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Now our nursery holds two. How sweet.

I think Franklin will be a great big brother.

He’s already so independent.

And creative!

So independent that William and I could take a little time to ourselves.

We made good use of it.

I guess no pleasure comes without consequences. I don’t know when I’ll find time to fix the shower.

I guess I got a little too upset. Sometimes I don’t know my own witchcraft.

The least fun part of parenting is the potty training.

See what I mean?


And leave it for their hard-working wife to plunge. Yuck!

At least he’s a good father.

So good that I think sometimes Mama feels threatened.

Isn’t he sweet! When he’s not screaming his head off, Franklin always has a smile on his face.

After I plunged the toilet, I really needed to get out of the house. So I took a case.

The mayor of Aurora Skies wanted me to get the dirt on her political opponents.

Classy. Well, you know I’m always up to get paid.

I headed back to the mayor to tell her that she didn’t have much to worry about.

But wow, did the whole thing leave a bad taste in my mouth.

I had a real craving for watermelons, so I headed to the grocery store to buy a snack.

Mama cleaned while I was out. I really appreciate my parents.

Mum got lonely and hung out on the swing under the stars.

I dashed to the salon to check on a new case.

Clues, clues. There can be clues anywhere. You just have to look.

Oh hey, my sister Caitlin showed up!

I guess she’s seriously thinking about getting into Style. She brought our niece Rosie with her to give her a new look.

And voila! Actually, Rosie wasn’t that wild about the new look. Caitlin will have to practice some more, I think.

When I got home, the kids were in good hands.

And William was back to his normal self. Well, normal with an enormous cloud of stink.

As I was headed to bed, I had a familiar feeling.

Another baby on the way!


Wow, I really did roll through the kids fast with Erin, didn’t I?

Another day past in beautiful Aurora Skies!

 So, I heard about the candy-stealing incident.

I love Mama very much, but sometimes she goes to far, and I just had to let her know.

I hope she gets the message that in the future my kids are going to keep their candy.

After I had it out with Mama, I dropped by Deanne’s place. She called me and wanted to get together.

I don’t think her daughter Rosie likes me very much.

Deanne’s house is hard to get into.

But fortunately she eventually came to the door.

It turned out she wanted to hire me, of all things.

We had a long talk about her life and the stuff she wanted me to investigate.

With frequent digressions.

I mean, she IS my sister.

I told her that her secrets were safe with me. Provided she paid me my fee when the work was done. That ought to go without saying.

It was great catching up, but finally I had to leave.

On my way out, I tried again to make nice with my niece.

Rosie is a hard girl to get to know!

It turns out that Franklin takes after both me AND William.

My sweet little vampire witch boy!

William really dotes on him.

When I got home, I let William go on playing with our little dark angel and set about making some dinner.

Once Franklin was in bed, William was suddenly struck by his muse.

He decided to draw my computer desk.

Mum stayed in the nursery to keep an eye on the, um, baby. I’m sure that’s what she was doing.

Then she went about cleaning again! I guess I’m going to have to get used to that.

You don’t think pregnancy is making my face look puffy, do you?

I do hope the baby weight comes off fast.

Oh noes! Fretful baby!

William to the rescue!

I’m so glad I don’t have to worry about Franklin. It gives me so much more time to work. And incubate the next kid.

Since Franklin didn’t seem interested in going back to sleep after his nighttime tantrum, Mama stayed up with him.

Or maybe her real goal was to get time in the rocking chair. There seems to be some kind of feud going on between my folks over it.

My investigation took me to meet the very interesting sim I first saw at the tavern.

She turned out to be very chatty. I wonder if Deanne is interested in her.

Just in case, I suggested that if she were married, she ought to get a divorce.

William tried to intimidate Mum.

She was delighted. Did he really think that a show of fangs would scare Mum? She loves that stuff.

I got home to find a random neighbor angry because we lock our doors. Well, that’s a bit too friendly for my taste.

I made sure she got a BIG GREETING!

She didn’t like it much. Maybe she’ll get the message.

William cleaned! I have such a helpful family.

Mum discovered that some of our old family pictures were destroyed. Wiped clean and gray. It’s pretty sad.

She was really mad about it.

William is so into fatherhood that he decided to draw his sleeping son. Isn’t that the sweetest thing you ever saw? I think William might be losing his edge.

And then it was that time again!

William was busying with his drawing when the pains hit.

I decided not to bother him and just left a message with Mum to let him know I was off having our child.

This is such a nice, modern hospital compared to Moonlight Falls. I hope the pain medication is also extra modern.

William heard that I was at the hospital and dropped what he was doing to get there as fast as possible. I guess he knows how important it is to stay in my good graces. He’s already very well trained.

But he took a shortcut.

That didn’t work out so well for him.

That turned out to be a great thing because I had someone to laugh at while I was giving birth.

Introducing our second son, Gideon!


Still no fails. How lovely.

I love the name Gideon. Also, “Giddy in Wonderland” entertains me.

What I really need are suggestions for I names, particularly female I names. If you have anything in mind, drop it on the name suggestion page!

William got up early to look after Franklin so that I could get a bit more sleep. That’s…. disturbingly considerate of him. Also fatherly.

That’s so cute I could swoon. But I won’t.

William is incredibly happy to be a father.

I guess he wasn’t kidding about wanting another chance.

After giving me a cheery, “Good morning!” he had a long talk with Mum about how he keeps his fangs sparking clean. I think it’s the first civil conversation he’s had with her.

Mama headed to work. She’s planning to run for office here in Aurora Skies.

I settled down to surf the internet, looking for clients.

Though I had to interrupt myself for a dash to the bathroom.

What’s this? Was dinner spoiled? Wait, I cooked dinner!

Once I cleaned up and was feeling better, I met up with my new client.

She wanted me to do some serious spying on her neighbor.

But that’s the kind of job I signed up for. Who cares about other people’s privacy anyway?

I met up with my client in a pub bathroom to give her the information I was able to gather about her neighbor. That was a totally appropriate business location.

Hey, there are some really interesting folks in this town.

After a long, hard day of digging in trash, I decided to treat myself at the spa.

Mmmmm. Mud bath. Messy, but wonderful.

While I was gone, William and my folks looked after Franklin.

They were kind of competitive about it, really.

Mama is wonderful with her grandson most of the time, but she has some weird impulses that make me nervous.

I mean, really. He’s a baby!

Mum really should put a stop to this. She’s the only one who can make Mama do anything.

William finished out the day on the sofa in the living room, watching zombies on TV.

Then I got home, and it was time to celebrate!

Franklin was growing up!


I can really see his daddy in him.

Though I’m not sure whose hair that is…

We all left Franklin on the floor and dug into the cake.

Then I but my little angel to bed with a kiss on the forehead.

William finished his first painting in our new house. I hope the next one is better.

And hey! It looks like I’m going to have another baby!

How about that!


No fails! Lots of mundanity.

I’m also trying to track how many cases Erin has solved to see if it really is possible to get to 30 of them for that LTW.

I might have overreacted a bit to that conversation with Grim. We packed up the next day and moved halfway across the Simworld to a new townhome in downtown Aurora Skies.

Though I have to say that the view was amazing.

We settled into the basics of moving in. Like picking the baby up off the driveway.

And laying out new food for the cats.

This place had space for a nice large nursery. Franklin would have all kinds of things to play with when he was finally able to move on his own.

The place was kind of a fixer upper. Somebody was trying to turn it into a graveyard. Not sure why they thought that was a good idea.

The sight of the weeds and human remains made me feel kind of sick.

I didn’t let my traitorous stomach keep me from making this place nice for us to live in. I had a son to think about.

One of the first things William did was set up his easel.

Singularity found plenty of vermin to stalk. That says great things about the neighborhood, I know.

After a hard day moving in, William and I found time to relax with a little juice pong.

Mum didn’t some cleaning up. It’s like my real mum was kidnapped and replaced with someone else.

And Mama got to know the neighbors.

I can tell folks are going to love us in this town.

It didn’t take us long to find our routines.

I made sure that William and I had some new options for, you know, private time.

Oh yeah, and the ghost doesn’t like our dishwasher. She could just MOVE OUT you know.

I think we’re going to like it here.


Fights: 1 + 1 = 2

Hetal is a menace in her old age.

I couldn’t think of a good way to put this in the story, but the deal with the house is that we got one of those rare move-in challenges where the lot was once a graveyard. It had some random gems to collect, was overgrown with weeds, and had graves with ghosts around. We tried to get rid of the ghosts and eventually called the ghostbuster.

I hurried to get a very stinky new Mr. William Wonderland home before he could do any more damage to himself or others.

As soon as we got home, William headed straight for the bathtub.

I, on the other hand, was exhausted. It seemed like ages since I’d had a good night’s sleep. I headed to bed and was asleep within minutes.

I woke up to the sound of Bungle freaking out.

“I’m trying to sleep!” I shouted at him. “Will you stop making all that noise?”

“But you’re having a baby!” Bungle cried.

“Of course I’m having a baby!” I snapped. “That why I need my beauty rest!”

Then the contraction really hit me. “Holy crap!” I said. “I’m having a baby!”

Why Bungle knew I was in labor before I did is one of those questions I know better than to ask.

And where was William? He was having another argument with Mum. He didn’t respond when I called him.

So I headed to the hospital by myself. William could work out his own crap on his own time.

William figured out that he’d screwed up big time pretty quickly, and he headed to the hospital at full vampire speed.

He got there well before the baby was born. That was good for me, but it was better for him. He would have hated his unlife if he’d missed the birth of our baby.

Meet Franklin Wonderland!

William was a very attentive husband and daddy. He did all the right helpful things, including getting us home.

(I have no idea why the baby has a different skintone in the taxi.)

Once we arrived home with our bundle of joy, things got a little weird.

Is this what happens when you cross a witch with a vampire? Does it hurt?

Fortunately, when I pulled little Franklin out of the floor, he seemed to be just fine.

And just as sweet as ever.

William and I started to figure out what our new life as newlywed parents might look like. William took up the guitar.

Mama and Mum really seemed to appreciate it. He didn’t sound very good, so I think they just listened because he wasn’t wearing his shirt.

Mama was particularly appreciative of William’s physique.

Isn’t Franklin adorable?

But wow, he stinks! Or is that me? I think maybe it’s both of us.

The happy grandparents doted on him.

While my parents and William took time with the new baby, I put more work into my alchemy research.

But the bliss couldn’t last for long. Sweet, elderly Dinah had to leave us.

We were all devastated. Except Bungle, who was more upset by the lousy music on the stereo.

Dinah had a long life, though. It was hard to feel cheated. I took some time to thank the Grim Reaper for being so generous.

Grim Shrugged. “Your parents are old,” he said. “They’ll be next.”

And I was trying to be friendly!

“You have a new baby too,” Grim continued. “Better keep an eye on him. Never know when sudden death could strike.”

It’s a good thing that Mama and Mum were too busy having grief woohoo to hear this guy.

I want to get far away from this Grim. We’re moving.


No fails!

Actually, Dinah was like 10 days over her lifespan, and I finally triggered her death. Someplace in there, my sims started living much longer than their lifespan indicates. I’m looking into some settings in MC to put a limit on how long characters can live. It’s hard to let a sim go until your house is stuffed to the gills and you can’t handle any more.

The baby-in-the-floor glitch was caused by me needed to do a save/quit while the family was on their way home from the hospital. Usually that teleports the baby home, but I’d never seen THAT happen!

William with the guitar was me using his free action. William has no trouble making time to paint, and I thought maybe he’d be autonomous about music as well. No go. He got to like level 3 before he had to stop playing and pee, and he’s never done it autonomously.

This is, in fact, the very last screenshot in this home. Next post, the family moves to Aurora Falls!!

Mum escorted us to our wedding in style.

We decided to get married at the Moonlight Falls Historical Society & Museum, mostly because I’d never set foot in there before.

I was really starting to believe it.

I was getting married! To the only man I’ve ever wanted! Hubba hubba!

I quickly changed into something more appropriate for a wedding.

The whole family was there! From left to right in this picture: William’s brother Anton, Branden’s girlfriend Shaun Ivy, Branden, Caitlin’s husband Peanut Ivy (brother and sister hooked up with brother and sister — how about that), and Christof. Christof’s new squeeze Randolph Holton wasn’t in this shot, and I’m not sure I even know what he looks like.

Deanne seemed pretty bored, but I think she was just jealous.

Caitlin and Grandmama arrived late and stood in the back. I don’t know who the rest of those people are. They probably just came for the cake.

“Phew!” William said as we walked under the wedding arch. “Somebody has serious b.o.! I hope that isn’t you!”

“It is absolutely not me!” I said. “Maybe it’s Deanne.”

“Focus, lover,” I said. “We’re getting married.”

“How can I focus through all that stink?” he demanded.

But then he got down to business and was a perfect gentleman.

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

I hope that wasn’t just because of Deanne’s body odor.

Then the cake!

And the stampede

William made sure he got his piece.

And I guess he was so eager for cake that he forgot he needed to pee.

Great way to keep matrimony classy, lover.


Self-peeing: 9 + 1 = 10

And the second fail of Generation 2 goes to William.

Man, I love weddings. Even idiot ones. Next post I promise there will be a baby.

Also, this is probably a good place to mention that I lost all the notification messages and other GUI screenshots for the first half of this generation when the Windows partition for my last computer imploded. I managed to remember to pull all the data off BUT the folder of supplemental screenshots done with Snipping Tool. So I can’t give the popup updates on Erin’s siblings.

Here’s the rundown:

Branden dated around quite a bit, then “settled down” with Shaun Ivy (a woman if you’re unsure). This is in quotes because they’ve never gotten married, and they don’t live together. Shaun lives with their sons Jamaal and Rahsaan (not sure where THAT naming convention came from — guess they really like double “a”s), and Branden is still bunking with Christof and his family.

Christof is married to Randolph Holton. They have a daughter Kari. Branden is avoiding commitment and living with them.

Caitlin and Peanut Ivy are still married, but they hate each other. Like they have seriously declared each other nemeses. They have a son Ben. I’m not going to speculate about his home life.

Deanne has dated almost every eligible sim of either gender and is currently stalking her most recent ex-girlfriend. She and her now-teen daughter Rosie live alone on a fairly large estate and keep a horse.

“So if we’re getting married…” William said. “There definitely needs to be a wild bachelor party with strippers.”

“Sure,” I said. “Let me your friends.”

Then I headed over to the supermarket to investigate my next case.

William and I, we understand each other.

While I was gone, William’s friends all dropped by.

And also my sister, who appreciates a hot female stripper as much as the next guy.

They ate our food.

William’s brother Anton showed up long enough to say that our place was a dump and leave. What a jerk.

William had to work to get the party started. Most people wanted to just stand around, eat, and talk about work. Not exactly the wild party he craved.

Enrique Weaver was so stressed about his boss that he freaked out. Or maybe he just thought William couldn’t dance.

Or maybe he thought William might not like it if he found out Enrique had just proposed to his ex-wife Beatrice.

Then it was the time they’d all been waiting for. The dancers!

Identical twins, even. I bet that gets them great tips.

Mama had her eye out for me. She watched the whole party to make sure William behaved.

When my case was done, I headed back home and broke it up.

I told the girls it was time to stop tempting my husband-to-be. They were only too glad to clock out and go home.

William followed the rules and kept his hands to himself until I got back. Probably because he knew that Mama would tattle on him.

Hmmm. If we can’t woohoo in bed, we’re going to have to invest in more woohoo-worthy furniture.

Afterward, I got the dirt on the party from Mama. She was pretty thrilled to check out the in utero grandchild.

William tried to persuade the cats that he wasn’t some kind of horrible undead monster. He was partially successful.

Then he tried to get back at Mama for boring him to death.

He went into full scary evil vampire mode.

It was quite a performance!

Mama, however, wasn’t terribly moved.

She just laughed. “You think that’s evil? You’ve got to be kidding. I do more evil than you every morning before breakfast. I’m a politician.”

It was hard for William to argue with that.

Oh, hey, random confetti! It must be time for graduation. Good thing I could wear this overcoat because I’m too pregnant to fit into my graduation gown.

William insisted on driving his fancy car to the school.

“Hey,” William said offhandedly, “your sister is really hot.”

“Oh yeah? Your brother is starting look pretty good too. We better get married right now.”


No fails!

The vampire intimidate interaction is absolutely hilarious! But I haven’t seen him actually intimidate anyone with it yet.

This is the second post today, so if you didn’t see 2.4, you should go back and check.

“Your foot is hurt because you’re sleepwalking and kicking your lawn gnome,” I told my client, “and what’s better, I’m going to have a baby! Isn’t that awesome?”

When I got home, William and Mum were engaged in some kind of bonding activity.

Mum convinced him to participate in a scientific experiment.

I was suddenly afraid to talk to William. What would he think when he found out we were having a baby so soon? What if he didn’t want it.

Maybe I would write him a note.

I missed seeing Mum’s experiment go very badly.

Maybe hitting someone in the face with a duck is not a good way to make friends.

William took it *very* badly.

Then Mum got a text from someone she barely knew, inviting her to a party.

“Sorry to run out on you, but I absolutely have to be at this party!” Mum exclaimed and dashed out. That was probably smart.

Nobody actually showed up at that party, even the woman who threw it.

So Mum decided to hang out in the empty house for a while. It would give William a chance to cool off.

William came upstairs to tell me what an idiot my Mum was. “Sure,” I said. “What were you expecting?

“But you’re here for me,” I reminded him.

William growled at me, the good kind of growl. “You’re right, I’m here for you. And you want to know something crazy? I want to marry you.”

Wow! That was a turnabout! William fit in with my family just fine!

“Yes!” I said. “I even have a ring right here to make it official!”

“Really?” William said. “You’re prepared for everything.”

“I have to be,” I said. “Besides, I knew you’d come around eventually. You just did it faster than I expected!”

“You have great taste,” William purred.

“I’m glad you appreciate it,” I said.

Erm, I guess this was the best possible time to break the news.

“So this is probably an extra-specially good time to get married. Fast,” I said. “Because the thing is I’m having your baby.”

“You’re what? Wow!”

“Hey, that’s great! I only have one kid. He’s older than you are, and we’re not speaking to each other. He’s such a pansy anyway. This is a great chance to get a new one and try again.”

I can tell William’s going to be an inspired father. Inspired to what, I’m not quite sure.


Mum got bored hanging out at the pool in an empty house. So she decided to dance. And then passed out.

Good going, Mum.


And the perfect streak of Generation 2 is ruined by…. Allison.

Passing out 17 + 1 = 18

And hey, he wished for it! William wished to marry Erin! If there were some way to make an idiot propose, I’d’ve done it, but I wasn’t going to waste his free action on that ;).

I thought it would be entertaining for Erin to throw William a bachelor party. So she did and then left. Not the most entertaining party. Half the group spent the party standing around in William and Erin’s bedroom.

Comet and Nebula finally got around to growing into adults. Their two littermates grew up like two days ago.

Mama and Mum were delighted, of course.

First Comet. Or was it Nebula?

He (or she) did grow up to be a pretty cat.

Then, suddenly, William started to sob like his heart had broken.

“What’s wrong, baby?” I demanded.

“Bianca is dead!” he wailed. “We were so connected that I knew the moment she expired. Oh, I should never have left her!”

I started to try to comfort him, but Nebula (or Comet) stole the show to age up.

It was a lot to take in — William sobbing, the cats mewing, Mama and Mum cheering like loons. I was enough to make your stomach turn.

“Oh, Bianca!” William wailed. “Maybe if I’d stayed with you, you’d still be alive!”

I’m sure Bianca was a great lady, but this was not the line of thinking I wanted to encourage.

“Hey, William love,” I said. “I can make the pain go away. What do you think?”

“Oh, make my heart stop aching,” he said.

So I zapped him with the patent-pending Moodlet Manager. That made him a lot happier.

Which was a good thing because Mum immediately started making inappropriate jokes. Zombie impersonations are probably not the best way to console a grieving lover.

“Mum!” I cried. “Will you stop it! I — urk!”

I dashed to the bathroom just in time to lose my lunch. Wow. The whole scene was kind of nauseating, but this is extreme.

“Are you all right?” William asked when I returned.

“I think I just need to head to lie down,” I said.

“Me too,” William agreed. “It’s been a long day.

So we headed up to my (our!) bedroom to get settled.

I was in for a bit of a surprise!

I guess this is a vampire thing.

Pretty impressive if you ask me!

But it did mean that I would still be sleeping alone, which was a bummer.

 I guess it serves me right for choosing my lifemate from the ranks of the undead.

I woke up to the sound of explosions! It was Mum playing games on my computer. “Mum!” I complained. “Can you give us some privacy here?”

“I was just having a little fun!” Mom protested.

After she left, William was still sleeping like the dead (big surprise), but I was completely awake. I checked my email and browsed through the police department records in search of a good case to kick off my career as a private investigator.

Yes, I was browsing totally legal records. Most of them were legal. Well, some were.

I found some leads that looked promising. Then I headed down to make a nice breakfast for the two of us to celebrate our first morning together.

William said he preferred his O-positive juice box.

Ungrateful, isn’t he?

I tracked my lead to the Mome Rath Cafe, which was a really happening place for suck a dreary rainy day. I even saw Grandmama out with her friend Zuzu.

“I have the solution to your problem right here,” I told my first client.

“Huh? Where? In your ear?”

“In my brain!” Sometimes you have to spoon feed everything.

So I spent the rainy afternoon asking people about this poor fellow’s aching foot.

Hey, the job isn’t always glamorous.

Meanwhile, Mama was trying to get to know her new boyfriend-in-law.

They didn’t turn out to have a lot in common. She bored him to death.

I returned to the cafe to tell my client that he was his own worst enemy.

But something stopped me in my tracks.

Hey! I’m going to have a baby!

How about that?


No fails! William was totally passing out because of Hetal’s No Sense of Humor. And brace yourself. It’s going to happen a lot more. I’m not sure I bothered taking pictures of all the times Hetal bored William to death. In retrospect, I probably should have because it’s pretty funny.

When I saw the pictures of Erin looking sick, I thought, “Surely the haven’t tried for baby already??” That’s how long ago I played this.

Generation 3 is on the way!

William was off again, this time to work, and we still needed to have The Talk. Wow, was he really making me work for my choice of mate!

I had now been up more than 36 hours with one nap. But I was so close now, I could taste it. So I decided to get out some of those radioative-looking stimulant elixirs that Mum was hoarding. I asked her where she got them. She said a friend. Uh-huh.

Whew! So refreshing.

I got aboard my new Hoover 2000 and sped off to the fire station.

I was so fast that the fire station didn’t even have a chance to render.

William was pretty surprised to see me.

“What is with you?” he cried. “Do you ever stop?”

“No,” I said. “I don’t ever stop. And what’s more, you don’t want me to.”

“So here’s the deal,” I told him. “Now that you have me, I’m all you have. You’re not going to do so much as look at another woman.”

William’s eyebrows shot up. “You’re kidding, right? I mean, this is me. I don’t tie myself down to one woman.”

“Maybe you didn’t before,” I said,  “but you’ve never met a witch like me. I’m going to whip your womanizing ass into shape. Your pert, round, squeezable, womanizing ass… but I digress. You’re going to be faithful to me because you want to be.”

“You’re a great lay,” William said with a sneer, “but you’re crazy.”

“That’s right!” I said. “I’m crazy. Certifiable. And you’ll love it.”
Then I grabbed him and proved it to him.

“Oh baby,” he said when I pulled away. “Don’t stop now!”

“The first thing you’re going to do is call me by my name,” I said.

William’s eyes widened. “Uh…”

“It’s Erin,” I said helpfully.

“Erin,” he said.

I gave him a reward. “Good boy. Now let’s pack up your things and go home.”

And that’s how I landed the notorious vampire William Pierce.

William was very obedient. He followed me home, and the first thing he did when he got there was to set up his easel for painting.

I think his brain was still a little addled.

I, on the other hand, had a flash of inspiration about what kind of career I wanted to build.

I dashed over to City Hall to sign up for their Private Detective training program.

I ran into Mama on her way home from work. “So you decided to get a job after all?” she asked.

“Sure! And wait till you see what followed me home. I’m going to keep him.”

Mama seemed pretty happy. I’m not sure if it was about the job or the man. Probably the job.

While I was gone, William got his true feelings out on canvas.

Then he called the fire house and quit his job. He said he’d been fighting fires for most of a lifetime already. He thought it would be a change of pace to hang around, spend my money, and work on his art.

He came downstairs while I was having another argument with Bungle about leaving me alone in the bathroom.

“What are you doing?” I demanded.

“Um, sneaking up to scare you.”

“I was staring right at you.”

He looked kind of embarrassed. “Yeah, I guess it wasn’t the best plan, huh.”

I led him out of the bathroom and decided to show him some of my extra talents.

Wow, did I put the fear of the witch into him! I was only a good luck charm!

And it backfired. Kind of literally. Rainbows shot out of my butt.

Well, that was embarrassing.

“Wait,” William said. “That was it?”

“Ahhh. I meant to do that,” I said. “Really.”

“Riiiight,” William said.

Maybe the best solution to this problem is more woohoo.


We have landed our legacy spouse! Well, legacy mate anyway. Finally. He took a lot of work.

William was Level 9 in Firefighting. He should have been able to retire him and bring home a tidy pension, but NO. When he called to retire, he got a pension of 0. Something reset when I brought him into the household, or more likely the game doesn’t handle this profession in any useful way when a sim goes from inactive to active.

Also, I love love love the flying vacuum cleaner.

I have struggled with Erin’s final trait and her LTW. I made it Alchemy Artisan because I wanted to play with Alchemy, and because I read that the Private Eye LTW didn’t work terribly well. It doesn’t seem to suit her well, though. I think I may change it. Also, she rolled Natural Cook, but that doesn’t seem to suit her all that well either.