Natalie Dies Twice & Heir Poll 15.10

Hi Guys!  Welcome back!  This is another monster post, at over 200 pics & screenshots.  I just kept not finding a good place to stop, ya know?  Everything was just a couple more days away…

Oh yeah!  I also went through and tallied my score!  The last time I had a calculated score was chapter 12.7.  So at the end of this post is actual points!  Yay!

So let’s get started!  Zale Check!
Natalie’s lifebar is full and she’s ready to go play catch with Pax.  Both are thinking of the pool.

Miriam is also thinking about the pool and about to use the bathroom.

Hopefully not in the hydrangeas.

Oscar is sleeping dreaming about Ferdy.

Paisley is helping!

Thanks girl!

Preston is also helping.

And you can’t tell from the pic, but he’s stinky too.

Penny is sleeping.

So is Pete.

Although my guess is not for long, as Ferdy has queued up “Wake up Pete.”

But I love Ferdy, so it’s okay.

Pax decided not to play catch with his grandma and begins his homework on the middle of the kitchen floor.

It reminds me to check the kids for honor roll because POINTS.  No dice, however.

Yay Paisley!  Skilling activity!

I see she’s rolled the Chess Legend LTW, so I lock it in.  I’ve never done it, and she might be heir, so… why not?  I lock it in.

It starts to pour, so Miriam RUNS to save the outside cake.

It’s pretty much all the survive on, so I can understand her urgency.

Owen finally got married!

And man I need to fix his hair.  Make some babies!

It’s a stormy day, and many of the Zales congregate in Miriam and Oscar’s little living quarters.

Natalie and Pax are arguing.  😦

Paisley is still out here playing and has reached level 5 of logic!

You go girl!

Thanks Preston, but you couldn’t have grabbed the stack behind you, too?

Still have to appreciate the idiot help.

Everyone remains adorable and happy.

Including Ferdinand.  Don’t mind Preston, he always looks annoyed with his existence.

Oscar has ANOTHER award to get, so we head out into the rain.

He hops out halfway there, and I get a pop-up that says he missed his own celebration.

Well that’s sad.  😦

But the star was still on the screen, so I attempt to go get the award again.  Success!

And I couldn’t agree more, Riverview IS a better place because Oscar lives there.  ❤

I know you can’t hear this picture, but I got a pop-up about the engine needing repair, and it’s running like CRAP.

I’ll have to work on that.

Ah yes, Penny reminds me she’s childish.

And adorable!

Ferdinand sleeps in the middle of the kitchen floor – Pete seems ALARMED by this.

Oscar is making everyone Goopy Carbonara – except Pete of course, who’s having pancakes.

Or at least Oscar is TRYING to make a meal – the cat is blocking the stove!

Hilarious!  And annoying.

Oscar wakes him up in attempt to get him to move.  He does not.

Look how pleased he looks with himself!  ❤

After watching him roll around and be adorable…

…I tell him to go sleep on the couch.

He doesn’t move though.

But I’m not even mad, look at that face.

He actually had to be reset – he was stuck.

Oscar finally able to resume the meal, decides to stick his hand in the hot pot.

Pretty sure you shouldn’t do that.

MMM, tastes like me.

I left Oscar alone for like, 10 seconds and he ran off to the pool bar to make himself a drink.

I can understand, dear.

Miriam catches Pete in the act of booby trapping the shower.

Can you hurry, Pete?  She really needs to pee.

Or play hopscotch…


Pete:  I do not.

Apparently Sunday mornings are for reading:

Cute. 🙂

Penny!  Bless you, my child.

I didn’t even discover it was dirty before she cleaned it.  Penny FTW!

Pete has taken quite a liking to Ferdy.

Look at the little treat shaped like a fish.  Awwwww.

Natalie is still here, in case you were wondering.

I wasn’t.

Penny again?

Too much!

Pete too?

Who are these Sims?  It’s like the anti-last chapter.

Miriam & Pete merge into one.

Miriam also was trying to clean the bathroom.  And hi Preston.


And now he’s grounded.

The other boys:  This rain, amirite?

Miriam continues to yell at Pete…

…Sheesh, back off lady.

Man, now she looks super sad about it.

All because of a small shower prank?

Like all good marriages based on genetics and idiocy, Oscar undermines his wife’s punishment and lets Pete off the hook.

Miriam: Wait, what now?  Nothing dear, nothing.


So go, sheesh.

These two are bonding over comic books.


Pax clearly has nothing better to do *cough* homework *cough* so he’s starts raking leaves.

Preston is having a scintillating conversation with himself.


Preston:  *Shuts salad in fridge* No idea.

Miriam has had a wish to play hopscotch for about 30 years, so Oscar invites her to join him in a game.

I’ve seen this thing be an idiot magnet, but the Zales ignore it.  Oscar won!

Poor Pete is crying.

Must’ve been all that yelling form his mom. 😦

Natalie gets Pax to stop raking to talk about medical stuff.

Hot Air Ballon:  Sup.

Paisley is out here cleaning up leaf piles!

And look!  A chipmunk!

Oscar, left to his own devices, hops in the hot tub in his athletic wear.

I’ve seen him make much worse choices, so hey – enjoy yourself.

I’d forgotten how cute this moodlet is.


Oh Pax, you’re cute.  You earned this after all that raking.

But take a shower.  You’re gross.

He listened!


Now Natalie is raking…

Uh oh – I see sparkles.

And it’s not her birthday.

Pax is first on scene.

Everyone else:  OH NO!

Oscar:  Ah!  This is the LIFE


Cue Misery.

But look at that nice big headstone!

I did not recall Miriam was a coward.

*PLOP*  (not a fail)

Ferdinand arrives and is clearly distraught.

Aaaand, she’s back.

I told you her and Ferdy were close!

I was ready for her to go, but it’s still cool.

I don’t think we’ve had that since Abe?  I’m not sure.  You’re gonna have to let her go eventually, Ferdy, but it was very sweet.

Natalie’s first act after resurrection is to ride this thing…

… to this thing.

Shocking.  Rock out, Nat.

Oscar: My feet are so cute.

I wonder what all the commotion was?  TOES!

Death uses the all-in-one while Miriam reads on the tablet.

Because Sims.

Then Miriam mourns over some flies?


And resumes screaming at Pete.


Paisley:  Pax?  Can you not?

I’m sure that’s super helpful when your sibling is trying to clean up the leaves.

You can do it, Preston.

I believe in you.

I see a bunch of blinking red lights and send Oscar to trigger the pranks.


He thought it was funny!

Miriam would’ve lost her bits.

He looks good in aqua.

And sprayed.

The grill gets one of it’s first uses.

In a rainstorm.  At 2:00 AM.

Um, Pais?  That’s not good.

No fire, just burnt wieners.

Paisley:  Yeah, those are gross.

Leaves them to rot and then runs inside.

This is much better.

Funny, honey.

Oscar?  Not the best weather for this.

*Thunder crashes and lightning strikes*

Thanks Pax…

No worries, your dad will fix it.

I took this picture just because Natalie’s not in a rocking chair.

Only to have her immediately die again.

Natalie:  Not this again.

Death appears, Oscar heads off to work without giving a poop.

The kids are at school, so it’s just Miriam.

At least she notices.

So that’s good.

I make sure Ferdy isn’t around to ruin things save Natalie again.

He’s busy in the cat castle, so we’re good this time.

And down she goes.

Faint, not fail.

Oscar cries at work, and I discover we have a moodlet manager.

It must’ve been in Natalie’s inventory.  DUH.

All fixed!

Sadness BEGONE!

A large housefire!

There’s actually Sims to rescue!

But it took us way too long to extinguish the fire, HURRY OSCAR!

And we fail. His hero GPA tanks.

He goes home to find Pax on the swings.


Sobbing in the hydrangeas.


Excuse me… who are you?

(Rafael Carpenter-Rhodes)

Don’t look so pleased with yourself and the horrifying tofu dog.


Miriam: My children are stinky idiots.

Preston:  My mom is an idiot.
Their faces really show the love.

So I’ve been having trouble with the fire engine.  Oscar has his own now, so it’s not on the lot when he gets there.  He has leave, and return so it’ll appear in the garage.  We’re ignoring an emergency to actually repair it here.

I’ll have to find a way to place it on the lot at home for maintenance.  It’s running SO BAD it’s a priority over the emergency.

He manages to get it to 100% and head off to the hospital for what I assume is another X-ray emergency.

But it’s a llama disaster!

This game and llamas…

He finishes, but only with a C since we were so late.

I manage to plop the Woo-Woo down.

Nothing like working away in the rainstorm.

But it really needed the attention.

Paisley channels her deceased grandma and rocks away.

Ferdy has been okay since Natalie’s death.  I can’t moodlet manage him, so I cheat-cleared the sadness.

He has been an excellent Zale pet and deserves happiness.

Oscar and the Gnome o’ da Wrist make early morning pancakes for the crew.

He calls them to the meal around 4AM since it’ll take them forever to all arrive, routefail, and eat.

A couple of his sons join him.  Aw.

Technically Preston did too, just not at the table.

We have our first trampoline user!

Fun Fact: My husband came in right around here and asked me why that person was in the tree.

It’s Spooky Day!

The Zales climb in the fire engine and it’s off to the festival!

Oscar wants a family photo.

Me too!

Everyone but Penny makes it.  Cute!

Penny was getting ready to eat pie.

I sometimes think she looks like a middle-aged Sim even though she’s still a teen.

Um, how cute is this dog?

He belongs to the Shallow family.

Oscar wanted to get his face painted.


Everyone likes taking pie-eating contest pictures from the front, so I beg to be different.

Paisley & Penny are in the contest.  Penny is filling out like her momma.


Cute pie-covered faces.

Dude in the middle looks downright demonic.  I don’t know who won.

Penny and Pax then start their homework.

No better time or place.

I saw this little ghost girl and had a small heart attack.

I thought she died, but oh yeah – haunted house.

Oscar, being brave, went in all by himself.

He made it out safe and sound.

And OMG, I want that dog!

Hey lady with the bad hair?

They’re not real.  No crying.

Preston also decides this is the best place EVAR for homework.

Do not fail.  This is a good post.

Oscar, ever insane, rides the pony before joining the apple bobbing contest.

I loved their thought bubbles.

Promotion.  Bathtub.  Bench.

Seriously puppy.  Quit following us.

Or I am going to steal you.

He’s SOOOO cute.

Oscar is bobbing away.

Miriam, Pax, Preston & Pete went home on their own.

Pie-face Paisley is about to go into the haunted house.

Penny, who’s clearly getting chonky, is about to enter ANOTHER eating contest.

I lied, Pete didn’t go home, he’s just sad about sitting in a chair.

So I discover Oscar is using a urinal – not really important.

It was his thought bubble I found very entertaining.

They make it home.  Paisley is ghostified from the haunted house and lots of pie faces.

I interrupt this post to bring you an important message.

Everyone who didn’t gorge on pie at the festival is hungry, so Oscar makes food.

I love this pic.  The face paint, the veggies.  Just cute is all.

Penny works on homework.

Pete plays computer games.

Ferdy lives the good life.

Penny flexes her childish trait again.

Still cute.

And still covered in pie, Paisley again channels her inner Natalie.


**I saved and quit, everything was just fine, and now my save file won’t load**  It got half-way through then crashed three times, And then did this… DAMNIT.

Well I learned from one of you to keep 4 versions of the game saved.  This is save 2.  Save 1 is just over 1.5 hours previous.  I’ll have to try that one.  First I try an origin “repair”, attempt to load it one more time.  Not looking forward to losing 1.5 hours of play, and that’s assuming the second file works. Then ORIGIN crashed.  So either the problem is Origin, or my game is so broken it broke Origin.

Save file 2 doesn’t work either.  It just crashed to desktop while loading.

I waited a day after restarting my router and stuff, and tried again.  when I loaded the game, I saw the IP saves were grayed out, so I closed it and it looked like all my expansion packs weren’t being utilized.  I checked all the boxes and we’re back in!

Hi pouty Preston!  I’m so happy to see you!

I don’t even LIKE you and I’m so happy to see you!

Everyone was asleep until I heard the sounds of someone eating.

Still pie-faced Paisley!  She changed into her outerwear to go to school and it fixed it.

Oscar manages to work on the Woo-Woo.

Then the school bus comes!

They’re all aboard, Penny is just hiding under the seats.  It’s Pax’s last day of school!



There was an earthquake!

The final step of the emergency was to fix a gas leak, and Oscar does it the only way he knows how.


Oh!  It’s a multi-part emergency.

Oscar:  *How to door*

Don’t mind the person under the rubble.

*Outfit change 72*

After three successful earthquake emergencies, Oscar deserves his clothed tub soak.

I hung the holiday houselights!

Aren’t they pretty?

Meanwhile, Owen & Sherri must’ve gotten divorced, because Owen proposed to this little old lady.

Gotta love a Grisby.

I decide to check it out, and sure enough.

They’re divorced, but still living together.  Yvette still lives with her ex-husband too.

I age Yvette down, and move out Sherri.

Gotta love those Grisby ears. MAKE BABIES.

In the two seconds I was away, SP gave Pax a job.

Spooky.  It’s also his birthday!

Back to following Oscar, he opts to breakdown this door from the INSIDE.

Seems legit.

Pax Party time!

He rolls coward to join eccentric, adventurous (coward?), disciplined & friendly.  He takes on the Seasoned Traveler LTW.

He was a sweet Sim and I enjoyed having him around.  But Buh-bye!  Preston * Paisley’s birthday is just two days away… so we’ll get there then end this agonizingly long post!

Oscar earns another award.

Hey, my antics worked!  A cousin is on the way!


It’s Snowflake Day and the Zales are on their way to Owen’s house.  They were invited to a Feast Party.

While at the party, Penny got asked on a date.

I clicked the checkmark.

Apparently Owen wanted to perv everyone in their swimwear.

Nothing like being told to dress in your swimsuit for a feast party in the middle of winter.

But there was lots of food.

And even entertainment.

So I follow Penny to check on her date and…

…um, she can do better.

I help him out some, but…

…Well, at least he’s not a faceone?

I quit for a bit and go to reload and who dafaq is this?

Oh well, she’s not a member of the household, and none of the Zales seem to know her.

Penny is still on her “date” in her swimsuit, in 36 degree weather.  Yeah, I’d say she’s cold.

Then I discovered my seasons were still set to IP settings, so I fix it.

This dude’s been home alone booby trapping everything.

I don’t always love him, but at least he’s smart enough to do things when his super angry mother isn’t looking.

Ferdy had a birthday!

He’s now an old kitty.

And I love him.

Oh!  Look who I found… the mystery Sim!

Ena Roland.  Time to go, weirdo.

OOOH, SP gave us a roommate!

Well anyway, goodbye.

Speaking of goodbyes, this guy stood on the porch for a few hours then left in his spaceship.

His name is Qedef Ewi Bip.  No really.  I didn’t just smash my forehead to the keyboard.

Fun Fact.  I found this cow just hanging out behind the Zale lot.

Hi cow.

There’s birthdays to be had!

Pete, Paisley, Oscar & Miriam are ALL aging up!

Paisley rolls no sense of humor, adding it to loves the heat, brave, born saleswoman & genius.  Her LTW is Chess Legend.  Those traits were difficult to capture in appearance, but I do my best, and I’m pleased with the outcome.

She rocks her favorite color of red in all her other outfits.

Oscar is OLD!

And adorable!  I decide he should lose some hair, and I love it.

Miriam is old too!

I decide she’d tie her hair up after all those years.

I feel like they got old fast!

Pete also gets to roll, and adds unstable to loves the cold, hates the outdoors, brave, & dog person.  He gets the Canine Companion LTW and it’s BYE PETE!

Maybe your mom will yell at you less.  May SP treat you kindly.

Sweet old Oscar rolls a wish to retire while swimming in his clothes.


And hey, not bad!

And then it’s HEIR POLL TIME.


Daredevil, eccentric, grumpy, childish & unknown.  LTW: Super Popular (which I’ve never done).

No sense of humor, brave, genius, loves the heat, born saleswoman. LTW: Chess Legend (which I’ve also never done before).

I like them both, so happy voting!  Vote here, or on boolprop, or BOTH.

I’ll keep the poll open until I close it.  No promises or rules.

Failing school -5:  1 (-5)
Game Sent a Service Sim -5:  8 (-40)
Passing Out -5:  40 (-200)
Self-Wetting -5:  41 (-205)
Accidental Deaths -10:  1 (-10)
Social Worker Visit -15:  0 (YAY!)
Births +5:  38 (+190)
Twin Births + 10:  13 (+130)
Triplet Birth +15:  2 (+30)
Fulfilling LTW + 40: 10 (+400)
Honor Roll +5:  15 (+75)
Randomize Traits for an Entire Generation +10:  14 (+140)
Every $100,000 +20:  3 (+60)
Spouse Tops Career +10:  3 (+30)
I Called a Repairperson -10:  5 (-50)
Repo-man -5:  1 (-5)
TOTAL: +540

Thanks for hanging in there!!!!  Until next time, Happy Simming!

10 thoughts on “Natalie Dies Twice & Heir Poll 15.10

  1. pinkfiend1

    Penny’s hair or Paisley’s LTW. Difficult decision.
    I think a pet can only save the same sim once from death.
    Master controller will let you check on another sims relationship status without switching houses. Just go into it as if you were going to edit their relationship category/value, and it will show you the relevant icon.

      1. Heather Post author

        I’ve been thinking about it! It is almost finished really. I should try to find the save file and finish it up!

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