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11 September 2016 @ 03:44 am
Part 2
I guess I should go back and tell you a little bit about us..

Looking towards the future..trying to forget the past..can it be done?

We came from another world and another galaxy..Salsola..a world somewhat like this planet..with trees much different that these, large and small mountains, lakes, creeks, ponds, and rivers much like these on Shadowy Hills..the animals are very different..on Salsola they are much bigger.. Ankole longhorns- the horns can weigh 100 pounds each and reach 8 feet from tip to tip, The Saiga Antelope-is an antelope with a strange nose that looks more like a long pig snout, Gharials-20 foot long lizards weigh in at 350 pounds and long, thin jaws dominate all major river systems, Water Deer- or called “Vampire Deer” for their prominent tusks instead of Antlers which are used in territorial battles. There are just a few of the animals that are on Salsola.

Our planet also was very rich in minerals, trees, fishing..

The Galaxy is called Andromeda Galaxy, a spiral galaxy about 2.5 million light years from here..

Ailen and I were prominent and wealthy..being born in that rich environment had it's advantages..Our father's were in mining very large Crystals..and my husband took over his father's and my father's mines after they had mysteriously died..Nobody questioned it for many years..strange things started happening..cave-ins, workers disappearing, or found dead.. sabotage..something was going on and I knew it was time to leave..

We had friends and had asked them to come with us..they were terrified that we would even consider leaving..We told them that we didn't have a choice..they chose to stay..I felt scared and alone..but I had my husband and I knew I would be ok..

Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
11 September 2016 @ 03:28 am
Part 3

Spring has long gone and Summer is in full bloom..We have started a greenhouse and have started our first crop planting.

As we were designing the greenhouse we decided to add a bit of our home world on it..

Since our father's were into Crystal's we added a type of Crystal on the corners of the greenhouse..that was our hardest part of putting this greenhouse together..

Glass was hard to come by on this planet..making it and getting it ready for windows and greenhouse took a very long time..

We also planted an orchard: Apples, Oranges, & Lemons; and dug by hand a pond for gathering fish for the Winter..

Ailen built a windmill and waterwheel to bring water to the house so we didn't have to carry buckets all that way..

The pond isn't quite done but we are working on it..

We also went out and found a bunch of small starter trees..they will look good on the back side of the property when they are full grown..

Our next project is making a barn and a bigger Chicken coop..so we can raise more chickens and all I do is watch the wild horses..I want a few of them so bad..Ailen said he would do something about that..

Current Mood: tiredtired
29 March 2016 @ 12:36 am
I was able to play my Sims2 for the first time in almost a year..and have posted them over at my Dreamwidth..will sooner or later will be posting them on here as well..

I can't write a story and my pictures are not as good as I would like..


Also, am moving all my stuff over onto my Dreamwidth slowly, and sooner or later will be getting rid of the Website here is that link..

Current Location: My Computer :)
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
I just have no time to play my Sims2 game anymore since I started my Website last June or July..it is time I started..miss playing..

So, I am moving everything from the Website to here and Dreamwidth..right now I have started moving to the Dreamwidth and have made a community page for anyone that Creates, has their own site, and does stories..just please read the rules..there isn't that many..I promise lol..

I hope to see you all there..and here..not sure if I will be making a community site here or not..will have to think about that..

hugs and smiles everyone..and have a great day :)
Current Location: On the Computer
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
25 April 2014 @ 12:52 am
This is my first Challenge...rules are

No money cheats allowed.
No 'maxmotives'! Any other cheats are OK

*In order to level the challenge...Here is a guideline for the money each family is allowed to begin with:
One Sim: 25,000
Two Sims: 30,000
Three Sims: 35,000
More than three: 40,000

* If you have already begun the challenge with more than this...Don't worry about it...nobody is keeping score!

No jobs away from the farm (all income must be generated from the farm and home crafts like pottery and painting or writing etc..)

Since time is of the essence, skill cheats are OK. (these Sims would have learned skills like this in their childhood anyway)
You cannot change the season you begin in.
Depending on the season when you begin...you must work quickly to build a shelter as you establish your farm...obviously, if you begin in winter this is first priority!

The first generation will use tents to sleep in unless or if you have enough money and:

Need shelter for Toddlers or your Sim is wanting an Infant
If you begin in winter use your simoleans to build a small shelter with a fireplace for warmth
...otherwise use the bonfire outside.

You must start with two families from the bin.

(unless you have a weirdly set up game with no Sims in the bin.)

Either place them on adjacent empty lots of any size and play them alternately or on one huge lot with two homesteads for a more seamless play. Remember that larger lots cost more, but will generate more income if you have room for more livestock!
You may build a small building for a bathroom and another small building for livestock. (One for each family if sharing one lot)...no indoor privy!

Plant a garden and fruit trees right away (check the season you are in)

You will need to live off of what you harvest yourself
You may build a greenhouse only if it's winter and you have enough money left. (Although this is not historical/period accurate).

*I highly suggest using Beck's wonderful livestock, butter churn, yarn ball, washtub, and whatever else I am forgetting...to generate some income and food.)

The only Maxis Hobbies items you can use to generate income, at this point, are the sewing machine, pottery wheel, and easel.(No machinery)

If you want to make a living as a writer, you must have the mod that allows to hand-write a book...no machines!
CC and mods for skill are OK as long as they are not modern machinery.
Suggested and appropriate bookcases are: Maxis' CinderBooks by Retratech for 200 simoleans (Base Game) or Ye Olde Codex found here for 10 simoleans (Free Time)

Appliances allowed are a stove and fridge.

Use any CC that makes your homestead and Sims look authentic if you want to.
You must have a smoke alarm, some suggestions are Base Game here, here, here and here.There is a very cheap smoke alarm that is disguised as Antlers here.
You may use up the items inside the fridge...(this will help while you wait for that first harvest) but you may not refill the fridge with store bought items after it is empty.

Generation one has no TV or computer or phone.( If you need info, you can read the paper, and you must travel into town to use a phone.)

This generation does not own automobiles yet.

The object of this first phase of the challenge is to stay alive...keep livestock alive, keep the social worker away, and have the two families integrate whether in this generation or the next...depending on who you choose from the bin...I chose the Travellers and Gavigans because they both had one child a boy and a girl. I placed them on separate adjacent lots for more of a challenge.
15 February 2014 @ 03:31 pm
My youngest grandson who is 9 mo old took his first step today...was soooo happy