I just thought Mango looked cute.
With his PB&J. I also realized at this moment that I really want him to be a PlantSim again. So we’ll stop at three kids (I tell lies) and work on Mango’s gardening skill.
Mindy frequently vanishes for long periods of time, and I find myself forgetting about her. I chased her down and she was again talking to Lavender out in the horse barn.
The two of them interact frequently, but their relationship is pretty neutral. Mango was sleeping – it’s still weird to have a TH that needs sleep after all those Zaliens.
His favorite color is orange, which is a bit much with his green hair and red skin, but I work it in here and there.
That’s Samali’s nose still passing on, and his mom’s droopy eyes. He’s kind of odd looking… but I like him… for now.
Minnie went and birthday-ed while Mango was in the middle of a show.
I think she actually looks very pretty. I didn’t even give her a make over and just kicked her out. She added hot-headed to absent minded, adventurous, ambitious, angler & animal lover. Isn’t that too many traits? Am I losing it? No – that’s too many. I swear that’s what she had though… I remember noticing how I wish she’d rolled another A trait… whatever, it doesn’t matter. Oh yeah – she gets that illustrious author LTW.
Now is when I decide a couple things. 1. We’re moving. 2. We’re leaving Lavender and Leah behind. Both their lives have been fully lived, and Lavender’s inventory has several glitched out items in it that just keep passing from person to person. They showed up with Juniper, and I’d like to be rid of them. I started going around the house trying to salvage historic items, but in the end I choose to grab only the graves, the fridge, and Mango’s forbidden fruit seed. Except I couldn’t find a way to take his seedling… but Mindy had one in his pocket – so we’ll just plant that one when we move.
And – I actually didn’t leave Lavender and Leah behind. I moved them into the neighbor’s house, killed them, then had Mango go get the graves. The glitched inventory passed on to the neighbor. I know it’s not a very glamorous end for a TH and her beloved horse – but as I’m sure you can tell – I can barely handle this boring family in this boring house and this boring blog. Change was necessary!
Aaaaannnddd… I can’t move the house when a family member is pregnant. Le sigh.
Now we have to have another birthday party in this house.
I should have invited spares and such – but SO OVER IT.
Natalie went first, and added night owl to neurotic and couch potato.
I figured she’d be too lazy to do much with her hair – and she runs around barefoot, which somehow came across as neurotic to me. I love her.
One final look at a house they’ve lived in for many generations.
It’s slightly bittersweet – it’s one of the few homes I’ve built that I’m very pleased with – but I’m done. And I’ll confess, I was feeling pretty done with the Zales in general… but well – you’ll see. It gets better.
Welcome! To Isla Paradiso!
I’m pretty sure all previous problems I’ve had with this world will not exist now that I have the new graphics card and power supply. I’m super excited to play with this beautiful world. The plot of land they bought is on a pretty remote island – it’s the only lot on the land chunk. That might lead to issues, but if that’s the case, I’ll move within the hood. I specifically sought out this exact plot, since it owns both land and sea. Time for me to get building.
***AGONIZINGLY LONG BUILDING INTERLUDE***
I am obsessed with it. I know it’s pretty basic in design, but I tried to capture the nature of the environment, the beauty of the surroundings, and make kind of an “indoor/outdoor” living with LOTS of plants, and LOTS of windows. It’s just a shell in that picture above, but I keep at it.
I’ve also down something a bit different. I took a page out of AutumnRein‘s book – author of the Winters ISBI (which if you aren’t reading you should be)- and built this.
I even added a whole row of rocking chairs to keep the dead comfy, but you’ll see that later. Every single grave made the trek, except – Samali! Can you believe that!?! There’s Abraham, Angelica, Bettina, Benji, Leif, Cyrus, Traci, Changpu, Daisy, Duchess, Gustave, Duke, Erik, Liz, Eddie, Flora, Shelley, Giles, Meredith, Helen, Ramon, Ike, Tahiya, Imogene (still tragic), Juniper, Krypton, Lavender, Lacey, Bailey, Kyle & Leah. As for Samali, I might add her to the family, since I still have her SimSelf, then kill her just to get her urn… we’ll see! And it was this… this move, this new build, and the placing of all the urns that I became reinvigorated with the Zale Family ISBI – Alphabetcy. I’ve made it so far!
And I’m in love with the new house! There’s LOTS of bare space, but it’s playable!
I’m so happy with how it has turned out. I have also turned off winter (which I might reconsider for the festival and holiday lights – might just eliminate hail and snow) Fall is like, three days, Spring is 7 and Summer is 15. It’s a hot, sunny paradise.
I was feeling so nostalgic after seeing all the ghosts. I’m sure it’ll get old before too long, but for now, I was incredibly happy to see the Zales of the past.
As far as I know there are only a couple lots in Isla Paradiso that offer both land and water – one is incredibly small, and this one that is very remote. But I think, to get the most out of what this EP has to offer, you gotta have both! You can moor your boats, and build out over the water… swim right off your own private beach… delightful!
They both brought home a friend!
I watched carefully to see how they’d arrive, due to the remote nature of Zale Island, and I learned something important. Kids can use boats! Nat and Nova hopped in a water taxi. The boy had a paddle boat in his pocket, the girl had a – wait for it – JETSKI! I immediately bought the girls each one, but they haven’t used them yet. I can hardly wait!
Mango has a gig tonight, and tomorrow is both boy’s birthdays, and after that I’ll end this post. To try to ensure Mango arrives on time, I buy him a motorcycle!
Oh – by the way, the Zales net worth is approx $800k. With the build they have about $400k in the bank. It’s actually pretty low for the 13th generation, but when only one person really works, or succeeds in their job (Leif was the much needed early on exception!) it’s slow going!
Thanks lady. Oh well, Mango still did great.
Come see me again soon! Thank you to everyone who reads, follows, comments & lurks. We’re about halfway through this journey – and I appreciate each and every one of you! I apologize for the slow in momentum, but I’m back and as excited as ever – so! Until next time, Happy Simming!