When we last visited the Hamiltons, they were all still working on Forrest's Lifetime Want of having 6 pets reach the top of their careers which takes up most of their time. Dr. Watson got fired, which didn't help. Forrest was still climbing the career ladder in Business, trying to make it to the top. Beverly was spending most of her time on the phone trying to make 30 best friends, but was finally able to get an Athletic job to work on her Lifetime Want. Violet became visible again, and managed to become a teenager without getting taken by the social worker, and both Rose and Violet headed off to college.
Brian Tucker walked by and stopped to talk about how yummy grilled cheese is with Forrest. They both have that secondary aspiration in common. Now that I mention it, I can't help but want one myself. There's hardly anything better than bread toasted in butter and filled with melted cheese, unless you are looking for food that is low fat, in which case you have picked something really, really bad.
Making an excuse seems to be the answer this time, and I find that it usually works. Piano-moving always sounds so potentially dangerous - for the mover and the piano.
Darn you, Fortitude! What is your problem?
Here is a picture of the Hamilton's house, which has been expanded in the back and the basement. It was originally blue and called Newbie Road 69 by Plasticbox.
Yay, a promotion to Rookie. At this rate I hope she doesn't die before she reaches the top of her career.
Forrest is now President in his business.
In hopes of getting me to pull some strings for her at work, Beverly asks me on an outing. Nice try, but of course it didn't work. Why do I have to be so difficult?
Fortitude has learned to Come Here. If only he could be taught Go to Work.
Cassandra and I were both at Beverly's house for a visit, and can't resist talking over our recent vacation to Takemizu Village.
HOLMEZ, CUD I HAS WERD?
Hooray! Fortitude goes sandwich shopping and wins money.
Good job there, uh, kitty. I notice that my cats usually like to be up on the coffee table while they're performing this particular cleaning job, so you can see them very well. I don't think I'll send him to buy sandwiches for me. Cats are so clean, right? Not so much.
I didn't even realize that Beverly finally got her 30 best friends impossible want until I checked her memories. Yay!
Don't you love it when guests come over and clean? Well, I think I would be embarrassed in real life, but with sims I'm always glad when guests lend a helping hand.
Cashmere can now Come Here.
Since they spend all their free time with pets anyway, I let Beverly buy the town's pet store. It will be known as Hamilton's Pets in the future. I figured on her days off she could open the pet store.
She also had some elixir.
Can you guess why she needs a few more days?
Here is the pet store that Beverly bought, which I mentioned in the previous post. This is where the Bauers bought their dogs. It's named Hamilton's Pets.
To start out, Beverly decides to price everything to sell cheap in hopes that she can build up the business.
A good witch stops by to make everything all pleasant and pretty. Her feline familiar couldn't visit because it wouldn't have enough room. Huh?
Anyway, the business slowly gains customer loyalty.
I see that Scott is looking at dog collars. I wish he would buy some, as I wasn't able to buy any last time I shopped here.
I see that Maura Trimble visited as well. Her face hasn't changed to the new color yet, but soon green witches will be no more thanks to a little help from MTS2. They can still be evil and not be from Oz.
They earned a new business rank, and Beverly used her perks to get a larger wholesale discount.
Cashmere gets promoted to Stunt Double for warning the star about catnip.
Good job, girl! Now go and get promoted already.
Despite advice to the contrary, Beverly gets the opportunity to go to work pregnant and decides to go for it.
"Hide from boss" seems to work often when it comes to playing games on the job.
Yay! Forrest is now a Business Tycoon!
This is the second time you have been fired you stupid cat! Maybe he's trying to tell me that he wants a different career.
I think he feels his true talent is in acting, so I will let him try that. This had better work.
Forrest decided to try to reach the top of a second career, and gets a new job in Entertainment, beginning as a Lounge Singer.
It seems that Dr. Watson got to do the same commercial, and had the same great results. He is also an Understudy now.
Darn you, cats! They all three missed work! Acorn already reached the top of her career, but Gump and Dr. Watson are making me crazy!
The Hamiltons have decided to call in a professional trainer from now on because they have enough money and are both fairly busy.
Dr. Watson has learned to Roll Over. Hopefully, he will get another promotion.
Forrest is now a ventriloquist. I think those dolls they use are extra creepy. I'm very glad he doesn't bring the thing home with him.
And the time has come for the new Hamilton baby. Please be a boy!
Cute baby, but...
She's another girl. So much for the brilliant plan of trying for a male heir.
Oh, and now that you know her name is Hyacinth, I wonder if you can guess what TV series has the names of the girls in the Hamilton family: Rose, Violet, Hyacinth -- and as a hint, a name they haven't used yet - Daisy.
Um, well... yeah, I guess. My sims don't adopt very often, so it's almost always a bit scary.
I guess Social Worker #1 has selective memory. She's the one that told them they were bad parents and tried to take away Violet.
I do like the option of adopting a child, as they are potty trained and almost self-sufficient. All they have to learn is how to do their homework and bake muffins, and you're home free. ;)
The child arrives from the orphanage, and it's a boy! Now the Hamiltons have an heir that can keep the family name. Plus, he's a pretty cute kid.
George is so happy to be out of the orphanage that feels compelled to belt out a song he's been practicing every day:
♫ The sun'll come out
Bet your bottom dollar
There'll be sun! ♫
Thanks for that, kid. That'll be stuck in my head all day now. I've never been a fan of that particular musical - not that I have anything against red-headed orphans. However, I am glad that the sun came out for George and he got a family. I liked him instantly.
It turns out that he has a really good personality, too - nothing too extreme.
Darn. I guess she should have passed on the shoe deal.
I assume he works at one of those restaurants with the knights and jousting and all that, but it's not entirely clear. Don't hate me, but how often will this opportunity come up? I can't help it, so must leave you with another song:
♫ We're Knights of the Round Table.
We dance whene'er we're able.
We do routines and chorus scenes
With footwork impeccable.
We dine well here in Camelot.
We eat ham and jam and spam a lot.
We're Knights of the Round Table.
Our shows are formidable,
But many times we're given rhymes
That are quite unsingable.
We're opera mad in Camelot.
We sing from the diaphragm a lot.
In war we're tough and able,
Between our quests we sequin vests and impersonate Clark Gable.
It's a busy life in Camelot.
I have to push the pram a lot. ♫