TS4- Drifter II 002.5: Scrambling for Cash

House 002 Chapter 5

As you might remember from the end of the last chapter I had just gotten Pepper pregnant for the second time.  Shortly after this toddlers were added to the game!  I totally panicked afraid that I wouldn’t be able to complete the house because from my experience with one toddler in another challenge they take a lot of attention.  Finally I couldn’t put it off any longer and decided to try to make as much money as possible before it was born.

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After selling everything from the camping trip there was quite a bit of money to play with.  Did you notice that the house is smaller?  It took some figuring but I managed to cut it down because it was just too big the way I graphed it out originally.

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Fern plays with her toy while she watches the mantis that her mom saved for her.

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Lucas does nothing but woodworking.  It doesn’t sell for much but in the amounts he’s doing it it adds up.  He’s level 7 now!

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In an effort to give Pepper as much time as possible to make as much money as she can she got free services and hired a gardener and a maid.

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I took her to Sylvan Glade a few times during her pregnancy but her needs dropped so quickly she didn’t stay long.

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Quality time with little Fern.

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She slept in the tent with Fern for 3 nights and completed the aspiration.  I have no idea why it was so much easier this time around.  I sold the tent after that so that Fern would sleep in her darned bed for once.  She was obsessed with the tent.

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Evolving has become weird.  She’ll evolve the one I told her to and then one more random one and stop until I que up another and do it all over again.  Gotta get those babies up real high so she can make the big bucks!

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I was looking for Lucas and he was way over here.  I’m assuming he followed someone to the edge of the map.

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After waking up from her final night in the tent Pepper goes into labor.  That belly is just goofy looking.  It’s like oblong.

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I just felt like going to the hospital for a change.  I don’t normally.

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And so little Ivy was born.  This is the little scamp that has had me so worried about getting money!

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Now that I know the baby is a girl I can complete the bedroom.  I put her in her parent’s room though so she doesn’t wake Fern.  Notice the two monster lights?  If you don’t read my Whim challenge I discovered that there’s a proximity to them!  This must be why I’ve had so many problems with the monster all along!

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She hired a nanny for the day so that she could get some collecting and fishing done.

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Fern was not happy about the baby and really took it out on the poor nanny.  They now have a negative relationship. I’ve never seen a kid so mad!  She had a bad day at school too so she was double angry.  She just wouldn’t stop yelling at the nanny and the nanny just smiled.  Poor thing.

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Pepper was on her way to take care of the baby when I was shocked to see Lucas change her dirty diaper and then feed her.  Wow.

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She spent a full day in Sylvan Glade waiting for it to be closer to time for the baby to age up.

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Eventually she passed out, took a moodlet solver potion and went back to fishing some more.  She made a little over $6,000 and caught a whopping 4 sturgen!

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She also caught 4 cowberries which she planted right away so that she can sell them when they are fully grown.

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I guess Fern is more interested in Ivy now that she’s almost a toddler.  Now she won’t leave her alone.

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Isn’t she adorable?  As worried as knowing she was on the way made me I have to say I look forward to seeing how toddlers affect this challenge as opposed to my Whim challenge.

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Time to spend all of that moola from her fishing trip!  I’m so glad not to have to look at drywall anymore.

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Here’s the downstairs.  I still have to do something with the small office and of course the huge empty living room.  I was going to put a backdoor in the kitchen but there’s only a very very small yard back there so I’m not sure if it’s worth it.  The house value is now $30,902.  $10,000 to go and Fern is 4 days from teen so even with Ivy I think we’ll be fine.

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Although it might be kinda rough.  Ivy rolled the fussy trait.  I didn’t pause fast enough because I wasn’t expecting it but the first bowl of applesauce she got she dumped onto the floor!  We could be in trouble.

Chapter 002.6

19 thoughts on “TS4- Drifter II 002.5: Scrambling for Cash

  1. Awe Ivy is a cutie I haven’t played with one with the fussy trait I bet that’s interesting. I have had more than one throw the bowl of food on the floor. That’s why I normally don’t even get the highchair I just give them something out of the inventory of my controllable sim and give it to them they will just go somewhere and eat on their own. I see someone told you that you don’t have to wait for the cowplants to age up to sell so I won’t mention that one here. Looking forward to seeing the rest of this one. 🙂

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    • Ivy was pretty darned cute. It feels to me like I form more of an attachment to the kids having them as toddlers. Yea, I thought we had to have the highchair before.

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      • She was a cutie and I’m with you on feeling more attached to them when they are a toddler, it seems to give you in a way more time to spend with them even though it’s not really more time. Yeah I didn’t know about the highchair for a while until I saw my toddler take a plate off the counter and sit down and feed himself. I was like ok no more highchairs for me. LOL

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  2. Congrats on finishing the aspiration! Damn 6K for a sturgeon. I didn’t know there were fish that sold for that much.

    It must be tough that Ivy rolled the fussy trait. That has got to be work.

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    • I think it was 6k for the entire fishing trip not just one of the sturgeon. I haven’t seen one for over 2k yet.
      The fussy trait was hard but I enjoyed that time with Ivy.

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