Monday, July 27, 2009

The Fletchers: Round 5 / Lady In Red


If you read my last update of the Tuckers, you may remember that Martin gave Charles this puppy named Swift. She is cute - for now at least.

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Tuckers: Round 5 / Martin Marries & More

I lost my satellite internet since my last update due to some crazy lightning that defied surge protectors. After some scary moments of crackling inside my house, I'm just thankful to still have my computer, which happened to be on. Anyway, we could have paid for replacement of the fried equipment (not really keen on exact technological terms for what fried - the box with the flashy blue lights, lol). But anyway, we have been so unhappy with for so long, that this seemed like a sign to get out and save ourselves some money. Dial-up is cheap, although slower and less reliable. Blogger hates my dial-up more than it hated But, I will just deal with it. The good news is that DSL may be coming to my area sometime this year.

So, Apple Grove updates may have to get a little smaller for now. I cut out half the pictures this time, which actually is probably better anyway. You don't really have to see every promotion and aging spin, do you? LOL These type pictures are boring, but I'm in the habit of taking them. I can still take them as reminders to myself, but the updates might be more interesting without some of the more typical event photos.


Here we are at the beginning of Round 5! I'm always glad to see the Tuckers again.

The Sims 3: My Opinion

First of all, let me say that Apple Grove is not in any current danger from TS3. I hadn't even planned on buying it until I lost some more weight as an incentive to myself, and even then I wasn't sure I wanted it. I was going to wait and see and read what others had to say before deciding. But, it arrived in the mail anyway! It was a birthday present from my oldest child Jason, which was very, very sweet of him.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Rose and Violet Hamilton: Round 4 / Nuts and Fruits

It took me over a month to update - sorry. I don't know why I just didn't make it happen sooner. Since this is the end of Round 4, I'm hoping Round 5 will capture my interest more than the last few families have. I also have some plans of adding a few things to spice it up a little. So yeah, hopefully another update will be coming soon.

Last time we saw the Hamilton girls, they were at University. If you remember, Rose wore a wedding veil all through college. She still very much wants to get married to a rich sim, but is maybe trying to look less desperate and crazy.

Hmm... This doesn't look furnished even though Rose and Violet paid extra for it to be furnished. This was formerly the Brown's house, a miniature townhouse. The man who bought it, Adrian Mendoza, built 3 more houses like it and made them into rental units.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Fanceys: Round 4 / Do You Have Any Coupons?

Do you remember the Fanceys? When we last left them, Lara Fletcher had traveled to Takemizu Village and met Heath Fancey. As a fortune sim, she had really wanted to marry a rich sim. He said he was rich, but he had lied and only had §3000 when they got married. Anyway, his goal is to become a World Class Ballet Dancer. Lara wants to be a Space Pirate. These are two very silly sims - who are about to bring a little one into the world.


Oh yeah, and they moved out of their apartment and into this nice, affordable home. As fortune sims, I'm sure they wish they could have taken out a large mortgage on a huge house, but I decided that in these trying economic times that they should be realistic and buy a house they could afford.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Fletcher 2: Round 4 / Where's the Beef?


Sims don't really need 12-step programs. If you remember, Rudy is addicted to old ladies. But he has no need to fear because he does have a higher power, and she will make him powerless to chase them anymore. He does notice that his wife Zoe, while not an old lady, does have some nice smooth skin. Don't feel bad, Rudy. One day Zoe will be old, and then you can be happy.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Sophie Fletcher: Round 4 / Witch Path

Last time we visited Sophie she was trying for the Impossible Want of 50 Dream Dates. Well, she kind of gave up on that idea for now. I'm not sure if she will come back to that goal or not. For now...


Sophie looked deeply into her TwoJeff's crystal ball and choose the wrong man.

Friday, February 6, 2009

The Tuckers 2: Round 4 / Hey, Hey I Wanna Be a Rockstar

When we last visited Brian Tucker, he spent the entire time working on his Lifetime Want of Woohooing 20 sims. As Squinge's Mr. Bubbles painting reminded us, Brian has "did the woohoo 15 times." According to my calculations, this means that Brian has to "do the woohoo with 5 more sims."


For some reason Daniel Brown was visiting, and came running out of Brian's apartment. I was really glad he made it off the lot alive, as it's a long way down the stairs.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Shibatas: Round 4 / Honey


Last time we visited the Shibatas, they got married and went on their honeymoon to Twikkii Island. Before we left them, Kimberly was bowing to the potty god.


She was still in the throne room when she received her inheritance from her grandpa Sam Tucker.