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17 June 2010 @ 02:01 pm
Canterbury Cove - a BaCC: Week Three - Carnahan  
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week three
I'm back with Week Three for the Carnahan's. Sorry it has taken me so long to get it out, I've actually had the playing of this week for the family done for a bit but since I was so busy with graduation stuff, I really didn't have much time to write it up. It's summer now though and I'm going to have tons of time for this challenge now and I hope to start to make some more notable progress.

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
Russell started off the week by successfully earning his silver badge in gardening. This means that the things he plants will turn out better than their first batch of tomatoes which looked rather brown, sad, pathetic, and frankly quite gross. (Not that I like tomatoes anyway.)

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
Russell also chose family as a secondary aspiration. I figured with all the little ones running around it would be a big help.

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sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
I had Russell ask Jackie on a date because they both really needed a mood/aspiration boost at that point. Hopefully all the making out that they did in front of the kids did not scar them for life. It's a good thing they are still babies.

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
Of course, the date was a dream date. Probably because these two are so sickly sweet together.

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
Then they went back to taking care of the kids. I think Jackie is holding Becca and Russell is holding Abrianna, but I'm not sure.

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sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
In one of the rare moments when all of the babies were taken care of and Russell was in a good mood, he went down to Club Carnahan to work for a bit. There he met some interesting new people (Blaine Raines and Milton Milton... hehe), and got the club up to level 2.

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
Then it was time for the quads to toddlerize. First was Adam.

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
Then Bennett.

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
Becca

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
And after a few failed attempts, Abrianna.

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
They are still in the living room because the family has barely any money at all. Plus, their lot is so small I am afraid that I won't be able to make another room fit onto the house.

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
After a nap, the kids got started on their potty training right away. I like to get the tot skills out of the way in the beginning so that I don't need to worry about them later.

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
Abrianna learned it in one sitting which reminded me that I don't have the patches installed.

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
Then Becca.

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
Bennett.

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
And the next morning, Adam finished.

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
While Russell was busy with the quads, Jackie found time to finally earn her bronze badge and become a bit more of a help with the gardening.

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
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sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
Becca...

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
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sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
Abrianna...

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
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sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
Bennett...

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
and Adam then all learned to walk and talk.

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
I am not sure, but I think this may be either the second or third time that I have taken this exact shot of Russell unclogging the toilet in his jammies and I think it's pretty hilarious.

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
As you can see, although they can be a handful about 99% of the time, Russell and Jackie really do love their kids.

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
Adam
sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
Abrianna
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Bennett
These are their personalities in case you were wondering. I have no idea what happened to the picture of Becca's... I may have just not gotten around to it since there are so many of them!

I know you guys are probably going to want to punch me after this but I couldn't help myself! They are just too cute. So, here is tons of toddler picspam of Abrianna...
sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
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sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
Becca...
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Adam...
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sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
Bennett...
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sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
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sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
Becca and Bennett...
sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
I know I said I was going to be disappointed if they didn't get Jackie's eyes, but I wasn't expecting them ALL to get her eyes. None of the kids ended up with Russell's beautiful green eyes. Oh well, we may see them pop up in a later generation.

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
Russell headed back to the club, thinking of making more money to support his family.

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
While there he met this good witch and then...

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
Next thing I knew she had caught on fire. I don't know if she was electrocuted because she doesn't look like she was...

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
Luckily, Russell acted quickly and put her out.

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And then the business went up to rank three. It really surprised me that no one lost any stars when the witch caught on fire. Not even the witch herself had a negative reaction to it!

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
The first thing that Russell did when he got home was roll the want to get a fire alarm. I am assuming he doesn't want to have to put anyone else out. Unfortunately for him, I won't be able to do that until I have two more fires. (The one that involved the witch does not count as one of the fires.)

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
This picture was supposed to show you that Russell earned his bronze fishing badge, but apparently my computer hates me, so you will just have to pretend that you can see the badge.

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sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
The reporter stopped by Club Carnahan and Russell earned a good review as well as the Best of the Best award.

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
I spent the business perk points on money and with this money added a new room to the house for the quads which features the awesome toddler table that came with FreeTime.

All too soon it was time for the kids to grow up.
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sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
First up was Abrianna.
sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
Then Adam.
sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
Next was Bennett.
sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
And last, but not least, Becca.

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
Since many of the kids spent their time skilling logic when they were tots, almost all of them had the want to max the logic skill so here is Abrianna and Bennett working on doing just that. Unfortunately for Bennett, Abrianna spent most of the time cheating and she seemed to get caught at least a few times.

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Russell rolled the want to buy another community lot, so he bought Electric Avenue, a store that sells all things electronic. From personal experience I know that electronic stores are a quick way to earn money in the sim world.

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This was supposed to show that Russell earned his gold sales badge, but once again my computer hates me.

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
Poor Russell hadn't, at that point, had any experience with cash registers so he looks rather sad and pathetic trying to ring them all up.

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
The business reached rank one and so it was given some walls, floors, a roof, and I put in some more expensive merchandise in order to earn even more money.

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
Soon the business reached rank two.

sims 2,Canterbury Cove,bacc,Carnahan,week three
After a hard day's work Russell meandered on home to have some breakfast with his family.

And thus, the end of week three at the Carnahan household came about. Sorry for the rather large amount of pictures. =/ I hope you enjoyed reading it anyway.

Stats:
Rotation: 3
Households: 1 of 2
Playable Sims: 8
# of Total Residents (PS + Graves): 8
Community Lots: 3 (0 NPC)
Business Districts: 0
Universities: 0
Downtown: No
Sim Multiplier: 2
Population: 16

CAS Sims Available: 2/3

University Funds: $3,001

Number of Fires: 1
Number of Burglaries: 0
Number of Electrocutions: 0
Number of Graves: 0

Businesses:
Club Carnahan - Russell Carnahan - 3
Electric Avenue - Russell Carnahan - 2
Fresh Fish and Veggies - Rachel Lieman - 0

Careers:
Slacker - 0/1
 
 
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Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: Picture - Sheryl Crow and Kid Rock
 
 
 
Angiepnkpnthr334 on June 17th, 2010 10:30 pm (UTC)
The quads are so friggin' adorable!!! I think Adam may be my favorite though. :)

Is Russell seriously running the electronics store by himself? I know at the beginning things are slow, but still wow. I always had an extra Sim to distract the customers in line so they wouldn't get impatient while the cashier was learning how to use it.
olivethegreatolivethegreat on June 18th, 2010 06:09 am (UTC)
Thank you. I think they are quite cute as well. Some of the cutest kids I have ever had born in game.

Yes, I like to make my sims run their stores by themselves because I am stingy. When the store is making more money I will probably have him hire someone to work the register because it gets to be too much to have someone restock and run the register at the same time, but other than that he is on his own for the first bit.
happiegirliehappiegirlie on June 17th, 2010 11:15 pm (UTC)
I LOVE the picspam! They ARE adorable! And I've never really had a problem with just one inexperienced sim in a NEW business--they really only get impatient once it starts gaining rank. And car businesses. I think it has to do with how much money they spent, personally. :)

Are Russel's eyes default replacements or straight custom? Because custom will always beat default, but it's supposed to be half and half if they're both custom.
olivethegreatolivethegreat on June 18th, 2010 06:12 am (UTC)
Thank you. I thought maybe people would find it annoying, but I am glad that no one did.

Well, since Russell has yet to earn any register badges he is super slow and the people were just getting irritated. I didn't have any actually thrown down their stuff and storms off but it came close a few times.

Russell's eyes are geneticized eyes and I think because Jackie's are a darker color they cancel his out, but I am not sure. Neither of their eyes are default.
xbeccyx on June 18th, 2010 07:44 am (UTC)
Aww, all the quads are adorable! Which reminds me... my Trips & Quads hack decided to kick in, full force, in my Rainbow Legacy... AFTER my free nannies (Generation Yellow :P) decided to die... :\ 1 kid, 4 babies and only 2 adults. FUN! D:
Businesses! Since my first BACC, I've loved coming up with awesome new business ideas, they end up being fun don't they? :P (Although they do tend to glitch, as your game proved up there :\)
olivethegreatolivethegreat on June 18th, 2010 04:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I think they are quite cute as well. :) Oh wow... that sounds like a crazy handful. I don't think I could handle quads plus another kid. I would probably go insane.
I love coming up with different businesses as well. It can be really fun. I'm hoping that the witch just got electrocuted but for some weird reason she didn't get charred. I mean, it was raining and everything so it could have been possible.
jungfrun68jungfrun68 on June 21st, 2010 11:54 am (UTC)
Good job on the new business! I find that when a business reaches level4-5, it's too much to handle for one sim. Restaurants are impossible to run without at least 2, rather 3 employees and very hard (if even possible?) to earn money from
olivethegreatolivethegreat on June 21st, 2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know what you mean. Once it reaches about that rank I usually hire another sim to work the cash register in a business like this where they just sell things. In a restaurant I usually end up with three people working at a time. One host(ess), one cook, and one waiter. It's too much of a headache to run otherwise.
Among the Chaos: Luke and Siennaeien_herrison on July 5th, 2010 10:11 pm (UTC)
Ooh, an electronics store, I hope yours goes well! Very interesting that you got two darker skinned kids and two lighter skinned -- shame that none of them got Russell's eye colour.
olivethegreatolivethegreat on July 6th, 2010 12:14 am (UTC)
I was pretty disappointed about the eye color. Here I was hoping that at least one would get purple and then they ALL got it. =/ Oh well.