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03 July 2010 @ 11:01 pm
Canterbury Cove - a BaCC: Week Four - Carnahan  
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
Sorry for the amount of time that it took for me to get this out (maybe it wasn't that long, but it felt like a lifetime to me). First, I've been busy because my boyfriend got surgery on his knee since he tore his ACL earlier this year. And secondly, I thought I had ruined my game and would have to start over for a bit. I accidentally left boolprop on and it gave me a pop up message and when I clicked cancel it wouldn't go away so I hit delete and well... that wasn't the right choice. Luckily for me, I installed the patches and that fixed it somehow. It must have replaced the file that had gotten deleted. Anyway, the second thing that I am sorry for is the amount of pictures. There were even more but I cut some out. Sorry. Now on with the story!

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
Some people may wonder why a guy like me decided to move into a place such as Canterbury Cove, a place where I would be the only resident, a place where my businesses had a small chance of flourishing. The answer is simple, I like a challenge, and I knew that once I got my business going that I could become a huge success because I would control the whole market. I had little to leave behind when I came to Canterbury Cove, so I had no regrets, and it wouldn't hurt me if I failed, but I knew that I wouldn't.

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What I didn't count on was that moving to Canterbury Cove was going to be the best thing that I had ever done in my life. I met my beautiful wife Jackie, the most wonderful woman I have ever met.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(LTR: Abrianna, Adam, Bennett, Becca)
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Abrianna)
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(Becca)
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(Adam)
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(Abrianna)
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Becca)
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(Adam)
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sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Bennett)
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(LTR: Bennett, Abrianna, Becca)
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(Becca)
What was even more unexpected though, was the birth of our quadruplets, Abrianna, Adam, Becca, and Bennett. Now that they are a part of my life though, I can hardly imagine it without them. They are all a blessing and I love them so much.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Rank Three)
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Bronze Cash Register Badge)
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(Bronze Stocking Badge)

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Rank Four)
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(Rank Five)
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Silver Cash Register Badge)
Because I am a Fortune sim, I do spend a lot of time at both of my businesses, Club Carnahan and Electric Avenue. However, since I have been having more success with Electric Avenue, I find myself working there more often.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Adam)
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sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Becca)

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Abrianna)
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sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Bennett)
However, I still find plenty of time to help my wife with the kids and help them to grow and to learn.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
It seems to me that things in our house are still always breaking. My wife said she wants to encourage our children to be lazy, that way they will just hire a repairman to do it.
"There aren't any repairmen in Canterbury Cove, darling." I said to her as I watched her whack the faucet with her wrench, but she just shook her head.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Silver Gardening Badge)
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Gold Gardening Badge)
At first, when Jackie and I had to plant our garden we felt it would be a burden but as our skill in gardening improved we actually found it relaxing and enjoyable and all of the food that we made seemed to taste infinitely better than before.

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(Silver Stocking Badge)
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(Rank Six)
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sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Tracy Crane)
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
The next time that I went back to my shop, I realized that it was getting too busy for just me to work there so I hired a man named Tracy Crane to work the cash register while I handled the sales and the restocking. He seemed like a really great guy and it turns out that he is pretty fun to work with.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
I was really worried when I saw this woman with her clipboard furiously scribbling down this notes as she wandered around my shop. But it turns out that she really liked the place.
She told me, "Your business is so great. I love how it's small but you have so much to offer. I am going to write you a good review in the paper and I would like to award you this Best of the Best Award." I was quite honored.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Rank Seven)
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Bronze Cash Register Badge)
And with the good reviews more customers poured in which helped my business to get better and allowed Tracy to get better with handling the cash register.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
When I came home, my wife Jackie showed me something that she had been working on for a long time.
"It's wonderful!" I exclaimed when I saw it. I had always known that she had artistic talent, but I didn't know she was that good.
"I wanted to give you something that we could hang in our household for ever and all the generations to come can see it and remember the wonderful founder of Canterbury Cove."
I smiled and gave her a hug.
"Thank you."

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(I missed it but she nabbed the TV.)
Later that night my wife woke me up with panic in her voice. "I think I hear something. It sounds like someone is in the house."
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
I got out of bed and turned on the light and saw someone sneak into our bathroom. I immediately ran to the phone to call the police.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
I told the lady that I had called the police and that she had better leave. She just laughed and went on to steal the couch and then our rug.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
When the policewoman arrived I felt a sense of relief until...

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
they proceeded to get into a fight in my kitchen! I was worried. What would happen if the policewoman lost?

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
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sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
There was no reason for me to have worried though. She handled the criminal with no problem and then escorted her to her car to be taken off to jail. I hope that the burglar learned her lesson, but I highly doubt it.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
We received some money from our insurance for the stolen items but...

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sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Adam)
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sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Becca)
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Bennett)
... no amount of money could buy us piece of mind.

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(Adam)
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Bennett)
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(Becca)
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(Abrianna)
I was shocked when my children told me that they hoped the burglar died.
I told them, "You shouldn't wish bad things on other people. What you should do is hope that she learns from what she did and changes her ways and becomes a better person." I'm not so sure that they understand that though.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
I did my best to replace what we had lost, but the memory still stuck around.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
As if the burglary wasn't enough, the next night when I was working at Electric Avenue, a light outside caught on fire after it was hit by lightning during a storm.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Rank Eight)
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Gold Stocking Badge)
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(Silver Cash Register Badge)
Luckily it was put out quickly by the rain and my business did not suffer from it.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
My wife is really fortune minded, just as I am, so as a surprise I bought her a pet shop named Purrfect Pets. With the kids growing up she really didn't need to be home all day anymore and I knew that she would love to run her own business.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Rank One)
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Bronze Sales Badge)
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Rank Two)
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Rank Three)
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Silver Sales Badge)
My wife was having quite a lot of success with her business and she loved working there.
"Thank you, dear. You know I love taking care of the kids, but it's nice to have something just for me." She told me.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Popularity Secondary Aspiration)
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Rachel Lieman)
She said keeping in touch with the neighbors was one of her favorite parts of owning the business. She loved meeting all the new people.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Rank Four)
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Best of the Best Award)
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
Even though Electric Avenue made more money for me, I still liked to spend time at my club. It was a lot of fun to get to hang out with the people there.

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(Bennett)
My kids were growing and learning right before my eyes. Soon they would be old enough to go to high school and get after school jobs if they wanted and maybe even... start dating.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
It was a scary thought, but I was glad that I had Jackie there with me to help me through it all.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
Because of all the fresh produce that we had, I started eating more because it all tasted so good. However, it wasn't doing good things for my figure.

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sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
So I started eating a bit less, and worked out more and found myself in better shape rather soon.

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While I focused on getting my weight back on track, Jackie focused more on her art. When she got to painting like that she seemed to be "in the zone". Like not even an earthquake could distract her.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
"I know that since there are no hospitals around here that if we do this, I will have a chance of getting pregnant. Would you care if we were to have another child?" Jackie asked me one night as we were snuggling on our bed.
"No, I wouldn't mind so much." I said as I pulled her in for a kiss.
It turns out that she didn't get pregnant, but it was probably for the best. We are not getting any younger.

sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
And neither were our children. Before I knew it, it was time for them to become teens. To celebrate the event I invited the neighbors and some other friends of mine.

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(Adam - Family)
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Abrianna - Family...?)
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(Becca - Family...?! I think my die is broken.)
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(Bennett - Popularity)

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(Adam)
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(Bennett)
The party went pretty well. And that dating thing I was worried about, is probably coming up in the very near future...

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(Abrianna)
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(Becca)
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(Adam)
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(Bennett)
I couldn't believe they were so grown up. Next thing I know they are going to be moving out and having families of their own. Considering they are my children, they all turned out so beautiful and handsome. They of course, got it all from their mother.

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(Rank Nine)
Having such mature children made me feel old so I spent more time at my business, trying to make it as much of a success as I could so that one day I could pass it on to Adam, who I hope will be willing to take everything over and continue to live in our house and carry on our name.

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(Adam)
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(Becca)
Adam and Becca surprised me one day when they told me that they had read about anger management in order to get rid of the hatred that they harbored for Lexi, the burglar. I was so proud of them.

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(Bennett - LTW: Become General)
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(Becca - LTW: Become Captain Hero)
sims 2,bacc,canterbury cove,carnahan,week four
(Adam - LTW: Become Captain Hero)
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(Abrianna - LTW: Become Education Minister)
No matter what my kids aspire to do or to be, Jackie and I plan on being behind them 100% of the way, and helping them as much as we can.

Stats:
Rotation: 4
Households: 1 of 2
Playable Sims: 9
# of Total Residents (PS + Graves): 9
Community Lots: 4 (0 NPC)
Business Districts: 0
Universities: 0
Downtown: No
Sim Multiplier: 2
Population: 18
CAS Sims Available: 3/4
University Funds: $14,934
Number of Fires: 2
Number of Burglaries: 1
Number of Electrocutions: 0
Number of Graves: 0

Businesses:
Club Carnahan - Russell Carnahan - 4
Electric Avenue - Russell Carnahan - 9
Purrfect Pets - Jackie Carnahan - 3
Fresh Fish and Veggies - Rachel Lieman - 1

Careers: Slacker - 0/1
 
 
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Angiepnkpnthr334 on July 4th, 2010 06:23 am (UTC)
I really liked this update! The change in narration was really nice, and the quads are all gorgeous!!! Good job on leveling up the businesses; you're sooo close to opening up the Business career. :)
olivethegreatolivethegreat on July 4th, 2010 06:34 am (UTC)
Wow! You read that fast. [=
I was really upset that I didn't have more time to level up the business. I really wanted to be able to open a slot in the business career. If I got a tycoon and one more business I could have my first business district. But I suppose I have a bit 'til then.
Angiepnkpnthr334 on July 4th, 2010 06:44 am (UTC)
I know, LoL. I had just checked into LJ and saw you updated.

If we combined our hoods we'd have a business district, since I only have one business and a tycoon and you have 4 more businesses. :D
olivethegreatolivethegreat on July 4th, 2010 06:47 am (UTC)
If only. =D
itlandm_simsitlandm_sims on July 4th, 2010 10:32 am (UTC)
I like the narration too. Russell is a very likable character. It was so cute when he said the kids had all their good looks from their mother! That is not true, of course. But still, cute.
olivethegreatolivethegreat on July 5th, 2010 09:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
I really prefer writing this way because I feel like it makes it easier to get to know the characters.
happiegirliehappiegirlie on July 5th, 2010 02:39 am (UTC)
All those new family sims and not a marry-off-six-kids want among them! I think I'm jealous. :) And Russell is adorable and made adorable kids. I can't wait to see how excited he gets when he finally does get a level 10 business. :) Celebrations will occur. ;)
olivethegreatolivethegreat on July 5th, 2010 07:10 pm (UTC)
I was actually pretty surprised (and rather thankful) that they didn't get the "send three kids to college" want because my family sims seem to ALWAYS get that LTW. I wouldn't really mind the marry off six kids one, I've done it before and it's not too bad.
I'm sure he (and I) will be really happy!
j68_birkaj68_birka on July 5th, 2010 06:35 am (UTC)
Adam looks so much like his father!
You´re so good with the businesses, you will just pass my progress in no time! :)
olivethegreatolivethegreat on July 5th, 2010 07:06 pm (UTC)
Yes, he really does. The only difference really seems to just be the coloring of his eyes and skin, the rest seems to be all Russell.
I don't know about that one! I think you're quite a bit ahead of me, aren't you?
xbeccyx on July 5th, 2010 07:05 am (UTC)
Hehehehehe. I absolutely love it when sims want to see the ghost of the burglar! (Or even other sims)It's even funnier when you have a toddler roll the want, even though they'd have no idea what is going on :P
Oh boy. 4 teens. Good luck! :DD
olivethegreatolivethegreat on July 5th, 2010 06:58 pm (UTC)
I think it's funny too. [=
What wasn't funny was when they all dropped what they were doing when they passed something the burglar had stolen just so that they could make angry faces. The faces they made were pretty cute though.
I actually love playing teens so I think it will be lots of fun.=P
Among the Chaos: Max Steeleien_herrison on July 5th, 2010 10:33 pm (UTC)
First off: good wishes to your boyfriend, and I hope he has a speedy recovery.

Secondly: Yay for a level nine business! How many stars are you off from getting a level ten business? Are you going to be attempting to open as many Business slots as you can?

Even though the quads all look different, I'm so going to have a problem keeping them straight (I have the same problem with multiples above twins in my own game). I can spy one LTW that can be easily filled, two which'll be more difficult, and one I can't see occuring unless you realy push for a business district.

I have to say, build a city challenges are always where I don't mind if a sim throws the "Marry off six children" want as it gives me an excuse to up the population.

I've had times where my die has stuck -- I use an online program which should balance out all aspirations over a large enough number, but it does seem like it likes giving Pleasure to my Austin kids, and Knowledge to a bunch of other sims.
olivethegreatolivethegreat on July 5th, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you. So far he is doing pretty well. He just hates not being able to DO anything.
I think I am 20 or so off. But it should definitely be a ten the next time that I play it. I am definitely going to try to top as many businesses as possible because I know that without business districts (and universities) this challenge is pretty impossible to complete.
I mix them up a bit still too. A lot of times when I was going to write Becca's name under her pictures, I would accidentally type Abrianna instead. I'm sure once they are adults and out on their own, they will be much easier to keep straight. Bennett will definitely get to be a general because I plan on place the military lot as soon as I get four households. For the Captain Heroes, I am close to unlocking one position so far, but if I don't get more fires or more burglaries then I think only one will get it. As for Education Minister. That is probably not going to happen anytime soon at all.
I like it when sims give me LTWs to deal with that aren't career related in a BaCC because they usually have a better chance of realizing them.
I was using an actual die and it really surprised me that I rolled a four three times in a row.
gallowaytown on July 16th, 2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
Holy cow what a busy family you have! All the kids are gorgeous!
olivethegreatolivethegreat on July 17th, 2010 12:01 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
Katesheerfreesia007 on August 19th, 2010 03:19 pm (UTC)
I think all the kids are gorgeous but Becca and Bennett are especially pretty. :) Your pet store business looks so cute!
olivethegreatolivethegreat on August 19th, 2010 09:18 pm (UTC)
I really love the quads. I can't wait until they are adults.
Thank you for the compliment on the pet store. I have been trying really hard to improve my building/decorating skills while playing this neighborhood.