I must be crazy because instead of enjoying a quiet afternoon reading, I let Olivia invite some kids over instead. Her friends Asha and Lia came along. In turn, Lia brought her sister Maia, who brought her friend (and my nephew) Jacob. It was a mad house.
Along with playing the Carmody family yesterday, I took Betsy down to the high school to get all the new students enrolled. Not as crazy as the primary school was in Round 18 but these kids kind of had minds of their own, in a way I have not quite witnessed before in a school update. The way it played out really didn't lend itself to anything close to story telling, so this will be more commentary-like than usual.
All the new students, bar one, are pictured here. Cordy and Luc are 16, while Rose and Joanna are both 14.
So Jesse finally got off his ass and decided to go out on his own. Well, he's not really on his own. Two of my former students, Evan and Amelia, decided to move out of their parents' place but didn't have enough money for the deposit on the apartment. That's where Jesse came in. And yeah, he really did get in the taxi in his pyjamas.
FYI, I will still be doing these round summaries when I switch to the new system but I'm not sure yet if I'll do them every round or every couple of rounds. Seeing I'm only aging everyone 2 years, I'm assuming not as much will change but I'll have to play a bit and see how it works out.
Did it feel like there were way more deaths than four? It did to me but maybe that was just because most were clustered at the end of the round like that. It's been ages since I've only had one wedding too!
It looks my population growth is steadying - Sullivan only grew by one Sim this round! I'm sure I'll fix that next round. ;)
As I mentioned in my last post, Round 19 in Sullivan will mark the debut of the new calendar system. It is based largely on the system used over at Lakeside Heights and at Riverdale but I've modified it a tiny bit to suit my own purposes.
One "round" will now be 2 years Sim-time (Rounds 1-18 were 5 years Sim-time), so Sims will now age 2 years each round. I will be tracking my hood by seasons, rather than by months. I've got my order of play all mapped out and as I have fewer than 24 households, it made more sense to me to track it by seasons.
Petra recently made the decision to retire. Politics was sort of something she just fell into and she'd never planned to stay as long as she did. She told Adam she wanted to have some down time while she still had her health.
Just as Samson had walked out the door to leave for work, I went into labour. I screamed for Samson to get back in the house - not only was he missing the birth of his children but he had also left a pot of soup boiling on the stove!