Biltmore — Fall 01

- Oceanside Sims, Update

OC-Biltmore-Fall-Y1“The Desolation of Sadie”

Warnings: gifs, diary snooping, smutty romance novels, disgruntled shoppers, unkempt children, aspiration failure, a new business, and another super-long update (like there could be anything less with the Biltmores).

Previously on The Oceanside Project: The Biltmores  

BiltmoreF1 006BiltmoreF1 003BiltmoreF1 013The Biltmores. Your typical SimNational family. That is until…

sadie-breakTWO DAYS EARLIER…

Wednesday, Day 10

BiltmoreF1 016BiltmoreF1 017Since it’s Fitz‘s day off from being a one man construction crew he tries his best to tidy-up the landscaping around the condo. Wouldn’t want to get a fine from the Garden Club for an unkempt lawn.

BiltmoreF1 023BiltmoreF1 027Fitz takes care of twins Gavin and Aiden while wife Sadie has a much needed rest. With three kids in the house and one on the way the Biltmore home can be a bit chaotic.

BiltmoreF1 030Sadie Biltmore is usually in a good mood and thankful for her happy, loving life. Today however Sadie woke up in a really bad mood. She feels lost in a way, like her life doesn’t have a real purpose, or at least not the purpose she thought it should.

BiltmoreF1 034She remembers her hopes and dreams of catching the bad guys and putting them in jail. Of becoming something of a superhero here in Oceanside. But with zero crime in the hood Sadie is stuck being a fire fighter — not that there’s anything wrong with that — it’s just not what she wanted for herself.

BiltmoreF1 037With Fitz home to watch the babies Sadie heads down to the fire house. She dreads going there and having to convince these stupid sims that they need a fire alarm. It’s like they don’t trust that George Lambswool and herself will get there in time to put out their fires. Ugh!

BiltmoreF1 040BiltmoreF1 044As soon as Sadie arrives she’s annoyed by the whole place. Sadie hates watching TV but would rather be doing that or anything else fun than be in this stupid fire house.

BiltmoreF1 045Lately Sadie has felt like a trapped animal in the house with Fitz and the babies. Fitz recommended she start a diary to put all of her thoughts and feelings down and maybe let some of her aggression out. Sadie thinks writing in a diary is silly at her age but if it will kill the time in this place she’s all for it.

BiltmoreF1 046Sadie *writes*: Dear Diary, Matisse Troubadour has a new boy toy living with her by the name of Kent Healey. He reeks of bubble juice! Better keep an eye on him. He’s got criminal mastermind written all over his freckly face! Damn bubble-heads! Is that the kind of example she should have around her daughter?
Sadie! We don’t know if he’s a bubble-head! Shame on you! This is not what the diary is for!!

BiltmoreF1 051Vivian Landgraab, town treasurer and first lady, waltzes into the fire house while more suspected “criminals” are logged into Sadie’s diary.

BiltmoreF1 050Sadie: How dare she come in here and try to read my personal, private thoughts!
It’s a public place and you are open for business. Just put your little black book away!

BiltmoreF1 053Matisse saunters in after Vivian and Sadie is forced to put her diary away. Sticking a big plastic smile on her face, Sadie attempts to help the lost-looking Matisse.

BiltmoreF1 056Sadie: Welcome to the Oceanside Fire Station! Would you like to grab one of our home fire alarms? As soon as a fire strikes on your lot a well-trained fire fighter will arrive to put out the flames for you. That way you won’t die a horrible fiery death because you’re too stupid to know how to extinguish a flame properly! *smile* *smile*

BiltmoreF1 059Matisse: Actually Sadie, I was looking for the fire pole? Is it cool if I slide down it? It looks like so much fun!
Sadie *gives bitchy resting face*

BiltmoreF1 062Minka: Oh, could I slide down the pole too?
Sadie *whispers to herself* Watcher take the wheel!!

BiltmoreF1 063Sadie: WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU SIMS! THIS IS NOT A PLAYGROUND! EITHER BUY A FIRE ALARM OR PISS OFF!!!

BiltmoreF1 064Minka: OK, sheesh. Just asking…

BiltmoreF1 066Sadie, annoyed with her “customers” and her outburst, heads to her desk to try to calm down. She shouldn’t have snapped like that and regretted it as soon as she did. She can’t let these women know that they can rattle her so easily. Especially her arch-nemesis Minka Yomoshoto.

Not wanting to open her diary and expose her secrets to the three women, Sadie finds a classic trashy romance novel that Fitz brought from their days in SimCity: “Help Around The House: The Memoirs of a Maid” by Remington Harris. Maybe this is what she needs to calm herself down.

BiltmoreF1 067Sadie: What an odd thing to do with a feather duster!

BiltmoreF1 072Sadie’s “entertainment” is cut short when Vivian heads to the register to purchase a fire alarm.

BiltmoreF1 079After just a few hours Sadie is spent and closes shop. She’s hungry, tired, angry, and sad. These dumb sims don’t appreciate all the hard work she has to do to try to keep this island fire-free. Forget it, let ’em all burn!

BiltmoreF1 081Matisse: I know you’re about to close Sadie, but can I just get this one thing?

BiltmoreF1 083Sadie *growling*: In a minute. I need something to eat.
Matisse: *perturbed look*

BiltmoreF1 095Sadie heads to the upstairs bunker to have a little snack, leaving Matisse to wait endlessly at the checkout counter.

BiltmoreF1 091After a while Matisse is visibly upset. She cannot believe Sadie has kept her waiting for so long at the register. Matisse has places to go, you know. This is unacceptable!

BiltmoreF1 096BiltmoreF1 097Matisse: Screw you, Sadie Biltmore, and your so-called fire alarms! I bet they don’t even work right anyway!
And with a great huff Matisse storms out of the fire house.

BiltmoreF1 100Sadie: *not giving any fucks*

BiltmoreF1 103BiltmoreF1 106Still hungry, tired, sad, and with a full bladder, Sadie walks home from another horrible day on the job 🙁

BiltmoreF1 107Back at the home-front…

BiltmoreF1 119Heath, the Biltmores’ eldest child, has a ball with the Clown-in-a-Box.

BiltmoreF1 122Perfectionist Fitz is very diligent when it comes to Heath learning all of his toddler skills. Potty training is difficult, but Fitz knows Heath will master it quickly.

BiltmoreF1 124BiltmoreF1 126BiltmoreF1 128Fitz runs a tight schedule. After potty training is lunch for Cinders, Heath, and himself while the twins nap.

BiltmoreF1 132After lunch is arts & crafts.

BiltmoreF1 139BiltmoreF1 140and quick naps for Daddy and doggy.

BiltmoreF1 154BiltmoreF1 167Then it’s time for the twins’ feedings. Right on schedule!

BiltmoreF1 155BiltmoreF1 162Sadie arrives back home to her first *pop*. Sadie knew she was pregnant again but she really wishes she could have spaced the babies out a little more. Baby-making takes it’s toll and Sadie has already had two bad pregnancies. Hopefully this one will be better, but right now Sadie feels like shit.

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Fitz, sensing an imminent breakdown from Sadie, flags down Diego Bossanova — one of Sadie’s besties — to try to cheer her up. Fitz generally thinks Diego is a douche bag but if his presence calms his girl he’s all for it.

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And it does help. Diego and Sadie giggle about his latest conquest Minka Yomoshoto while watching the Weather Channel. Sadie knows she should feel guilty taking delight in hearing about Minka sleeping around — but she doesn’t! It totally makes her feel better!

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Diego is even nice enough to clean Cinders’ stinky dog house. Maybe he’s not so bad after all.

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Thursday, Day 11

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Thursday is Sadie’s turn to look after the munchkins while Fitz goes to work.

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For the first time Fitz is starting to care what his neighbors think of him. He hopes they understand all of the hard work he’s put into building Oceanside and respect him for that. Fitz wonders if he could start one of those fancy “good reputation” social clubs like Minka has done for the ladies!

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Sadie, alone with Heath and the twins, is slowly trying to get back into the groove of things. However being pregnant and taking care of three kids is hard.

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Even though she hates the idea of another sim coming in and taking care of her babies, Sadie calls the nanny, Angie Killeen, to help her out.

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Nanny Angie is appalled by how filthy the Biltmores’ house is, especially in the areas where she has to train Heath. Potty chairs are full, dirty diapers are everywhere, children sleeping in dog houses — unforgivable!

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Angie doesn’t say anything to Sadie regarding her concerns. Maybe she will bring up the need of a social worker to politician Malcolm Landgraab. Someone needs to think of the children!

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Since Fitz is the only worker… let’s use the heavy machinery!

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Yes! Finally Fitz has his job back!

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That’s the smell of success!

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Inspired by the promotion, Fitz gets right to work at his drafting table with new ideas for Oceanside’s architecture.

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Fitz takes a break now and then to take care of the twins.

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Then it’s back to sketching.

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Afterwards Fitz heads to his observation tower to survey the land. Knowing that the next pilgrimage of settlers will soon arrive, Fitz tries to locate a place to build new residences for the newbies.

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Sadie’s second *pop* happens on her way to dinner. Tomorrow will be a tough day for Sadie: the twins’ birthday and the new baby’s birth! She’s going to have to talk to Fitz about slowing down on the baby-making!

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But that discussion can wait until later.

Friday, Day 12

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During the twins’ morning feeding, Sadie seems more upbeat. Fitz is relieved. He’s very nervous about Sadie’s mental state, especially today since it’s the new baby’s due date.

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Sadie’s “good mood” changes drastically when she misses getting to the toilet on time!

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Fitz: Looking good, Honey!
Sadie: *smiles* I’m going to rip your penis off with my teeth! *smiles*
And so the fateful day begins…

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As soon as Fitz leaves for work Sadie tries to wake herself up with a shot of espresso. She and Fitz have a variety of coffee to choose from now since they’ve both bought a lot of coffee from the Troubadour Cafe.

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Sadie has to get in a better mood because…

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It’s birthday party time!

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Sadie wastes no time bringing Gavin to the cake.
Sadie: They need to hurry up and get inside so I can get this over with already!

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Even though Sadie is not in the party spirit her guests are (well, except for Minka — I don’t know what her problem is).

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Yay! One down, one more to go. Sadie…?

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Sadie: Fuck that, I’m starving!
Okayyyyyy….

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Back inside, Kendrick tries to mend things between himself and his ex Minka by talking to her belly, much to the annoyance of Diego.

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Minka firmly shuts him down. Kendrick now knows he was right all along about Minka. They are totally done.

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Since Sadie is nowhere to be found and Fitz is still at work, Nanny Angie does the honors of aging Aiden up.

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(now she shows up… hmph!)

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Aiden, unfortunately, grew-up with a rare skin condition. Minka suggested applying a cream and wrapping his body in rags for a few hours to make it go away. 😉

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The toddler guests are more interested in the Clown-in-a-Box than anything else.

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Minka still has unresolved issues with Kendrick.

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The twins get a quick wardrobe change…

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before Mom is down for the count.

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Gwyneth Landgraab inducts Heath into the “Cool Kids Club.”

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And Minka falls in love with Diego!

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Angie stays and plays with the kids while Sadie sleeps.

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Gwyneth decides she’s never leaving.

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Now that Dad’s home we can do proper make-overs!

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First born twin Aiden inherited Fitz’s bad eyesight, freckles, and butt-chin. He is a 6-5-8-3-3 Scorpio that has high interests in Sci-Fi, toys, travel and entertainment. He shares the same love of sports as his Mom. He’s neurotic like Fitz and unstable like Sadie (poor thing). He also has some weird skin condition that was mentioned previously.

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Next up is Gavin who also inherited Dad’s bad eyesight and freckles. Gavin is a 10-5-8-3-2 Scorpio with high interests in sports, school, and travel although his ultimate love is science. He is a loner like Fitz and brave like Sadie.

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The twins both find a spot for a nap.

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Sadie awakens around 6pm and knows it is almost time. Even though she has done this twice before this time something doesn’t seem right. She is scared beyond belief. Can she handle another baby?

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Sadie’s contractions begin on her way to dinner.

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Fitz hears Sadie’s screams while he is upstairs in the master bathroom.
Fitz: *gasp* It’s time!

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First baby out (and quickly thrown on the floor) is a boy, Ezra! Like Heath* Ezra Biltmore has his mother’s tan skin and gray eyes, and Fitz’s red hair.
*Notes: Ezra ended up being a clone of Heath (someone forgot to roll the pacifier >.>) so by the time he ages to toddler, I will have to change his looks and DNA.

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Second out is… drumroll please… A GIRL! Kenna Biltmore has her Dad’s light skin, hazel eyes, and red hair!

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Sadie is a bit dazed after having another double birth. She had, kind-of, prepared herself for dealing with four kids — but FIVE?

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Fitz is so excited to meet his new children. He’s so proud of Sadie — delivering them on her own, being a great mother, holding it all together… Sadie… Sadie…?

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The pressure of the week finally comes to a head. All of Sadie’s frustration, sadness, irritableness, and fear drive her to a breaking point.

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Fitz: Crazy women are SO HOT!

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My thoughts exactly, Sadie!

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After getting her thoughts back together — with the help of the invisible therapist — Sadie becomes a little more like her old self. Right now she just needs a little time to herself. No five kids, no weird husband. She’s always loved Fitz’s quirkiness but today is not the day to test Sadie Biltmore!

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Fitz takes Heath upstairs for more potty training.

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Then grabs Kenna…

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And Ezra and places them in their cribs. He hopes this will give Sadie the time alone she needs to rest and get better.

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Sadie feels so overwhelmed she considers turning to recreational drugs!

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Sadie runs outside to play a little soccer, which usually is so much fun for her, but even that is no use. Sadie is miserable!

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Sadie: Watcher, please help me. What am I going to do! I’m losing my mind again! I can’t think. Nothing is fun. I’m so sad I can hardly breathe!

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After a quick shower Sadie heads to the living room where, incredibly, Angie is still in the house watching TV. Before she even realizes it Sadie unloads on Angie all of the emotional issues she’s been dealing with during the week.
Angie: Being a mom is the hardest job imaginable. Everysim thinks that they are doing it wrong but they aren’t. Sometimes you need help. Sometimes you need to get away from the house and your kids. It is OK to ask for help. It’s OK to spend time away from your kids. That’s what I’m here for! You can still be a good mom and pursue your own dreams. Never give them up.

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Feeling better after her talk with Angie, Sadie puts a sleepy Gavin to bed. Thinking back to when she first arrived to Oceanside all she wanted was to have a family and to catch the bad guys. Now she has a part of the puzzle and the other half is just around the corner. Sadie Winchester Biltmore will have to be patient, she tells herself. Soon she will have it all.

Saturday, Day 13

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Fitz worked tirelessly through the night adding another level to their home. Heath’s bedroom moved to where the old master bedroom used to be and the new set of twins are in Heath’s old room. The third floor now houses the master suite and a workroom/library for Fitz.

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Early morning feedings for The Twins: The Sequel are very similar to the first ones.

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The other boys are just waking up and getting breakfast as well.

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With all of her emotions and fears pushed to the side for now, Sadie can actually enjoy the fact that she now has a daughter. She’s so stoked! Sadie hopes Kenna grows up to be just as cool as she is, if not COOLER!

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With everything running smoothly at home, Fitz takes a stroll over to his newly-built Biltmore Construction Company to check on things.

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Fitz’s new business sits on Oceanside Blvd. between Sadie’s fire house and Killeen’s Kinder Care.

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It’s rather small but holds all of the important stuff Fitz needs to plan Oceanside.

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Fitz sees the building as his escape away from Sadie’s melt-downs and screaming children. He even added a chess table for his intellectual “down-time” between work.

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Head Garden Club member Rocky Kotsomiti is always the first to check out a new establishment. This is his first time meeting politician Malcolm Landgraab. Goodacre’s Grocery Store owner Owen Goodacre also stops by to see Fitz’s new digs.

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Rocky joins Fitz in a rousing game of chess.

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However shy little Fitz is flustered by Rocky’s dominating stare.

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Malcolm: Did you hear? The girls started some dumb club they’re calling the Blue Hat Society! So laaaammme!
Owen: You want in, don’t you?
Malcolm: *quietly* I totally want in.

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Malcolm: move the Bishop. THE BISHOP!!!
Malcolm why are you here anyway?

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Clearly no work is being done in the city…

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Who knew Rocky Kotsomiti was the chess-master?

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Soon it’s time to kick everyone out and head home.

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Back at home, Twins 1.0 have found the craft table.

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With the kids otherwise occupied Sadie sneaks out back to get her surf-on!

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and her soccer-on!

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Fitz, fearful of what he would return home to, is pleased to see Sadie and the kids are doing well!

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Later, Sadie and Fitz snuggle in bed, going over everything that happened this Fall. Sadie is truly thankful for all that she has, especially her Fitzy-bear. Without him she would really fall to pieces.

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Thank you for reading! ^.^

Notes: Sorry it took me so long to post this update. With all of the heat (100+ degree temperatures in my area), and me getting sick with the flu, and soccer season for my boys, and the Fall TV season (*coughVampireDiariescough*) it has been pretty busy for me IRL.

I hope the update wasn’t too depressing. I tried my best to keep Sadie happy but SHE HONESTLY DOESN’T LIKE TO WATCH TV so her fun meter kept tanking. Then she got the “fear of having a baby” right before she went into labor and there was nothing I could do. My poor little Sadie 🙁 And then… ANOTHER SET OF TWINS! Well, now she just has two more to go and then she’ll be just like her hero Molly Weasley. Bring on more twins!

I switched the household order around to try to help Fitz reach the top of the Architect career and open the Business District faster. I also moved the Firestones to the next to last update to catch all the transitioning children so they can attend school (when that time comes next year). Angie Killeen will always be last to catch all of the toddlers.

I ended up cheating and added the never-spoil bottles to this household. If I didn’t the toddlers would have starved… or Cinders would have because the toddlers would have eaten all of his food!

Oh, and the fish totally died. There was no way I would be able to take care of seven sims, a dog, and a bunch of fish… not going to happen.

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