Hey there Friends of The Zales! Welcome back! Last time, Lavender got married! And some horsie things – but not much else. This time – well, it’s a bit of an adventure. Sort of.
Let us proceed with…da da DUMM! ZALE CHECK:
Samali is asleep…
Like she always is during Zale Checks.
Dear old Krypton is taking a bath…
Cute little old man
Lavender is here at the spa getting a massage.
Kyle – also being human is asleep in Livid’s old bedroom.
I went ahead and assigned this bed to him. Since Lavender doesn’t sleep, I didn’t feel obligated to make them a couples suite. When Sam and Krypton pass, I’ll let Kyle move up there. This will do for now.
Just after the Zale Check, I decide to go ahead and try to grab a couple SimSelves that are .sim flies. With help from Nate (phyrcracker93) and the rest of you lovely readers I was successful in grabbing Pink’s SimSelf (FINALLY!) and Nate too. I tossed you all in a two bedroom house. Have fun with that.
Hee hee hee. Oh – and we also have Sammy Sama and Julia – as well as Jasmine Miller and Anne-Marie Kultura. Pretend I wasn’t lazy and linked all those.
Hi guys, having fun yet?
Just hang on, Lavender is on her way.
Julia and Nate are off to a winning start.
It’s always Julia.
Lavender introduces herself.
Nate heartfarts Lav, but Lav heartfarts the bathtub.
While Julia sneaks off. Oh Sims.
Then my game crashed. I reloaded and ALL my settings were gone. It was full screen, low graphics, memories enabled, supernaturals on, celebrities ETC. AND when I opened the Zale file, I got a pop-up message about missing items that had been replaced. Say WHAT?!? What did I do? AH! I guess we’ll have to see what happens…
Well, this time around, Lavender meets Sammy and Julia.
Good, make friends!
Lav gains entrance to the house, there’s a pop up about a Spring festival and *pOOf* Sammy Spins into food merchant attire and exits.
Aw, she’s an adorable food merchant.
Everyone else gets on fine in their ceiling-free house.
Albeit, tiny house.
Julia also joins the food merchant lifestyle.
Nate makes some waffles.
Lav and Pink have a chat.
And Sammy adopts a…
…um.. catdog? A pet. Sammy adopts a pet.
Lavender was still at their house when Hawk arrived at his new home.
Aw, he’s a cutie little peanut! I’m sorry I didn’t know if he was a cat or dog from the pop-up. He’s adorbs.
I buy the family four sets of bunk-beds, and a few doggie items for baby Hawk.
I even have Lavender fill the food dish before leaving.
Back at the estate, I start to notice the “missing items”…
When I first saw this, I thought maybe end tables had vanished…leaving “small ivy” on the floor… I wasn’t sure though…
Hmm, this isn’t right.
What’s with the random toy box? I think that might’ve been the walker. (FALSE: It was the play pen) I’m missing tons of items – not just store items, but regular ones too. I wonder what I did?
And then my whole computer went a little haywire. In my attempts to make the game run better, I seemed to have really borked things up. I’ll spare you the details, but I did a system restore and then reviewed my Zale save files.
I’m not sure who told me about this, I think it was Jenn, but I keep four running saves of the current house. Zales in AP 1, 2, 3, and 4. Each time I do a “save as” I replace the next save. The most recent Zale file had all the missing things, as well as the next most recent… but the third one I checked had all the correct items, and was right about where I started this post. Lav was at the spa, Sam and Kyle asleep, and Krypton was about to get in the bath. It does mean the SimSelves are not in the game, I’ll try again some other time. Right now, I’m just happy to have things back to normal.
HA! I thought it might’ve been tables – but no, game just replaced my lovely giant palms with tiny little ivy plants. Sure…
But – I started playing, or trying to play over two hours ago, and now I’m right back where I started with the Sim Check. This game is a ton of work. Labor of love. Stupid.
Then I took a cute video of Bailey playing with the horse ball – but I didn’t upload it so you’ll just have to settle for this:
But seriously, how cute?
I love him.
And all my horses.
The serious storm has spooked them, however.
But Lav is here to calm them.
Since Lavender cannot ride while pregnant (stupid) she maintains her relationship with them by keeping them clean and groomed.
Rain or shine.
I hope the garden thaws soon.
We’re running a bit low on horse carrots.
Being on maternity leave, I have Lavender focus on reports. She’s almost friends with Imogene Pelly, so we’re going to pay her a visit.
Nice digs! But no one was home except the dog. Dang.
I decided people might be over at the festival.
And I was right! Imogene is here too.
We get our interview on, and should have two more people to write up reports on.
I wanted to see if she could review the festival, but she couldn’t.
Back at home Sam enjoys some wedding cake.
You two getting along?
We write a negative report on Imogene Pelly – for two reasons…
…one, I’ve never done that before and two, I don’t think she’s a very nice Sim. It didn’t even really damage their relationship. Funny.
Aha! My first spare romance!
They would have very ugly children.
Stoves are hot.
I think we’ll have a nooboo soon!
Livid! You hussy! That’s Lilac’s man!
I swear there has to be more than this guy out there.
And then Tate goes back to Lilac.
My guess is no, it will not last.
Apparently filling the already full water trough is the thing to do today.
The garden is alive!
It’s looking a little sparse, but at least it won’t have gone to waste. Once it’s empty, I’ll probably just delete the fencing.
My cute couple!
Way to spend time together ❤
Unstable Kyle rears his head.
And ouch – arms aren’t supposed to look like that.
I go ahead and have him “take deep breaths” whenever I notice the moodlet. I don’t care if it’s cheating.
I spot these purple butterflies near the garden and decide that Lavender must catch one.
Aw, it was fancy too!
Worth 112 buckaroos.
Kyle: WEE! A HORSE! 😀
Bailey: Old phone.
Oh Sam, you cutie.
Thanks! Horses gotta eat.
Dang, we’re just trying to tend to the horses.
Zombie attendance not required.
Stop – BABY TIME!
While Lavender is heading off to the hospital, Sam is having a grand ol’ time with the zombie.
Lavender is almost all the way to the hospital, and Kyle and Krypton are just chatting away.
Your wife is having a baby! Although it DOES look like Krypton is saying “Get your bag and skedaddle! Lavender needs you!” *makes air walking gestures with fingers*
Be safe Lavender! I’ll be waiting for you, even if your husband isn’t.
Due to Kyle’s rebellious nature, I bought him a motorcycle.
Nice to see him use it, now get going!
It’s a girl! I can’t think of a theme or anything, so I just name her Meg, and she rolls loner and easily impressed.
Oh look. She’s green/gray. And not a boy.
But it’s still exciting to meet the first of a new generation.
Although I’m hardly over the moon for her.
Make me a boy please.
Here’s the lonely baby I can’t be bothered to care about.
And then I start feeling kinda bad. It’s not HER fault.
Out for a late night ride on Leah, Lavender suddenly dismounts and…
Shows us she’s pregnant again!
It’s gotta be awfully cold in that skirt! (Note: Coldest, wettest spring ever.)
But romance is in the air, and Lilac and Tate announce their engagement!
Looks like that little side thing he had with Livid was a one time thing.
I send Lavender around to do all the laundry, and catch Krypton working out very strenuously!
And smelly. Be careful old guy, you aren’t as young as you used to be.
I see your feelings towards Meg are about the same as mine there, Lavender.
I didn’t want a green skinned girl either.
Kyle is nearly nekkid, and Lavender in her outerwear.
Oh Sims, keep the romance alive.
It’s Love Day, so I send the household to the festival.
Thought it’d be fun…
Except Lav can’t skate while pregnant, there’s no food vendors so she can’t get a snack…
…AND she was invited to a part at the Pelly place, so we’ll do that instead.
I couldn’t find anything to do at this stupid party, until I discovered a radio upstairs.
Lavender Zale embarks on my very. first. ever. Smustle! I was so happy!
You are awesome, Lav.
She really boogied!
A quick dance to show her appreciation for the invite with the hostess…
…and then we head home.
I decide I need to at least take care of Meg.
And give her some much needed love and attention. There. All better.
Ha! Everyone’s getting their groove on today.
Kyle was jamming, so I had Lav join him.
Hopefully this one is a boy who looks more like his daddy.
Aw, he’s definitely not stepping on her toes anymore!
Hi Sam! Just checkin’ on you!
Still adorable, I see.
You always look so happy with Meg.
But hey – it’s her birthday!
And probably the fetus too!
Grandpa Krypton gets his party on.
So does starving Grandma Sam.
Just hang in there, you can have cake soon.
Dad shoes up too, always in his underwear.
Oh well, he’s handsome, so I don’t mind so much.
She’s a cutie. And a human.
She has her dad’s hair color and eye color – and is a bit bluer than her mom? But the rest of her features are pretty much Lavender. Her favorite color is turquoise.
Time for Meg to teach herself some life skills.
Aw dang, look at her little face.
She’s pretty adorable, I have to admit.
Krypton continues to work out all the time, he might even max the skill!
Hi laundry gnome!
Lavender shares her new baby news with her momma.
Gotta work on that last skill!
Meg was an INCREDIBLY fast study. Lavender didn’t even complete her second pregnancy and Meg is all skilled up!
Okay! It’s TIME!
THINK BOY! BOY BOY BOY!
Aaaand… it’s a girl. Mary is friendly and absent minded… BUT CHECK OUT THAT SKIN TONE!
She’s my first non green/grayish baby since Juniper’s siblings.
Kyle cracks me up…
Dragon! RAWR! And then does adorable things with his hands.
Oh little Mary – if only you were a boy, you’d be perfect.
Kyle copes the way Kyle does.
And for our grand finale pic!
Heroic bareback pose. The end.
Come back soon to see if we can EVER get a son out of Kyle and Lavender. She may or may not be pregnant again right now – and if she is, it’s the last chance before the house is full. It will make 7 Sims and 3 Horses. Sam, Krypton, Kyle, Lavender, Meg, Mary, Fetus, Bailey, Lacey and Leah. That means if this next one isn’t male, we need to wait for Bailey, Krypton and/or Sam to perish in order to keep trying! Until then, Happy Simming!
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Game Sent a Service Sim -5: 8 (-40)
Passing Out -5: 39 (-195)
Self-Wetting -5: 30 (-150)
Accidental Deaths -10: 1 (-10)
Social Worker Visit -15: 0 (YAY!)
Births +5: 34 (+170)
Twin Births + 10: 9 (+90)
Triplet Birth +15: 2 (+30)
Fulfilling LTW + 40: 9 (+360)
Honor Roll +5: 15 (+75)
Randomize Traits for an Entire Generation +10: 11 (+110)
Every $100,000 +20: 6 (+120)
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