T-Park Finale

The Finale!

Ginger Rae married the girl she had been dating who brought in so much money that they bought several vacation properties and hunting grounds.  Her wife was obsessed with making more money leaving Ginger Rae alone most of the time.  Ginger Rae was much more interested in spending time with her many friends than having a family and since their trailers were so nice she didn’t see the point in working.  It wasn’t until their old age that they realized they’d never had children to continue the legacy…

 

Bobby Ray married the girl that the matchmaker had sent him, Annie.  He provided a nice house and held a steady job.  One day he caught Annie cheating and later learned that their children weren’t his!  Annie told him it’s his own fault for being so cheap when trying to find a wife.  She ran away with the mailman and Bobby Ray continued to raise the children as if they were his own…

 

Stevie Ray and Vaughn succeeded in resurrecting Twyla Fae.  By then Stevie Ray had topped the Scientist career and Vaughn was quite high in the Paranormal career.  They had a very nice home and were able to provide Twyla Fae a life of luxury she could never have imagined in her past life.  The girl that gave Stevie Ray the job in the first place called him incessantly and wore him down until he eventually married her.  Vaughn and Twyla Fae became an item but when he asked her to marry him she acted afraid and refused.  None of them had any children due to Twyla Fae’s hysterical reaction when the subject was mentioned but they lead a life of luxury beyond what any of their family could imagine…

Willa Rae spent her time juggling her many relationships until one day the wife of one of her many “boyfriends” framed her for his murder.  Since she was a well known and notorious criminal by then her claims of innocence were left unheard…

Neesy Lyn and Archie married near the end of their teen years and immediately began working on having 10 kids of their own…

The twins Abby Lyn and Addie Lyn moved out as soon as they aged up and when Ginger Rae didn’t have time for them the girls took over care of and trained Alegra and Buck’s many puppies making their way into show business and touring all over the country.  They became rich and famous…

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Otis Lee developed a complex after realizing he was named after a doll.  One day he disappeared but there are rumors that there is an imaginary friend in Sims 3 that looks eerily similar to him…

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The red-headed kid ran away when he realized that nobody even knew his name.  He was never heard from again…

The twin girls that were separated at birth Fannie and Ivy met as teens.  Due to their very different upbringings, they couldn’t relate to each other and never became close but they did stay in touch.  Both married and had children of their own and happy lives.  Despite their mother’s differences, their children all became good friends…

Founder Neoma and husband Trent died of old age and haunted all of the kids and their families for many generations urging them to have more grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and so on…

The End!!!

TS2→ T-Park & Beyond: Well Hell

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As I mentioned in the previous chapter, despite me just saying I was going to keep doing this series, It looks like it’s just not possible.  Do you remember in the recently published chapter when I messed up moving Willa Rae and learned near the end of the day and several saves that she’d lost all of her relationships?  I saw her intact family tree and memories so I thought it wasn’t that big of a deal.

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But, it was.  This is her sister Abby Lyn that just aged to teen.  I figured once she introduced herself she would show again in her relationship panel as her sister.  But she didn’t.  So, I checked the family tree and realized that it still has Abby Lyn and her twin Addie Lyn as children.  Moments later the game crashed.

The Sims 2 is a very temperamental game.  It needs babying even more than Sims 3 does.  When I moved Willa Rae and her whole lot into the bin by accident and then placed her back down again I somehow made her like a new sim.  So the game thought there were 2 Willa Rae’s but there was only one.  She still had her memories and her family tree was there but it was like she was a copy of the original Willa Rae.

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Anyway, I thought it was still salvageable.  I could just find the backup save and play up to where I am right?  Uh, no.  This is her relationships in the backup save.  All the kids are in their previous lifestage.  Basically, I’d have to play a whole lot to catch up and nothing would happen the same like Stevie Ray getting that job or Bobby Ray meeting that girl.  I believe this was right after all of the kids moved out actually because even Ginger Rae is a teen.

I was already having some problems with this save before this.  Like there were no graves at the graveyards and a few weird things here and there.  This is the save that I’ve used for years for my challenges so who knows what other things I did to mess it up.  I was looking over T-Park chapters trying to find pics for the finale chapter and even came across a few times I mentioned that I thought the lot was bugged and went as far as to move them all out which resulted in losing their pictures and a few other things.

My only option would be to save all of them using SimPe and Bodyshop and move their clones to a fresh save which I’ve tried to do before and it was really confusing so I decided to just cut my losses.  On the bright side, I thought up a little ending story for each of them to wrap things up nicely.

Finale

TS2→ Beyond T-Park Ghost Ch 1: Resurrection Plans

Chapter 1

Tuesday

I know technically I should have put Stevie Ray and Vaughn to the back of the rotation but it seemed to me like it would be weird so I’ve put them in the front instead!  So, as you might remember from the Interim chapter here they are with a similar set-up to Bobby Ray and once again I barely had any idea what to do with them!

I’ve had this vague plan since Vaughn rolled Knowledge for his secondary aspiration and kept rolling wants to see ghosts and stuff that he would find it fascinating that Twyla Fae had died on their old lot before their mom moved in.  I put her urn at the graveyard in Downtown assuming there would be others but there weren’t.

So, Stevie Ray suggested to Vaughn that they take the urn home.  Also, I guess since his secondary aspiration is Popularity, Stevie Ray was able to get his aspiration level almost to platinum with the non-stop wants to interact with his twin!

Then, he got a want to gain a skill point and since I had no idea what to have them do once they’d grabbed the urn they went to the bookstore in Crowborough.

After he’d gained his skill point, I told him to scope the room and he decided he liked the looks of this girl and I had him greet her.  He spoke to her once and she offered him a level 5 job!!!  Now, I hadn’t planned for him to work.  I’d planned to have him use that darned toy machine that was useless at his parent’s house but I’d be crazy to reject this offer!

Holy crap!!!

So while Stevie Ray chatted with that girl, Vaughn scoped the room and met this redhead with short hair.

He asked her on a date and while his twin went back to studying something so he could skill up for work they had a nice date.  Not a dream date though because he had to get home for his new job.  Oh, didn’t I mention that?  He’s going into the Paranormal career so he can get that reward and try to resurrect Twyla Fae!

There’s really nothing on their lots so they all stay out most of the day!

Geeze.  The stupid carpool showed up for Stevie Ray!  And then it popped up that he’d missed work!  He hadn’t even accepted the job until like 2pm!

LMAO!!!

While Vaughn was off to work I tried to decide where to take Stevie Ray to get his needs up.  I decided to waste money to just have him eat at Walmart and use their bathroom instead of grilling.

Yay!

Double yay!

Vaughn set up Twyla Fae’s urn in a place of honor.  I have no idea if she’ll haunt or not.

Wednesday

I figured the money trees might be off-limits for the Trailer Park Challenge but they’re free game in my made-up-for-the-twins-challenge-type-thing!  And since both of their primary aspirations are Money they’d be interested in such things.

I used some of the money Vaughn had earned the day before to purchase a chess table.  I figured that Stevie Ray needs logic for work and it also gives fun and unlike the telescope you can use it during the day.

I’d bought a sink and stuck it in the corner so that Stevie Ray could sponge bathe before work but couldn’t take a pic because uhhh no censor.  He was leaving for work just as Vaughn was waking up and taking notice of the new money tree.

I used some aspiration points to purchase Vaughn his very own money tree and he seemed thrilled.

Then I’d decided to make a sort of outhouse type thing with just a toilet and the sink for sponge baths and I guess cuz the door is in front of the toilet it wouldn’t close!  Geeze.

I had to get a loan again to do it though.

Which I guess was kind of a waste because, unlike Stevie Ray, Vaughn has all of the skills he’ll need to get up to where he needs to be in Paranormal to get the resurrection thingy.  So since he wanted a skill point and I was bored I sent him to the gym.

Oh!  That’s a cool want that I haven’t seen before.  It’s probably because Vaughn has full points in the nice category.

He got his body skill point and went to nicely chat with some other sims.  He thought this lady was nice looking but I was like bleh.

He also thought that this one was.  If you don’t know how the “scope room” thing works they only zero in on one sim so if you want to do it more than once you have to wait for the other one to leave.  I don’t like this girl.  I’ve seen her constantly.  Actually, there are a lot of townies like her I’m meh about from seeing them so much.

Vaughn got home in time to leave for work and then Stevie Ray got home and happily harvested and watered the money trees.

I thought maybe having them so close to the road wasn’t the best idea.  I’ve read that visiting sims will harvest them!  Eventually, I’ll have to fence them in or something, I don’t know?  He needed fun so I had him play some chess.

Then, he needed social so I bought a phone and had him chat with the girl that got him the job and they became friends.

A/N: As I mentioned in the previous chapter this will be the last of the T-Park & Beyond chapters.  I’d planned to explain why here but it got too long so I’m just gonna publish it as a separate note.  Which is why I didn’t bother going back to find the names of the girls that they’d met.

Explanation

TS2→ Beyond T-Park Matchmaker Ch 1: Make Me a Match

Chapter 1

Matchmaker

Sunday

A/N: I have no idea what the deal is with the weird spacing in this chapter.  This was written a few months ago and I can’t seem to fix it.

So, here we are.  As I mentioned in the Interim chapter, I’d forgotten the correct season for Bobby Ray so it’s changed sometime after this.  I really had no idea what to do with him.  I’d actually planned for one of them to do the Poverty Challenge but when it came down to it I didn’t feel like it.  I searched and searched for another challenge that started with them being broke but came up empty.  Finally, I decided I’d just come up with my own little story for them all like I’d done already for the ones who’d moved out.

Bobby Ray is a Family sim and I thought he’d be eager to start his life with someone but after hearing stories of his mother trying to pick a husband and then seeing what his sister is doing to find a spouse he decided to just cut his losses and hire the Matchmaker.

I had to buy him a phone then sell it back to get her there.  He asked for a blind date and gave her the hundred odd dollars that he had left after buying the tent and stuff.

She was not pleased!

But she accepted his money nonetheless and did the whole crystal ball thing…

His future wife dropped from the sky and he didn’t even look to see if she was okay and instead thanked the Matchmaker profusely.

He asked her if she liked what she saw and she said she did.  But her turnons are hats and glasses so I’m not really sure how that’s possible.  (I’ve noticed that a lot of sims do this when asked that but end up turning down all advances so I’m not sure what the deal is with this interaction.)

He did not return the sentiment and was constantly throwing off the x’d hearts which cracked me up!

Yikes!

Ginger Rae strode by on a “hike” with Buck.  Suuure, we’re onto you now!  Hiking to Bluewater Village to snoop on your younger brother!

Neither was getting very helpful wants so I had them play catch for awhile trying to at least get their relationship up.

Then, out of nowhere, he started getting wants to flirt with her and such.  Maybe it was because they’d become friends?  He even developed a crush which I thought was impressive since he kept being repulsed by her!

What a gentleman.  I’d thought, with that getup, she was a sorority girl or something but when I searched her name it didn’t bring anything up so she is indeed a random townie.

The date timer ran out without a dream date but really what did you expect?  He even gave her a sweet kiss goodbye.  That actually went quite well.

LOL!

He walked back to Belladonna Cove to the job board at Walmart and got a job in the Journalism career since he already has quite high Creativity skill.

And then I was like what do I do with him now?  He doesn’t have a penny to his name and he’s starving!  Then, I remembered Ginger Rae made money DJ’ing.  It might be against the rules in that challenge but this is my own challenge-type-thing I’m making up as I go so I decided it’s allowed!

He drew quite the crowd and I had fun watching everyone dance.  I think the hidden dance skill is pretty cool.  All of the older T-Park kids have high dance skill from when they smustled so much before the stereo broke!

Woot!

The host, who incidentally is the elder his mom dated, sat him at a table outside that had this huge candle arrangement on it and when his food was delivered it disappeared!  So, I had him steal this burger and I went back later to remove the candle thingies.

Monday

Monday morning loan balance check.

He arrived home from his first day at his new job to pouring rain stinky and needed the bathroom.

So, he went back to the club and used the toilet and had a quick sponge bath in the bathroom.  Sloppy sims have their advantages!

Then, he got to work DJ’ing again.  This woman wanted to greet him and just stood behind him for a few minutes.  She looks like a hot mess.  Those are not clubbing clothes girl!

I tried to get a shot of her goofy dance moves but it’s so hard to pause in time.  Sometimes I want so badly to record the silly things they do!

Heck yea!

I had him ask to be seated at the bar this time even though I’d fixed the candles just to be sure.  He asked for the chef’s special because I was curious what on earth the food was he kept thinking of.  I still have no idea.  It looks like pumpkin pie.  It was only §13 so that was good.

Holy crap!  He was gone for 10 hours and most of that time he was DJ’ing!  Between his money from work and the DJ money, he was able to pay off the loan in full.

Extra…

I’d gotten some new default replacements for the witches.  Doesn’t she look awesome???  You’ll see the good witch in the next chapter with Stevie Ray and Vaughn.

Beyond T-Park Ghost Chapter 1

A/N: I’m sorry to say that this will be the only chapter with Bobby Ray… as well as the next with Stevie Ray and Vaughn.  I’ll explain why after the next chapter.

TS2→ Beyond T-Park Interim: Moving On

A/N: I took some silly shots of moving the boys on and had no idea what to do with them so I thought I’d make a little mini-chapter to show you the setups.

I’d spent a long time making this cool little building to send them first to change their clothes and such and then realized that it was over §8k to move them in!  Obviously, they didn’t have that much!  They didn’t even have the §1k for the smallest plot of land!  What was I to do with them?

I ended up dropping them onto an apartment lot but not renting an apartment and doing motherlode.  Then, I had them buy the little building and change their clothes.

And names.

I thought I’d picked the correct options in the stay put shrub or whatever it’s called but when I moved Stevie Ray and Vaughn in all of the stuff was gone and I had to start over!

More changing of clothes.  I just did every outfit category for all of them figuring if they’d come from CAS that’s how it would be.

I moved first Bobby Ray and then the twins onto the least expensive empty lots and then dropped their money to zero after going into SimPe and changing their household names so that the familyfunds cheat would actually work.  So, you’re probably like what the heck are those things on the ground for?  One changes the season to whatever you want so I changed it to what all of the other households are at and the other vase changes the day to whatever you want.  So I changed them to whatever day they’d moved out.  The last is a loan jar.

I got them all a tent, lantern, and flamingo for fun.  Stevie Ray and Vaughn didn’t need as large of a loan because they’d left with more money due to the yard sale.  I thought briefly that it was kinda boring starting them as well as Willa Rae out almost exactly the same but then again this is pretty much how I start everything in Sims 4 and if it works why change it?  All the kids leave with practically nothing so there aren’t many options.  I gave them all tents because they can’t sleep on community lots like you can in Sims 3 and 4!

I ended up realizing a few minutes after starting to play Bobby Ray that I’d used the fall setting that I’d written down for Stevie Ray and Vaughn and that it was actually 2 days left in summer when he’d moved out on Sunday.

And last, I’d been saving this screenshot and trying to figure out when I can use it and I finally can!  In case you were wondering how I added the kids all to different households.  I teleported them with Simblender and then used a cheat to add them to the families.  I also had to change the season for all of them but not the day because I lined them all up to start on a Monday.  I didn’t use the loan jars for the DuPonts or Orphans but just gave them money and cheated the amount I didn’t want away later.

I hope you enjoyed this weird little look into how insane it is to do a rotation in Sims 2!

Matchmaker Chapter 1

TS2→ T-Park Po’ Livin’ 2.3: Yard Sale Time Again!

Gen 2 Chapter 3

Sunday

Neoma cooked up some pancakes for Bobby Ray’s sendoff meal.

And then, after he’d announced he was leaving the whole family gathered around him to say goodbye.

I’ll admit, I was pretty sad even though I knew I’d be playing him again in a few days.

Ginger Rae took the dogs on another hike while mom picked up the always-knocked-over trashcan.

Then, she went to Walmart and grabbed some food.  She’s also wanted jewelry for quite some time so she bought an earring.  With her hair I didn’t see the point in spending the money on a second, lol.  Then, she met some people including Malcolm Landgraab who looks nothing like I’m used to and I have to say is pretty unattractive.

Back at home, Trent has finally started rolling the easy wants that I’d expected him to get all along and why I’d chosen a Pleasure sim in the first place!  Jump on the couch, pull a prank, take a bubble bath, watch tv, play a video game… so easy!

Ginger Rae returns with the groceries while the parents are encouraging Stevie Ray to be nicer.  I don’t think any of the encouragement took hold.

And I was shocked to realize that Alegra was getting on in years and needed to try for puppies before she couldn’t anymore!  I checked using SimBlender and she is indeed pregnant.

And Ginger Rae got promoted.

Monday

Yard sale day is finally here!  Ginger Rae must be thinking she’ll attract more customers in her nightie.  One of her other ever-present wants is to sell lemonade.  Now that I think about it, I should have sold the darned thing!

As the boys head off to school Neesy Lyn shows up wanting to buy the stupid broken stereo!  Neoma kept trying to distract her from it but she was obsessed with the thing.  I was worried that she would buy it and when I got to them again the money would be gone.  I ended up cheating and making her leave.

In the end, I realized that both the stereo and potty chair were somehow bugged.  When the sims looked at them their meter dropped but they would obsessively stare at them.  I spent most of the day spamming sales interactions trying to get buyers and eventually put them in the house because I wasn’t able to remove the price tags.

Oh, and every time I left any of them without instructions to sell they would start chatting with the sims dropping their meters completely!

I thought Trent looking at the camera was funny.  Like look at me selling a fish to this silly teen!  Also, there is Sienna Bifrost to the far right.  I’m so annoyed seeing them all the time.  I put them in the college bin for a reason!

I was so busy with the yard sale I forgot it was the twins birthday.  The last yard sale Ginger Rae aged to teen.  They aged up almost simultaneously but annoyingly that window popped up asking who I wanted to age with them and I didn’t get a good pic of Stevie Ray aging.

Are you kidding me with these clothes right now???  I got a mod that supposedly lets me choose the age up outfits but I keep forgetting to try to figure it out.

Freaking-A!  It was bound to happen with one of them.  Vaughn was just on the edge as well.  Darned Fortune sims and their wanting to buy things!

Sadly, the therapist was invisible so I didn’t get a pic.  I had this happen in the Poverty Challenge house too.  I think it was because he was too close to the couch.

I aged up Sienna Bifrost while she was there too.  Her and Ginger Rae totally had the hots for each other but unfortunately, I’m only allowed to marry townies and NPCs.

In the end, this was all that was left.  I’d put everything in order by price and only tagged the items in front three at a time as they sold moving my way back.  So these were the least expensive items.  If I hadn’t had the issue with the stereo and potty chair I’d have sold it all I’m sure.

I ended up nuking them.  I couldn’t remove the price tags and I couldn’t get them into their inventories.

And then Stevie Ray and Vaughn were off to seek their own destiny.  The rest of the family stood inside waving like idiots to the door.

Once again, I felt needlessly sad.

That is an odd sight!

Beyond T-Park Interim

TS2→ Beyond T-Park Separated at Birth Part 4

Part 4

A/N: I’ve been thinking about it and I really have no interest in keeping up with this one.  I guess I’ll just figure out when the girls need to age up in comparison to the rest of the family.  I’ll likely do some sort of “meeting” chapter when they’re teens or something at least.  Which is why there’s no Monday for them.

Fannie Sunday

Fannie was finally potty trained and since she woke up way before her dads I moved it up to her room so she could potty instead of waking one of them up.

So cute!

Not so cute.  Gross!  Is it just the yellow pee mod or does pee never evaporate in this game?!?

A warning popped up about the bills and I looked and looked and found them way back on the seldom-used deck!

Fannie was potty trained and had learned to walk so all that was left the day of her birthday was to finish learning to talk.

So cute!  But an odd outfit to age up in.

I think she enjoyed trying on some new ones after daddy Drew took her to a clothing shop.

They brought Peppa along.  She was the model of a good pet… unlike the cat that destroyed that couch completely!

I was trying to decide between three outfits and accidentally bought them all.  They went to a toy store next but there was nothing actually buyable.  Not sure exactly how non-home businesses work in this game truthfully.

While waiting for Drew and Fannie to return home Todd solved the question of why the hedges look so unruly.  Apparently, they need trimmed!  This place is a mess.  Unlike her sister’s house, they have no hired help.

And Fannie returned to find her bedroom now set up for a child!

Ivy Sunday

Now that I knew about the hedges needing to be trimmed I realized that the DuPont house is completely surrounded by hedge!  I was thinking I’d end up having a maid and gardener and remembering that the nanny mod I’d used has an all-in-one option I tried using that.  But, every time I tried I got the same message.  I’d had both of the parents do it and so when morning came two helpers showed up!  I later had Ezra fire the red-head because I think the other girl is cute.

Mom plays a little chess while keeping an eye on Ivy playing in her room.  Unlike her twin, Ivy had already learned all of the toddler skills the day before.

Which apparently resulted in me taking no other pics of her that day!  I have no idea what this room is that she’s in?  It’s not the NPC lady’s room that has a white bedspread.

And obviously, it’s not her room!  Look at this.  So cool!  She has a bed, computer, radio, and tv!

Did she get sunburned from being in the open-air downstairs???

What the?  Get off your daughter!  You have your own bed.  I really need to put the assignable beds mod back in.  I took it out when there were so many kids in the trailer that I couldn’t control.

Supposedly the new NPC helper also cooks but that obviously isn’t happening.  I have no idea what I’ve done wrong and it was time for me to leave them so I didn’t get a chance to figure it out.

Ivy was woken up to eat the burned mac’n’cheese.  Gross.  It looks like her mom is telling her with her eyes to just eat it.

And the new live-in helper (name???) does not seem confident in her job.  Poor girl!

T-Park Po’ Livin’ 2.3

TS2→ Beyond T-Park: Runaway & Orphans Part 4

Part 4

A/N: I’m going to confuse the heck out of you now.  There is an over 5-month gap between when I played Sunday and when I played Monday.  This and 5 other T-Park (& Beyond) chapters have been collecting dust in my drafts folder here on WordPress all that time.

Runaway

Sunday

Sunday dawned with a determined Willa Rae.  She decided this camping isn’t her thing.  She spent hours digging and sold all of her finds to Tawny Bifrost for quite a bit of money.

She was just calling around to see if anyone wanted to hang out when she realized even though it’s Sunday she still had work!

She arrived back at the camp earlier than expected because she was demoted!  A boy from work, Bruce Leive, came home with her.  She didn’t mind getting demoted if it meant cute boys follow her home.

And Bruce seemed to feel the same about her.  They really had chemistry!

Both feeling hungry, they headed for a date at the All-in-One Shack for some food.

They did a little smustle dancing which was kind of awkward so close to the table!

They had a lot of fun joking around.

And in the end, there was a little more than joking.  Willa Rae has a definite crush on Bruce but she is her mother’s daughter and darned romance sims are hard to please so she immediately decided she wanted to make out with more sims!

She arrived at the arcade to play pool like she does on most days and realized she knew this man.  Didn’t her mom almost marry this guy?  Why is he so young?  (LOL!  Freaking Sims 2 aging!)

And this one?  He’s the jerk that got Twyla Fae pregnant!  She decided to hustle him to get back at him even if she’d never met the poor girl.

But he seemed to be onto her and took her money instead!

Monday

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Thankfully, she didn’t lose much money because early Monday morning she arrived to rent her very own apartment!

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The guy she was renting from was kinda weird.

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She found out that it was going to cost more than she’d originally thought.

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She went inside and stopped in shock.

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Empty!  Completely empty.  She could have bought a small trailer for what she’d paid upfront to rent this place!!!

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At first, I thought perhaps this wasn’t the place that I’d planned to move her but then I saw this.  Yes, it’s the place.  LOL!

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Trying to decide what to do, she made herself some lunch.  At least the fridge was stocked.

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Not having a table isn’t so bad.  The roof area is pretty cool.

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Noticing that the trash was knocked over she ran to fix it.  (OMG NO ROACHES PLEASE!)

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This boy was just standing there watching her so she walked over to chat.

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Just chatting and playing red hands is kinda boring.

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So they went to the arcade.  Geeze dude, we know you don’t like her but do you need to think about it constantly???

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She was hungry and pool was boring so off to the All-In-One Shack.  I guess he couldn’t wait because he started grilling.  (Why do I keep forgetting to write down names???)

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The chef’s special… always.

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Expensive tastes.

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Oh no!  It’s that creep who steals people’s wallets!

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Maybe she can make him go away.

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The outing over she headed back to her apartment… to sleep?  I forgot this happens after a good outing or date!

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So, she spent most of the night digging in the building’s yard looking for things to sell so she can get more furniture than just a bed.

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Oh, also, I didn’t realize until I’d saved several times that all of Willa Rae’s relationships were wiped out because I’d messed up the first time I tried to move her.  Her family tree and memories are all intact though.

Orphans

Sunday

Sunday morning cereal for breakfast.

Now, this is a house full of kids, you didn’t really expect them to save that fish money did you?  They ordered a gaming system.

And some remote control toys!  A stray dog zeroed in on the kids and convinced Abby Lyn to play some fetch.

Then, as soon as Abby Lyn turned her back it knocked over the trash!  Archie went over and scolded it and then shooed it away.

The girls hadn’t finished their homework Friday night so the teens thought it would be a good idea to take care of it then.  Neesy Lyn and Abbie Lyn have such a horrible relationship she can’t even help her!

Archie decided that they shouldn’t waste all the money on toys and headed out to get some groceries.  He was surprised to find that this little grocery store was nicer than most of the other places they’d visited in Riverside!

He couldn’t resist buying another game for the console before he left, though.  Spore!

He arrived home and put the groceries away.

The younger girls had been taking naps before he got back since they’d woken so early but ran out to see the cool new game.

Monday

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It was 2:30am and the entire house was awake with almost full energy!  If you’re not familiar with Sims 2 you might not know that they can’t sleep unless they’re tired.  You can’t just have them top off their energy!

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The kids all began jumping on their beds.

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Two of them can jump at once.

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The teens were the only ones that actually needed something.  I don’t remember him liking her before… it’s just been so long!

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A rousing game of Spore.  I love that game.

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Then, they were all off to school.  It’s funny watching all six of them board the bus.

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The teens arrived home first bringing some girl with them.

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She just kinda did her own thing so I left her to it.

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Thanks to the early morning bed jumping shenanigans the kids all came home exhausted.  So exhausted that apparently, Abbie Lyn fell asleep standing up just as she was about to crawl into bed.

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Get out of the house creeper!

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Most awkward age-up ever!  Standing in the doorway waiting for her brother to finish with the toilet.  I forgot that the new day starts at 6pm.  I thought their birthday was the next day.

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Yes, theirs.  I also forgot that they’re twins.  Yikes.  Abby Lyn aged up as well.  Despite one of them being born second and thus not subject to the pacifier issue they look identical to each other… and Ginger Rae.

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This girl stole their paper.  She’d hung out in a group with Stevie Ray and Vaughn one day.  Weird.  Maybe one of them turned her down?

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Since they’d napped after arriving home they were, once again, wide awake late at night.

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I didn’t bother looking through the girl’s new clothes yet.

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I did need to find a way to get rid of their elementary school homework.  Which can’t be deleted.

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But it can be nuked.

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Archie woke up and started cleaning all of the house.  It was such a disaster.

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And Otis Lee hadn’t done his homework so he helped him so he could get to bed faster.  Neesy Lyn woke up and started helping clean too.  And that’s where we’ll leave them for now.

Separated at Birth Part 4

TS2→ T-Park Po’ Livin’ 2.2: The Dating Begins

Gen 2 Chapter 2

Friday

Thursday I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that they had only ~§270!  What the?  The only possible explanation I can come up with is that when I’d played one of the other “Reeves” households Thurs or Fri morning I’d used the familyfunds cheat!

Each morning Ginger Rae has the exact same wants: go hiking, catch butterflies, catch lightning bugs!  I decided to have her take the dogs for a hike in hopes it would spin her wants to something more exciting.

Neat!

After returning she gave both dogs baths.

Then returned to the lot that you never saw the pictures from because it had crashed.  Happily, it hasn’t crashed again!

I’ve been using the “scope room” thing a lot.  She thought this lady is hot.  Likely because she’s wearing a bathing suit.  But, it was only one bolt… we’ll see.

I took her to a club after that and she wanted to DJ.  I didn’t realize at the time that she could make money by doing this and had to, once again, cheat money away!  No making money on community lots.

She thought this girl was hot (Seriously, she’s only thought one guy was hot so far!) so she chatted for awhile and danced with her but her needs were getting pretty crappy.

Meanwhile, back at home while she was gone I had her parents digging holes in the backyard in hopes they’d find something exciting to sell at the yard sale Monday.

The boys all came home excited about improved grades.  For some reason, Vaughn did his hopping up and down on the porch so isn’t in the pic.

Ugh.  This aspiration thing is driving me nuts with these uncontrollable teens!  I had Neoma go tell him to clean which used up almost all of the influence she had left!  She used to have so much!

And Bobby Ray cooked spaghetti which all three of them stood in front of and ignored until one of the parents called them to eat.  Ginger Rae got home and went straight to bed and that’s about it for Friday!

Saturday

I decided I’d better close the heir poll.  Bobby Ray didn’t have a chance!

Ginger Rae took that girl she’d met at the club out to breakfast in the fancy newly remodeled car.

Note from the future: Apparently, I left the name blank to fill in later and I’m too lazy to go find it, lol.

And I learned that she’s a fortune sim which was highly disappointing.

I did the “chef’s choice” thing as usual and they both ordered expensive foods.  I’d given Ginger Rae the coupons Neoma hadn’t used so at least it didn’t cost anything.

Which was a waste because the girl never even ate!  I finally had to cancel out the meal because time was running out!

They chatted a few minutes and tickled and most of the goofy stuff they want to do on dates then I saw this… what?

Holy moly!  I guess that’s a way to get your first kiss eh Ginger Rae?  Not much after this I had to end the date because she needed to get home in time to leave for work.

While she was on her date the boys were eagerly awaiting mom cooking them breakfast by taking turns stuffing their face from the fridge.  I wonder how many food points that uses?

Then, while Neoma painted something for the yard sale the boys stood around for hours alternately chatting and playing with the dogs.

While Ginger Rae was at work she got her bouquet.  Cha-ching!

And then Bobby Ray aged up to an adult!  Unlike Ginger Rae, he looks very different after aging… at least I think so.

And Leader of the Pack visited the dogs and whined at the door for hours.  It made Vaughn happy at least because he had a want to have him visit from his secondary Knowlege aspiration.

And I got a pop-up about having a great date and enjoy this pinball machine!  Wowza!

Yea, I know I’ve been eager to have things to sell at the yard sale but this is just too cool to sell and it looks perfect on the back porch!

Runaway & Orphans Part 4

TS2→ Beyond T-Park Separated at Birth Part 3

Part 3

Fannie

Friday

I moved a toy up into the upstairs room so that when she wakes up early and escapes her crib she has something to do.

So sweet.

Teaching the toddlers anything without smart milk takes so long!  She’ll age up soon so I’d like for her to learn it all.

His face!  Poor guy looks heartbroken to have burned the grilled cheese.  Well, he is in the Culinary career after-all.

Speaking of which, he needed fun before leaving for work.  Wade had the day off which was nice.  Still not potty trained.

The darned nanny showed up again!  I had him call like an hour before she should have shown up to cancel the schedule but it didn’t take apparently.  Another §95 down the drain.

Time to work on those skills some more.

Saturday

Awe these two are so sweet.  I didn’t expect to get so attached to the parents!  Also, look who showed up yet again!  Nothing like ruining a romantic moment nanny!  Also, can you clean that dirty plate or actually do something with the child since you’re here.  Another §95 and I had them call again to cancel the schedule!

Fannie has learned to walk and now it’s time to learn to talk.  She’s so adorable!

Well, at least they were responsible parents and waited for Fannie to be asleep!

Meanwhile, someone had turned on the tv and Peppa was entranced!

Back to the potty training.  Sheesh.

More cuddles for Peppa.  Both of them were a bit stinky.

Daddy comes in to play.  I really love this interaction but hardly tell them to do it because it almost always results in the parent needing a bath since the toddler throws up on them.

Speaking of baths.  First, it was Fannie’s turn…

And then Peppa’s.  He looks like he’s just floating there in this pic!

Ivy

Friday

Just like in her sister’s household after a promotion Ivy’s parents now work opposite schedules and no longer need a nanny!  Thankfully, they had never scheduled one.  Wake up, daddy!

Awe so cute.

Breakfast time.  Ivy has been upgraded from bottles to baby cereal.

And then she learns some words.

I caught Kincaid mid-leap and had to take a pic.

Mom gets home from work and now it’s her turn to care for Ivy while dad gets his needs up before leaving to work himself.

Mom and Ivy both needed fun so they played an adorable game of peek-a-boo that even had me laughing.

Saturday

While Ivy was waiting for daddy to wake up Ichapod came into the room.  It’s only fair that he gets a hug since Kincaid already did!

Breakfast with daddy again!

And now that she’s learned to talk Ivy begins learning to walk.

While Ivy was sleeping Ezra spent a few hours chatting with the only sim he knows becoming friends so that Drienna gets a promotion.  Who is he chatting with?  Mark that Neoma dated at the very beginning of T-Park!

They are so sweet together.  Like I said about Fannie’s parents, I really didn’t expect to get attached.

More learning to walk…

While the cats play nearby and entertain me!

T-Park Po’ Livin’ 2.2