Saturday, 31 March 2012

Glorious day

Round 33: September 2037 (Spring)
last update/next update

Lake Draper is 80 and Kendal is 61.
(Rose and Joanna are both 42, Patience is 35, Chris is 22, Sylvia is 11 and Patrick is 10 months old)

Narrated by Lake Draper

Chris is almost halfway through his Master’s degree in architecture and he’s finding it quite tough.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

This day

Round 33: September 2037 (Spring)
last update/next update

Josie Clarke is 35, Troy is 34, Jude is 5 and Andrew is 1.
(Lake is 80, Kendal is 61, Aaron, Calvin and Nick are 34, Ryan is 5 and Amy is 2)
Narrated by Troy Clarke

At the beginning of the month, I managed to score myself a promotion. I used to do beta testing and now I’m doing online tech support.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Lot tour: Kirby vacation home at Three Lakes

You guys would have seen this house in the Kirby update from the other day. I really like it though, so I thought I'd post the lot tour here. This was originally posted over a year ago at N99. This house is a makeover (an very extensive one) of Copper Ranch Retreat from Three Lakes.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

A comet appears

Round 33: August 2037 (Winter)
last update/next update

Trent Kirby is 67, Megan is 65, Claudia and Jacob are 36, Daphne is 6 and Iris is 3.
(Liam is 74)

Narrated by Jacob Kirby

Claudia and I haven’t been away anywhere since our honeymoon, so seeing I had some vacation time to use up, we decided to change that.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

You say it's your birthday, August 2037

Round 33: August 2037 (Winter)
Adrienne is at the halfway mark of her pregnancy now and she and boyfriend Amar have just bought a new house in Exeter.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Effect and cause

Round 33: July 2037 (Winter)
last update/Emma's next update/next update

Adam Gottlieb is 82, Athena is 77, Amelia is 48, Wade is 47, Emma is 17 and Michael is 6.
(Sophie is 24, Oliver is 21, Louisa and Jessica are 17 and Lauren is 16)

Narrated by Emma Gottlieb

Grandma is still working full time but seeing she leaves her work at work these days, she doesn’t have much need for a home office. Nothing in there except the computer has seen any use at all since Grandma was governor.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

(Temporarily) out of action

For a while now, my computer has been getting a blue screen here and there. I knew it probably meant it was on its death knells, as for most of the three-and-a-bit years I've had it, that didn't happen at all. In the last couple of weeks, I've had a blue screen just about every day!

So on Thursday, I consulted with a couple of people I trust about a computer I wanted to buy. They both liked it and thought it would be good for my needs, so I was about 99% sure I was going to buy it. I thought "well, I better start backing stuff up, right?" In the middle of backing up Sullivan, I got a blue screen. :\

I loaded in safe mode the next morning and tried to back it up again. Another blue screen. I haven't been able to boot that computer since, so everything I hadn't backed up is gone.

Now, I'm not too worried about that. The last back up I have of Sullivan is from June 2037. It was before a lot of moving around and lot placement that I'd done but it's not terribly long ago and at least I still have the hood! What I didn't get to back up though is my Downloads folder (I have a back up but I think it's from January), my Scrivenor notes (this is the one that hurts - I hope I can remember who's supposed to get the remaining ROS!) and all the full size pics from this round. Plus probably a ton of other stuff I won't remember until I need it on my next computer. It sucks.

I have ordered my new computer (I wish I'd asked my tech gurus about this computer earlier, because I'd had it picked out for a couple of weeks) and the store I'm buying it from is supposed to call me on Tuesday to arrange delivery. I don't know if that means I could get it on Tuesday but I'm guessing Wednesday is a safer estimate. It comes pre-loaded with Win7 but I will obviously need to take some time installing everything else, including all those many, many Sims packs! The very earliest I'll be able to sit down and play for an update will probably be Saturday, which would still mean no update until next Monday, so you'll have to be patient for a little while.

Some of you would have pieced all this together from my tweets, my replies to comments here or my posts on N99 but for those of you who hadn't, now you know what's going on. The next post from me will hopefully be the Gottlieb update!

Friday, 9 March 2012


Round 33: July 2037 (Winter)
Caleb Moretti is 55 and Cara is 48.
(Nick is 34, Sarah is 32, Josh is 23, Anthony and Veronica are 20, Xavier is 16, Thomas is 6, Ryan is 5 and Catherine is 3)

Narrated by Caleb Moretti

These days, Cara and I are doing extremely well for ourselves. Cara has almost 15 years experience in obstetrics and gynaecology now, so her pay is quite high.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

The Benton-Sitko wedding

Round 33: July 2037 (Winter)

Charlie Benton is 25 and Camilla Sitko is 24.

Narrated by Camilla Sitko

The morning of the wedding was a bit more hectic than I would have liked. Charlie stayed at his parents’ place the night before, so it was just me, Grace and Everett. Who decided to get up before dawn to check out the snow.

Friday, 2 March 2012

It's all true

Round 33: June 2037 (Winter)
last update/Jessica's next update/next update

Kit Royce is 77, Max Nihill is 50, Zaria Royce-Nihill is 49 and Jessica is 17.
(Josh is 23, Veronica is 20, Noah is 19, Emma and Louisa are 17 and Lauren is 16)

Narrated by Jessica Royce-Nihill

I just found out that I’ve been accepted into Suffolk University next year. I was so excited; I think I called everybody I know!