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26 April 2009 @ 04:12 pm
Everdale Prosperity Challenge Round 9: The Carr-Gable Family Part 1  
Previously on the Carr-Gables: Elke and Zeb became teens and Bishop became a child. Stuart was born and eventually became a toddler. Jules started going steady with Ivy Copur. Elke started dating Ricky Cormier. Oh and Joe and Auralee decided to re-adopt another one of her lost triplets.

Elke Carr, teen, popularity sim, LTW: become rock god, 10 neat, 10 outgoing, 9 active, 3 serious, 1 grouchy
Zeb Carr, teen, family sim, LTW: marry off 6 children, 5 neat, 8 outgoing, 6 active, 3, serious, 3 grouchy
Stuart Carr, toddler, 8 neat, 5 outgoing, 9 active, 3, serious, 3 grouchy
Joe Carr, adult, fortune sim, LTW: reach the top of the adventurer career, 6 neat, 5 outgoing, 8 active, 3 serious, 3 grouchy
Auralee Carr, adult, family sim, LTW: marry off 6 children, 4 sloppy, 7 outgoing, 8 active, 3 serious, 3 grouchy
Bishop Carr, toddler, 10 neat, 10 outgoing, 9 active, 3 serious, 1 grouchy
Jules Gable, teen, family sim, LTW: marry off 6 children, 9 nice, 7 outgoing, 9 active, 3 serious, 1 grouchy

A few beginning comments: what is with only getting family sims who want to marry off 6 children??? Also, with this many sims in a house, it doesn't matter if nothing happens, the entry takes FOREVER. So this will be long. I hope to remedy the problem next round.

I added a pond outside. I wasn't up for having them do gardening, but fishing seemed do-able. I also got them a telescope.

Zeb tries out the new stuff.

While Elke and Bishop use the new freetime option of playing football.

Zeb practices being a family sim by reading to his baby brother, Stuart.

And potty training.

Uh oh...Zeb's spying has come back to get him. Stuart doesn't understand why this man is pushing his big brother.

Oh look...we found Bishop's OTH.

Promotion for Joe!

I decide to start assigning secondary aspirations. Joe got pleasure. HAHAAA. I totally would not have chosen pleasure for Joe. I probably would have chosen family.


Jules asks his girlfriend Ivy on a date to the sphere park. He brings along Zeb since Zeb is pretty bored.

Zeb goes for one of the balloons immediately.

While Jules cooks for Ivy.

Then Jules goes up in a balloon while Ivy explains to Zeb that going steady usually mean brothers don't come along on dates.

Jules shows his brotherly love when they get home.

Auralee has had the skills to get a promotion for awhile...but somehow is not getting the promotion.

For a secondary aspiration, Auralee chooses knowledge. Maybe that will help with the promotions.

Jules chooses romance. So he'll be a romantic family man, focusing on his wife?

Elke tries out the fishing pond and has already caught something other than a boot.

Success! And she chooses knowledge.

Adanna has come haunting and got her grandson Jules.

Hey, look how low his hunger is...

Uh oh.

Quick! Someone wake up and save him!

Auralee will help her son. Zeb will do dishes.

Which to pick...awww, the baby is watching this? That's no good.

Success! Auralee wins.

So she congratulates Zeb on being best friends with someone.

Bishop comes to talk to Stuart, all of his own choice.

And Zeb feeds Stuart.

Zeb picks a secondary aspiration too...grilled cheese. Grrrreat.

Elke goes on a date with Ricky where she gets yelled at by Mrs. Crumplebottom. Elke doesn't take that.

Oh and she's now in love with Ricky.

Hey what's going on here?

I have no idea how this fight started...but Marissa should know not to mess with a super star athlete. Go Jocelyn!

The new child is coming! Which will it be?

Jake! And first thing he does upon arrival is inheirit money from his grandmother, Adanna, who tried to kill his brother Jules last night.

The social worker seems angry to have to bring this kid back to his neglectful family.

Jake rejects Auralee's hug. Perhaps because she allowed him to be taken away by social services before.
Stuart has already concluded that he does not like Jake. They have never met.

Auralee, Zeb, and Jake found their OTH. Actually Jake came with a fair amount of interests.

Bishop and Zeb work on acquiring more interests through fishing.

Auralee gets a bad chance card...this will not help with the promotion situation.

Because of his great interest in literature, Jake decides to discuss a romance novel with big sister Elke.

Eventually Jake gets bored of the whole thing. Also notice the person he likes LEAST in the world is his mother, Auralee.

Hey! Auralee finally got that promotion!

Also I learned that both Jules and Joe have sports as their OTH.

Jules and Joe are quite alike, even though they are not biologically related.

Stuart finally got potty trained all by himself.

Everyone sleeping. It's a full house.

Stuart pictures...

Elke did this on her own...and she had a negative relationship with Stuart.

And that's it for Part 1! Part 2 yet to come.

jungfrun68jungfrun68 on April 27th, 2009 06:50 am (UTC)
Hectic! And congratulations on Freetime!
itlandm_simsitlandm_sims on April 27th, 2009 07:33 am (UTC)
I hate ghosts so much. If you don't have ghosts around, you can play large families on a kind of strategic level instead of micro-managing them. But with ghosts around, you simply have to check each sim every few seconds or they are dead. -_- Good thing you succeeded in getting him back!
lizbeth120lizbeth120 on April 27th, 2009 12:57 pm (UTC)
Oh no Jules! I'm glad Auralee was able to save him ::grumbles:: stupid ghosts... So when is Justine coming back?
Rachelreksims on April 27th, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
I'm working on it...but I gotta get some of those kids out of the house first!
mordana666mordana666 on April 27th, 2009 01:10 pm (UTC)
Nice to see Jake back home - I'm sure his relationship with Auralee will improve with time.
What is it with toddlers teeth poking through their chins? Stuart's were showing, and I've had it in my sims before too!
Glad you're enjoying Freetime, it's a great expansion - I wonder what my sims ever did before it.
Rachelreksims on April 27th, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
I know about those teeth...no wonder the poor kid looks unhappy!