the grilled cheese Lyov made for dinner.

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Once 6 pm hit, it was time for Faina to head of to Salix University. She earned scholarships of $7250 for grades, all 7 skills, and dance, and has a trust fund of $17,400.

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The kids finished out the evening getting to know each other at the block table.

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Ginger brought Anthony an outing gift! That’ll be an awesome addition to his college fund.

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Lyov took Rufina and Anthony down to the store, where Rufina convinced her sister she needed an alarm clock and earned her gold sales badge.

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Then Lyov took over the dazzling, and got the business to level 6.

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Back home, there was still time for some pre-dawn skilling.

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Meadow and Lyov worked with the youngest set of twins on their nursery rhymes, the last of their toddler skills.

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As soon as it was light out, the Gypsy came and left them a very nice gift!

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Meadow made the first wish – for money, of course. Even though she was 3 days from elder and still not permaplat, thanks to her Golden Anniversary LTW.

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Anthony invited Judith Gavigan over for a date, and they geeked out about grilled cheese first thing.

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Ginny greeted Zosia Kozlow as she strolled by.

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The other kids continued to build fantastic structures on the block table.

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Anthony and Judith fell in love!

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Sevastian also went on a date, with Kelly Cooke.

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Once Meadow was done collecting her $22,000, Lyov made the second wish, also for money. He was also careful to point out that he found the genie to be definitely not hot.

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He then began the process of distributing the money. Since 3 wishes for money would net $66,000, they decided to split the money up and give each of their ten children $6,000. That included Nastasia and Faina, meaning Faina now has enough to compete in the lottery for the luxury dorm!

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Anthony and Judith ended their date with a bang.

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Rufina got to use the third genie wish, since she was the first to roll up the want and also didn’t get to go on a date today.

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Several members of the family enjoyed their grilled cheese dinner in their pajamas. Hooray for Saturdays!

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One last huggle for the youngest set of twins. Awe!

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Hooray! No more toddlers!

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Oxana bought herself some clothes and deposited her college fund (a base of $10,000 plus the $6,000 genie money) in the former nursery, which is now back to being a study.

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Miron’s clothes were fine, but he got a new hairdo. He’s also the only Thayer child to need glasses.

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Oxana went the opposite way, keeping her hair and getting a cute new outfit.

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Rufina snuck out with Greta Fairchild for a night on the town.

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The next morning, the Hamiltons came over for family Sunday.

The triplets and Orlando came too, although I had to cheat and use the Sim Blender to summon some of them.

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Alexei, as a Li’l Surfer Dude, naturally learned how to Hang Loose at a young age.

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Family Sunday was, of course, organized chaos.

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There was grilled cheese for those that were hungry, of course.

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Sevastian managed to get all his skills for scholarships with a full rotation to go!

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Miron asked his cousin Dimitri to help him out with earning some Charisma skill.

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Anthony also finished getting skills for scholarships, cutting it much closer to the wire.

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Marya and Orlando barely interacted with anyone else, even when Ginny really wanted to play catch with her cousin.

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At 6 pm, Lyov aged into an elder!

I like that outfit, so he can keep it.

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Meadow could have waited a day, but it seemed more appropriate to have her age at the same time as Lyov.

That top has got to go.

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Since they had a bunch of people there already, Meadow went ahead and called for the Golden Anniversary party.

After waiting her entire adult life, it was kind of anticlimactic when she went permaplat as soon as she hung up the phone.

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Lyov got on the phone to invite over all his siblings that weren’t friends with Meadow.

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Meadow looks much more like herself after a makeover.

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It was awesome having all the 2nd gen Pavlovs and spouses in one place, as well as a decent selection from the 3rd generation.

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Nadezda kept to herself, probably a little nervous about being the last of the quadruplets who wasn’t an elder yet.

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There was, of course, more grilled cheese.

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Lyov even had to make a second platter of delicious grilled cheesiness.

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A truly epic game of kicky bag broke out.

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The party was a Roof Raiser, naturally. I’m surprised it wasn’t broken up by the cops, actually, given that it lasted until after midnight.

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Then it was time for Anthony to head off to college. He earned $7250 in scholarships (the standard grades, 7 skills, and dance scholarships), and had a trust fund valued at a whopping $30,100.

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Early Monday morning, it was time for Reno Day. The family didn’t have a ton of spare cash, but they had enough for a desperately needed fourth bathroom.

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At 8 am, all the kids headed off for private school.

Very expensive private school. As soon as they left, Lyov sat down and paid the rotation’s private school fees, totaling $10,500.

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Since they had all the kids off at school for the first time in forever, Lyov and Meadow headed down to Time to Buy a Clock to run it together. But they would need help.

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Nastasia came right over, and was hired by Meadow.

I haven’t really had managers at the businesses previously, but it occurs to me that I should be able to hire playable college students, without them ever having to work when they’re being played.

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Nastasia was put to work restocking, and did well enough that she was soon promoted to manager. Didn’t hurt that she had an in with the owner.

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The store reached level 7, and they earned about $7000, which should get them enough to pay their taxes next season.

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Back home, Rufina brought David Ottomas home from school, and they had a nice outing.

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Sevastian invited Kelly Cooke over for another date. She brought her older brother Dustin to hang out.

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Ginny and Alexei earned their first A pluses!

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It was Newson Day for the kids, as Oxana brought Gallagher and Ginny brought Gabriella.

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Lyov and Meadow taught the youngest set of twins how to study.

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The plan was to end this rotation with one last grilled cheese dinner.

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But it turned out that Jessica Ebadi had other plans.

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“A-ha-ha-ha, they forgot to buy a burglar alarm.”

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“I’ll just take this painting here.”

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“Help! I’m being burgled!”

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“Oh, look, a really distinctive car. I’ll just go ahead and take it.”

No! Not the Thayermobile!

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Fortunately, Officer Centowski was on the scene in time to arrest the thief.

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The money they got to cover the stolen goods was a little less than the cost of a new Thayermobile, so the painting will just have to stay gone for now.

That’s it for the Thayer household! Next up is the Carr family.

Stats:

Household: Thayer

Businesses:

Cakewich, rank 10

Time to Buy a Clock, rank 7

General fund contribution: $23,200 (tax $12,700, school fees $10,500)

Events: 1 burglary this round

Playable sims: 137

Sim multiplier: 62

Population: 8494

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