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22 January 2011 @ 07:32 pm
Canterbury Cove - a BaCC: Week Five - Carnahan  
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You may remember me, Jackie Carnahan. I know it has been awhile since you have heard from my family, but we're still here, plodding along with our lives in Canterbury Cove. What you see in this picture is actually our remodeled house. Have the quads all in one room just wasn't going to work anymore when they became teens so we hired someone to add on an upstairs.


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Before I show you the new house plan, I figured I would remind you who lives in our house. First there is my husband Russell, and of course me. Then there are our four children, quadruplets Abrianna, Adam, Becca, and Bennett.


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Here is the downstairs.


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And here is the new upstairs. We have so much more room now. I can't believe we didn't do this sooner.


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The main reason that we were able to add onto the house is because Russell's business Electric Avenue is doing quite well. It has reached a rank of ten.


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My business has been picking up as well. Sometimes I find it kind of stressful, but for the most part I love it. It is so much nicer than having a regular job and I love all of the new people that I get to meet.


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Russell recently found out about a new experimental type of drug that the government is testing out that is supposed to allow one to live longer. He was given one dose of it and he said that after drinking it he immediately felt younger.


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With my children growing up, of course they have become interested in dating quite a bit and many times they will bring home friends from school.


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Although sometimes the boys that come over to hang out with my daughters are not as successful as they would like to be.


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However, my daughter Abrianna found TJ Macrell to be quite attractive.
And apparently he thought the same thing about her.


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In fact, Abrianna started seeing much more of TJ and he seems like a really nice boy.


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Even though Russell and I are pretty busy with raising our kids and our businesses, we still find time to spend with each other, and we love each other very much.


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With the vegetables and fruits that we get from our garden, our food tastes so much better and is so much more nourishing that many of us who live in the house find a hard time not overeating.


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So we all made an effort to start working on our health.


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The kids get along quite well, even though they tend to bother each other every chance they get. They definitely keep the house lively and entertaining.


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It was winter, and it had begun to snow quite a bit in Canterbury Cove. Because we lived so far away, it was impossible to get the kids to school and so they got a snow day.


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Business has been going really well for Russell and because of that he has become attractive to many of the out of town ladies. However, my husband has always stayed true to me.


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All too soon Russell seemed to be getting much older. However, life was still good for him and he and I both know that he is going to leave behind a great legacy. And even though most men his age would be thinking about retiring at his age, he is instead working on acquiring another business.


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"I want you to know that I love you, even though you are older and your hair is gray," I told him one day while the kids were away at school and we had some free time to spend with one another.
"I know you do, and I love you too. I hope you aren't upset that I want to open another business, even though I already spend a lot of time away from home," He replied.
"I understand. As the founding couple of this town we need to make some sacrifices and I am prepared to make them as long as you are by my side."


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Becca is quite the artist and has already painted her first masterpiece. And just as I painted a portrait of Russell, she painted one of me.
She told me, "I think that you have done just as much as Dad has for this town and you deserve to be remembered for it."
I don't know if I've ever received a better gift.


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Russell's new business is called Odds and Ends and it sells some very random things and so far, even though there was a fire, it has been doing quite well.


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Just the other night, Abrianna's friend TJ called and asked Russell if he would mind if he took Abrianna out on a date. We were both really surprised and very pleased that he had asked for permission and said that of course they could go.


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When Abrianna got home I saw that she was smiling widely so I asked her if her date had gone well.
"He was very sweet and I had a lot of fun. And he asked me to be his girlfriend!" she exclaimed and she beamed. I'm glad that she has found such a nice boy to date and I hope that my other children can find the same.


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He even left her a bouquet of roses.


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Bennett is definitely the shiest of our kids so when he asked me if he could go out, I was surprised.
He went to a gaming hobby lot in the next town over and played darts and joined a gaming competition on the computer. He was kind of sad that he didn't win.


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I'm not really sure what's going to happen next for us, but I know that whatever it is, it'll be fine because I've got my family around me. I just hope that I can stick to my new diet and exercise routine because I think I've been putting on a few more pounds lately.


Stats:
Rotation: 5
Households: 1 of 3
Playable Sims: 14
# of Total Residents (PS + Graves): 14
Community Lots: 7 (0 NPC)
Business Districts: 0
Universities: 0
Downtown: No
Sim Multiplier: 2
Population: 42
CAS Sims Available: 4/7
University Funds: $53,943
Number of Fires: 2
Number of Burglaries: 1
Number of Electrocutions: 0
Number of Graves: 0

Businesses:
Club Carnahan - Russell Carnahan - 6
Electric Avenue - Russell Carnahan - 10
Odds and Ends - Russell Carnahan - 4
Purrfect Pets - Jackie Carnahan - 9
Fresh Fish and Veggies - Rachel Lieman - 4
Albrecht Auditorium - Richard Albrecht - 0
Alina's - Alina Albrecht - 0

Careers:
Slacker - 0/1
Music - Unl
Business - 0/1
 
 
Current Location: My boyfriend's house.
 
 
 
syddem87syddem87 on January 23rd, 2011 06:08 am (UTC)
I just read all of your BACC and it's really good. The kids are all adorable and I'm excited to see the new babies in the town.. whenever that happens. :)
olivethegreatolivethegreat on January 24th, 2011 12:37 am (UTC)
Thanks! :)
It has been a blast to play.
xbeccyx on January 23rd, 2011 06:37 am (UTC)
Shy flirting = <3<3
I'm probably being misled... but I'm guessing the extra few pounds might just be an extra baby? ;) (But then, I'm just being hopeful! ;P)
olivethegreatolivethegreat on January 24th, 2011 12:44 am (UTC)
Nope. No babies. Jackie is getting pretty old. She will probably elder-ify next rotation. I actually did try to have them have one more baby, but (thankfully) she didn't get pregnant. =P I dunno what I was thinking haha.
Angiepnkpnthr334 on January 23rd, 2011 07:20 am (UTC)
Yay, an update!

Abrianna's boyfriend is very cute! :D
olivethegreatolivethegreat on January 24th, 2011 12:45 am (UTC)
I think they are very sweet together. I'm not sure yet if I am going to age him up with her though because they only have two bolts.
kimmi_47kimmi_47 on January 24th, 2011 01:42 pm (UTC)
What a lovely update. I'm bet you're glad the quads are teenagers now, and they are all gorgeous which is a bonus. Russel makes such a cute elder too!

I love you're game Liv, it's so pretty =)
olivethegreatolivethegreat on January 24th, 2011 05:40 pm (UTC)
There are definitely easier to take care of as teens, although keeping their aspirations up is a bit harder sometimes.
I love Russell as an elder. He looks like someone's grandpa.
Thank you! I like my game too. =P
Among the Chaos: Joshua Joneseien_herrison on January 24th, 2011 04:14 pm (UTC)
I was wondering where you'd gotten to :P Must be fairly chaotic trying to keep the dating lives of four teens all clear in your head.

Well done on keeping all the businesses up and running!
olivethegreatolivethegreat on January 24th, 2011 08:17 pm (UTC)
It can be. So far I have gotten them each someone that they COULD date, but only one of the has a boyfriend thus far. It's because I mostly focus on the businesses.
happiegirliehappiegirlie on January 24th, 2011 10:19 pm (UTC)
I thought it would be a new baby, too! I always think people who try to squeeze one more in before elderhood are crazy, (Even though I'm often guilty of that.) but the Carnahan kids are so cute, I wouldn't blame you in the least. :)

Was it a glitch that fined you when there CLEARLY was a fire there? Lightening fires are the only things I truly hate about Seasons.
olivethegreatolivethegreat on January 25th, 2011 07:25 am (UTC)
I know. I really did think about making them have another one since their kids are so cute, but alas, it is just the fact that they have veggies and stuff from their garden.
Yes, it was a glitch. The tree seemed to just be permanently on fire. I ended up just deleting the tree and placing a new fireless one.
chickadeeleechickadeelee on January 26th, 2011 03:05 pm (UTC)
Great update! And wow, quadruplets! They must have been a handful for this family. Love the new house, I bet they really needed all of the extra space!
olivethegreatolivethegreat on January 27th, 2011 08:16 am (UTC)
Yeah, they were pretty hard to take care of. :)
They really did and it only took adding a bit of a second floor to do it so it was pretty easy.
jungfrun68jungfrun68 on January 28th, 2011 02:50 pm (UTC)
It certainly has been a while! I'm kind of glad that there is not another baby on its way, the teens are much more fun!
olivethegreatolivethegreat on January 29th, 2011 02:55 am (UTC)
I agree. I like teens the best out of the younger ages.
untidyfanuntidyfan on April 1st, 2011 01:03 am (UTC)
I'm catching up on your BACC now. Russell aged up nicely - very respectable looking. And I know I shouldn't play favorites, but Abrianna is my favorite (only by a tad!) At least with a BACC, you don't have to pick a favorite and leave the rest to languish in the hood, abandoned and forgotten.
olivethegreatolivethegreat on April 1st, 2011 04:42 am (UTC)
I like Abrianna a lot too. She is a LOT of fun to play, and she is very cute.
I love Russell. I think he will always be my favorite sim of the hood. I will be very very sad when he dies.
I love the fact that all sims get play time with the BaCC. It's one of the reasons why it is my favorite challenge.

Thank you for taking the time to read my stuff. :)