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24 August 2011 @ 06:09 pm
Canterbury Cove - a BaCC: Week Eight - Carnahan  
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Finally, an update. I don't know when I will be able to post another. I am extremely frustrated with my computer right now. I have been having some serious issues with fps lag that I just can't seem to fix and it makes it frustrating instead of fun to play. Hopefully I can work it out, but I don't know if I will be able to. Anyway, enjoy this update for now.
Oh, and I feel I should warn you that this update is somehow simultaneously depressing while being full to the brim with toddler spam. Don't ask me how that works.

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Being that I am now an old woman, I feel that I should have more knowledge of life and feel like I have experienced more and like I can take on anything. But the truth of the matter is that I am still just human and that the good things in life still make me happy, and the bad things in life can somehow still bring me down.

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I don't mean to sound bitter. I do have a wonderful life in a beautiful home with a husband that I don't deserve, the very founder of Canterbury Cove, and our son Adam and his pregnant wife Tansy.

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In fact, before we knew it, Tansy went into labor.

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She had a beautiful baby girl with her father's skin color, and her mother's hair and eye color. They named her Gwenevere but call her Gwen for short.

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We converted the spare room to a nursery for Gwen. Tansy and I had a lot of fun decorating it. Adam and Russell were mostly just there for moral support.

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Adam has still been working hard on his flower arranging. He knows that it is a sort of feminine hobby, but we are all very respectful of him and the flowers really do brighten up the house.

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Even though Russell and I are both very fortune minded we realize that family is also important and we try to spend as much time with both our children and grandchildren as we can. We love them all so much.

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Even though Russell is getting on in years he still spends as much time as he can at his businesses. He recently remodeled Club Carnahan and I think it was a great improvement.

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Bennett really likes to spend a lot of time around the house. I think he really misses being around so many people. And he really is a great help with Gwen.

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Honestly, I don't feel as old as I am. I still feel like a young woman and it seems strange to me that Russell and I are so old.

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Time really does seem to fly by these days. Gwenevere just grew up into a toddler and is as adorable as ever.

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We threw a party to celebrate and invited the whole family and some friends over.

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Gwen didn't really know what to think of all of the people at first but in the end she really enjoyed all of the attention that she got.

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However, the party ended on a very sad note that night.

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I am so sorry for all of the things that I ever did wrong. I know I wasn't the most faithful wife and you didn't know that Russell. I wanted to tell you, but in the end I am glad that you died not knowing what a terrible person I was. I miss you more than words can even begin to say... Your whole family misses you. You were a great man and a valuable asset to the whole town. Canterbury Cove just doesn't seem the same without you here.

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Russell, you will never be replaced.

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It's funny how life just keeps going. You may be so sad you can hardly do anything with yourself and yet somehow the world keeps turning. They days still turn into nights and then the sun rises again and you have to start all over. And slowly, little by little, things in life start to remind you why you are living it in the first place. And even though that hurt never goes away completely, you are finally able to move on. Gwen was the biggest help for me in getting on with my life. I focused as much attention on her as I could.

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Tansy is a wonderul mother to Gwen and has taught her many things that she will need to know later on in life.

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And Adam is the kind of father that every little girl wishes she could have. He treats Gwen like a little princess and you can tell that he really cares for her.

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As if Russell's death was not enough of a tragedy, we had a fire in our house later in that same week.
Luckily it was put out with no problems and no one was hurt.

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Adam and Tansy have a very strong relationship and it is evident that they love each other very much.

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Now that Russell has passed on Adam has taken over all of his businesses. He is doing a great job and he is also making sure to balance his time between work and his family.

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Once again it was time for Gwen's birthday. The little ones seem to grow up so quickly. We didn't throw her a party this time since she is so shy and doesn't really like to be around large groups of people.

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She grew into an adorable little girl, looking much like her father.

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Even though many things change, it is nice that some of the best things seem to stay the same. I hope that even though I don't value myself as much as I maybe should that my family will at least have gotten something out of my life with them and that when I die and go on to be with my husband that at least one person might think of me as fondly as everyone remembers Russell Carnahan, the founder of Canterbury Cove.


Stats:
Rotation: 8
Households: 1 of 6
Playable Sims: 31
# of Total Residents (PS + Graves): 32
Community Lots: 12 (0 NPC - 1 Military)
Business Districts: 0
Universities: 0
Downtown: No
Sim Multiplier: 4
Population: 124
CAS Sims Available: 10/13
University Funds: $375,779
Number of Fires: 6
Number of Burglaries: 2
Number of Electrocutions: 1
Number of Graves: 1

Businesses:
Club Carnahan - Russell Carnahan - 6
Electric Avenue - Russell Carnahan - 10
Odds and Ends - Russell Carnahan - 10
Purrfect Pets - Jackie Carnahan - 10
Fresh Fish and Veggies - Cameron Lieman - 10
Douglas Firniture - Cameron Lieman - 10
Just Dance - Cameron Lieman - 3
Albrecht Auditorium - Richard Albrecht - 9
Delights - Richard Albrecht - 9
Alina's - Alina Albrecht - 6
Gamer's Cove - Abrianna Donaldson - 4
Greene's - Marc Greene - 7
Bennett's - Bennett Carnahan - Rank 0

Careers:
Architecture - 0/1
Business - 2/5 (Richard Albrecht, Stephan Donaldson)
Criminal - 0/1
Law Enforcement - 1/2 (Bailey Albrecht)
Military - Unlocked (Bennett Carnahan)
Music - 1/Unlocked (Alina Albrecht)
Slacker - 1/1 (Joel Webber)
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- I was absolutely torn apart when Russell died. I loved him so much. He was such an awesome sim. =(
- Gwenevere is the second or third kid born in Canterbury Cove with that skin set and I don't think I like it. When I rebuild I am going to switch the kids' skins and then delete them.
- Sorry for all of the Gwen spam. Not much else really happened other than Russell dying and that one fire. At least she is cute!

I hope you guys have an awesome day/night. Thanks for reading.
 
 
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the empresskejsarinna on August 25th, 2011 05:14 am (UTC)

I really enjoyed this update! I haven't had time to read any BACCs lately (busy busy life) but I'll try to read up this weekend. I can't believe we're at w. 8 already!

olivethegreat: abrianna carnahanolivethegreat on August 25th, 2011 07:27 am (UTC)
Thank you!

Yeah, it is pretty crazy.
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olivethegreat: lighthouseolivethegreat on August 25th, 2011 07:32 am (UTC)
Yeah. =( It made me very sad. =(
xbeccyx on August 25th, 2011 07:32 am (UTC)
Bye Russell. :( My founder hasn't died yet... but she might after this rotation. *sigh*
Gwen is adorable! <3 I hope Adam has more chidlets! :D
olivethegreat: burglarolivethegreat on August 25th, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC)
It is always sad to have a founder of anything die. =(

Thank you. I want them to have a boy so I am sure they will have at least one more. :)
Among the Chaos: Upeien_herrison on August 25th, 2011 09:58 am (UTC)
I suspected one or both of your founding couple would die when I read the note at the top -- you weren't kidding about the toddler spam though.

Founders dying is always hard, but the family seems to be doing okay so far without Russell.
olivethegreat: abrianna carnahanolivethegreat on August 25th, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
I figured that might have given it away.
And yeah, I didn't even realize just how many pictures that I took of Gwen until I was updating. And then I just decided to leave them all in or otherwise I would have only a couple of pictures... =P

It is hard, and yes they are learning to cope with it and to move on.
frostwyrm666frostwyrm666 on August 25th, 2011 10:11 am (UTC)
It's always sad when a sim dies and I liked Russel very much.
But anyway, I enjoyed your update!
olivethegreatolivethegreat on August 25th, 2011 05:39 pm (UTC)
It really is - I liked him too.
Thank you for reading and for taking the time to comment. :)
romyhorseromyhorse on August 25th, 2011 02:31 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you've got (some) of your computer problems sorted, I spent ages reading all your BACC a couple of weeks ago and was really pleased to see you were able to update!
olivethegreat: jackie carnahanolivethegreat on August 25th, 2011 05:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :) I have really enjoyed playing my BaCC and it is killing me that my computer is having so many issues.
kizzy_simskizzy_sims on August 25th, 2011 06:09 pm (UTC)
Awww Russel... :'(
olivethegreatolivethegreat on August 25th, 2011 10:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah. =( He was an awesome founder.
Attic Boxatticbox on August 25th, 2011 09:45 pm (UTC)
That is a really lovely house. I especially like how you have done the porch, very neat!

Gwen was both an adorable toddler and a child. I rather like her nose a lot. :)

Indeed it was also a sad update. It can be a bit sad to see a founder go, especially when you are somewhat fond of them.
olivethegreatolivethegreat on August 25th, 2011 10:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I have always really liked their house as well. The porch is my favorite part.

I liked her a lot too. I think she is very cute as a child and I can't wait to see what she looks like as a teen.

It is pretty sad. And I really really liked Russell so it was hard for me to see him go.
spazzimsimsspazzimsims on August 25th, 2011 10:38 pm (UTC)
Aw, Russell! :( Puts into perspective how quickly your community has grown though, and the new generation look all set to take over :)
olivethegreat: hot tub lovin'olivethegreat on August 25th, 2011 10:46 pm (UTC)
It does kind of. I can't believe it has grown so much already.
Antimaccassar: Alice Headerantimaccassar on August 25th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
:-( Russell! I can't believe he's gone already! You have come so far! Gwen is full of adorableness <3 I hope you get your computer worked out soon!
olivethegreatolivethegreat on August 28th, 2011 06:28 pm (UTC)
I know. =( I was hoping he would make it a little bit longer, but no. The thing is that Jackie was supposed to die at about the same time but she instead got time added onto her life bar as some sims do when someone dies on the same day that they are supposed to.

I love Gwen. I think she is a great mix of her parents and she is really shy and sweet.

I hope I am able to fix them too. For now I have been trying to go through my downloads and delete a bunch of stuff that I don't use and some of the millions of recolors of the same shirt that I have but it has been hard so far. I am hoping that doing this will at least help since I have over 4 mb of cc.
untidyfanuntidyfan on August 26th, 2011 03:00 am (UTC)
First, hooray for an update. I was just wondering the other day about Canterbury Cove. I'm glad it's still going strong.

I hate to see Russell go, but he had a full life and a great family. Tansy and Gwen are beautiful! I loved the picture of Gwen being fed as an infant; it looks like she's surprised that her daddy popped a bottle in her mouth.
olivethegreatolivethegreat on August 28th, 2011 06:37 pm (UTC)
I love Canterbury Cove so I am going to stick with it even if it can sometimes be frustrating.

He did. He was an awesome founder and even if he didn't get as far as some other founders may have done, he built a really solid base for others to build up from.

Gwen is currently my favorite kid. She is adorable and I love how sweetly shy she is. I also like that picture. I love that face.
jungfrun68jungfrun68 on September 1st, 2011 03:22 pm (UTC)
It's always hard to lose your founder, but his legacy moves on. Gwen is cute, even though I'm not very fond of dark skin/blond hair either.
olivethegreatolivethegreat on September 2nd, 2011 09:30 pm (UTC)
I may have her dye it when she is older, but at the same time I kind of like it with her green eyes.
chickadeeleechickadeelee on September 9th, 2011 03:03 pm (UTC)
Aww, I'm going to miss Russell. It's tough when your town's founder passes. But on a happy note, Gwen is such a cute little girl! And I just love her mother, Tansy. She's super pretty. Great update!
olivethegreat: charlatanolivethegreat on September 9th, 2011 05:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I like Tansy a lot as well. She is really quite sweet. And Gwen is rather adorable. I think she is a great mix of her parents.
Laridian: coh simslaridian on October 20th, 2011 05:21 pm (UTC)
wow, almost feels like the end of the story! :( Russell was a great founder. I hope you're going to continue?
olivethegreat: charlatanolivethegreat on October 20th, 2011 06:23 pm (UTC)
I am definitely going to continue. I have been trying to play but my computer just makes it too frustrating. When I first got my computer everything ran more or less pretty smoothly, but for some reason my computer can no longer handle games that it used to play just fine. Even very basic games with simple graphics seem to be a chore for it and I get horrible fps lag. I am saving up so that hopefully my dad can help me to build a desktop computer and then I will only use this laptop for school. I should hopefully have a new computer around Christmas time... hopefully.
athatricathatric on December 2nd, 2011 08:03 pm (UTC)
Hi! I've been reading your BACC since you started it, and since I recently stopped lurking and got an account, I thought I'd add you. Hope you don't mind. :)
olivethegreat: abrianna carnahanolivethegreat on December 2nd, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC)
I do not mind at all! :) Thanks for taking the time to comment.
Also, welcome to livejournal!