Yay! I’m so excited to be doing house five, so excited I started right after I finished house four. So without further ado let’s introduce the goals for house five!
- Create a 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom home worth at least $100k Simoleons
- Achieve level 10 of the Patron Of The Arts branch in the Painting career on The Drifter
- Achieve level 10 of the Master Of The Real branch in the Painting career on the Secondary Sim
- Achieve level 5 of the Photography Skill on either Playable Sim
- Complete the Photography Treasure Hunt (will get more into this later)
- Produce and raise The Heir to the Young Adult life stage
We start off this challenge right accross the street from Briar’s old house and the house Ocean grew up in. And it’s still has it’s Winterfest lights on it.
So in house five I get to control two sims you’re all familiar with our Drifter Neil, whom I will reintroduce in a minute, and some of you may be familiar with Yuma Grace of Teresa’s 100 Baby’s of Grace over on boolprop.net.
- Erratic, Genius, Vegetarian, Gregarious
- Leader of the Pack changed to Painter Extraordinaire
Since I changed Yuma’s aspiration out of CAS she keeps the gregarious trait. And since she is the secondary sim she will be doing The Master of the Real branch.
Just a refresher on Neil’s traits:
- Art Lover, Foodie, Geek, Muser
- Painter Extraordinaire
So now that our sims have been introduced and re-introduced let’s get to it shall we?
We start off on the fifth day of fall and it’s Harvestfest. And because it’s Oasis Springs, a desert, it is blistering hot outside. These two need to make some simola so they don’t burn to death.
Once items are harvest-able Neil leaves Yuma to fish while he makes the rounds. At the end of the day our intrepid Drifters are able to afford a bush and sink.
Yuma: This is what’s for dinner? This maybe worse than having a shit ton of kids.
Yuma: *sigh* Here we go……..
Vendor: I’ve got your pretzels, hot dogs, and more!
Yuma: Outta my way sir I NEED food, actuall to goodness FOOD!
Yuma: Oh yeah glorious food.
Now you may remember me introducing Yuma as a vegetarian right? Cause I forgot.
Yuma: Is that vegetable chili?
Neil: Umhmm…..it’s pretty good too!
Yep I gave Neil, the non-vegetarian, a vegetarian meal. And if I had my wits about me I would have had them switch, but nope Yuma has to suffer for my incompetence.
Yuma: So unfair.
That night Yuma went through her first erratic episode of the challenge.
Yuma: This is what my life has become…peeing in a bush!
Yep Yuma passes out in the bush she just peed in. She is not going to wake up in a good mood.
Yuma wakes up from her nap in the pee bush all itchy and uncomfortable then helps Neil fish so they can make extra dough.
Neil finds a bench to crash on.
Yuma sticks it out a little longer before finding her own bench to crash on.
Yuma woke up from her nap and found some cheese pizza lying on the ground.
Yuma: Great I get to eat floor pizza. At least it doesn’t have meat in it.
Oh hey look! Ocean came by for a visit! Too bad Neil was too busy making his rounds to say hi.
Yuma starts off in level 1 in the painting career and gets home before Neil does who starts off in level 3. With Yuma’s contributions we were able to afford a cooler and a painting easel.
Neil gets home and does some more collecting and works on creating a garden.
It’s official Ocean likes Yuma more than his own son. He hasn’t even met Yuma and he invited her to his birthday party and he didn’t invite his son.
Yuma’s first painting is quite nice, too bad it didn’t make a profit. 50 simoleon canvas, 43 somalian painting. Don’t get discouraged Yuma it gets better.
Yuma and Neil finally get to spend some time together getting to know one another. Nothing too steamy happens but they do become good friends.
Yuma meets a very pregnant Vanessa Jeong and captures a picture of her blue flip flops for the photography treasure hunt.
A completed collection should yield a total of 10 photographs with all items and colors used only once.
Treasure Hunt Items:
Hats (hats and masks)
Hair (hair, facial hair and eyebrows)
Makeup (all locations)
Accessories (glasses, gloves and all jewelry)
Tops (all types)
Bottoms (underwear, swim bottoms, shorts, and pants)
Skirts (all types)
Full Body Outfits (all types)
Socks (socks, tights, or accessory leggings)
Footwear (all types)√
Treasure Hunt Colors
Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Pink, Black, White & Brown
technically the flip flops are more of a turquoise color but that’s still blue. I consider it blue anyway.
The life of a drifter is so glamorous.
Neil: Egh work is so frustrating sometimes!
They finally have a bed, however their romantic relationship has to increase before they can share so it’s bed/bench surfing till then.
Yuma: I’m not going to look at it…..NOPE it doesn’t bother me one bit…..
Now they’re in winter and there’s no walls up yet and again, if I had my wits about me, I would have gotten them a tent to live in till they got walls but nope I like to make my life difficult.
Marie walked by looking very unimpressed by the state of things.
But hey they got a shack up! It’s progress!
That’s a very angsty picture. I guess Yuma is saying no to vampires. It looks like a vampire to me.
The two cuties bump up their relationship from good friends to lovebirds! They both had a wish to woohoo in a bush and as soon as Neil woohooed with Yuma he rolled a wish to do it again!
Yuma is off to work and Neil has the day off.
Since it’s raining and cold outside Neil spends his day painting up a storm and selling them for that sweet, sweet profit!.
This is the face of a woman who came home with a promotion! Also Neil completes a milestone!
Neil: Ah Yuma? What’s with all the confeti?
Yuma: You know that awesome fun time we had in the bush?
Yuma: Surprise I’m pregnant!
Neil: What?…..Oh hahaha….good one babe!
Yuma: No. I’m serious, we’re having a baby.
Yuma: But don’t worry….we got this.
Neil: You here that universe! I’m going to be a dad!
Then next day Neil got a promotion to watercolor dabbler while Yuma was at home puking her guts out.
With any happy news in the sims it comes with some sad news. Macy has just passed on.
These two are just so cute!
Winterfest comes around and with all the paining these two have been doing I was able to build them a tiny kitchen.
Then Yuma decides the best way to celebrate the holiday was to take a shower out in the rain. Naked so all her neighbors could see.
The house is comming along.
Father Winter comes spreading joy and gifts to the couple. I think Father Winter got more than he bargained for, but I guess that’s what you get for visiting strangers houses.
Ocean wanted to spend some time with his son and Neil needed to go to the art museum. Two birds, one stone.
Neil: Yuma, you’re my best friend and mother of my child. I can’t imagine us not sharing our lives together…will you marry me?
Yuma: Um……no. Sorry I love you, but I need some time to think about this.
Well Yuma gets her alone time to think about the possibility of marrying into a Drifter family as Neil gets abducted for the first time.
Yuma: Neil wake up! Our baby is about to be born!
Neil: Huh….wha…..oh man!
Yuma: Ugh….I shouldn’t have woken him up till the end.
Every one welcome our next drifter Grace Nomad. This seems like a good place to end the chapter; till next time!