Blueberry Island – Spring 3 – Walker

Hi everyone!

Last time we visited the Walker family, both Rachel and Hannah grew up to teens (a few days apart), Rachel started seeing George McCarthy and Christy was advancing on the Law Enforcement career ladder. That’s about all the important things, so let’s start this update!

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From left to right, standing: Caroline, Andrew, Jake, Christy, Elijah. And sitting: Rachel and Hannah.

2q

Andrew paid the taxes for this season, which amounted to $9,500.

3q

I made a pond so Hannah could start working on her Fishing badges (for her LTW of topping Oceanography), but it was still frozen, so she had to wait a little longer.

4q

As it was a Wednesday, the teens all went to school.

5q

Jake and Andrew worked towards maximising their hobby enthusiasm, since they both had the wish.

6q

Rachel brought Zoe Harris home from school, but she immediately went to play chess with Andrew.

7q

Hannah brought home Oliver Dawson, who’s one of the kids from the new family in town.

8q

Rachel got Zoe to stop playing chess, and they all socialised.

9q

Oliver thought Hannah looked pretty damn good, but she was kind of indifferent about him, so they only had one bolt, which means I’m not going to try to make them a thing.

10q

Caroline walked in on Elijah checking himself out in the mirror in her room.

11q

Christy is well on her way towards reaching her LTW. She’s a Police Chief, but needs some skill points to get another promotion.

12q

Hannah and Oliver became friends! I quite like them together as friends. :-)

13q

Caroline has been wanting to go on a date for ages, so I bought her the crystal ball so she can finally get started on her LTW (50 dream dates). It didn’t show any options for her, though… Gah!

14q

So instead she went to eat some leftover crepes with her younger sister.

15q

And she also played some catch with Andrew. In the dark, for a bit of an extra challenge.

16q

In the meantime, Elijah and Hannah played some SSX3.

17q

Elijah and Rachel became best friends over some late night pork chops.

18q

That night a burglar showed up! Which is only the fifth burglar on the island. It means we’re a bit closer to another position in Law Enforcement, though.

19q

The police man waited for Andrew to scar the burglar, but then the burglar wouldn’t leave and neither would the police man. And of course the alarm just kept wailing.

20q

And then after a while they finally started fighting. No one’s going to get enough sleep this night, that’s for sure.

21q

After the burglar and police officer left, the most adorable thing happened: Caroline read Rachel to sleep. <3

22q

Jake gained a little weight, but I figure that’s only to be expected from a celebrity chef.

23q

Andrew and Jake went to work for a while at Bigfoot Fashion.

24q

It got quite busy soon enough.

25q

Craig Ray and Marylena Hamilton got some action in front of the store…

26q

A burglar ogling the jewellery. I don’t trust it…!

27q

And then, finally, we got Bigfoot Fashion up to level 10!

28q

Back home, Jake started to write a cookbook, because he had the want to write a bestseller.

29q

I changed the wallpaper in the living room, and thinks it looks much better now!

30q

Before going to work, Jake took another swig of the elixir of life. Otherwise, he’d have grown up to an elder the minute he came home.

31q

He was a bit sad he had to miss Elijah’s most important birthday, though.

32q

This is him all grown up! He looks so much like his father.

33q

The four Walker children had some cake together and talked about Elijah’s plans for the future. Apparently, Rachel’s wondering if he thinks about going travelling.

34q

When Jake got home, he proudly congratulated his son.

35q

Then, Elijah had a little cry about not being able to go to university.

“It’ll be okay, ‘Lijah! You’re going to be fine!”

36q

After his baby sister cheered him up a little, Elijah moved out to his own place.

37q

He moved into the Harris family’s old house. We’ll see him again at the end of the season!

38q

Elijah moving out also means Blueberry Island now has eight households, which means I can add another NPC community lot! I added a sports lot, a football stadium (soccer for all of you Americans) to be more precise.  I downloaded it from MTS here.

The Athletics career is now unlocked!

39q

Christy did yoga throughout the night, because she needed those last body skill points.

40q

The following morning Elijah already came back for a visit.

41q

He played chess with Andrew for a while. Homesick already, are we?

42q

After the girls came home from school, Jake and Andrew took them to Walker’s. Just like last time, the teens kept wearing their outerwear, which was annoying…

43q

Caroline and Hannah worked as waitresses, while Rachel was the hostess and Andrew helped out where he could. Jake was the chef, of course.

44q

They got the restaurant up to level 8 and then went home, where the girls still had to do their homework.

45q

Elijah was also still at the house, and seemed to have acquired a chess injury.

46q

Caroline and Hannah had a pillow fight in Hannah’s room to blow off some steam.

47q

Hannah went on a date with George, for the same reason.

48q

They both fell in love!

50q

Rachel and George had yet another dream date, and then she rolled the want to go steady with him (at the same time as rolling the want to have two loves at once — she’s still a Romance sim after all).

Anyway, they’re now going steady!

51q

She got a bad memory about it. But she did roll the want, and now has a fear of breaking up with him.

52q

All her motived were up after the dream date, so I let her work on the inventory for the bakery she will one day open.

53q

Christy finally maxed Body that night, so she can get that final promotion for her LTW now!

54q

Look how cute, Rachel has a little George shelf.

55q

The next day, Christy went to work quite hopeful!

56q

It was a Saturday, so the rest of the family did more or less whatever they wanted.

57q

Jake finished his cookbook (called Jake’s Family Food) and it was a bestseller!

58q

Christy came home with her final promotion, so she’s now a Captain Hero and has fulfilled her LTW!

59q

The pond finally thawed, so Hannah could start working towards earning her gold fishing badge.

60q

Christy had been having the want to get a pet for a while now, so I let her go to Angie’s Animal Emporium. She bought a small (male) dog named Bruno!

61q

He will need some training, though…

62q

Oh my God, I missed Andrew’s birthday! He was relaxing on Jake and Christy’s bed for some reason, and then all of a sudden I heard the growing up sounds…

63q

Sorry, Andrew… I really have to start keeping track of how much elixir I give to everyone. *adds column to spreadsheet*

64q

That evening, Rachel played SSX3 with Bruno as company.

65q

Even though he had two pet beds, Bruno decided to sleep on Elijah’s old bed.

66q

The Walker girls were all really happy with Bruno and pretty much doted on him.

67q

Perhaps that made him feel a bit too sure of himself, being aggressive to a much bigger dog.

68q

“Bruno, don’t!”

69q

Christy had to work that day, but the rest of the family enjoyed a nice Sunday lunch of grilled cheese.

70q

I was a second too late, but Hannah earned her bronze fishing badge!

71q

Rachel and Jake spent the evening playing TS3 very competitively.

72q

Caroline doesn’t have all that many days left as a teen anymore, and I want her to max Charisma before she grows up, so she can work in the Entertainment career. So, she started skilling with a little help of the thinking cap.

73q

She managed to max the skill late Sunday night, when Summer had already come.

And that’s it for the Walker family for now! I hope you enjoyed the update, Happy Simming!

Statistics
Households: 8
Playable Sims: 27
CAS-Sims Available: 4 of 14
Community Lots: 9
* Owned: 8
* NPC: 1
Total Lots: 17
Business Districts: 1
University(ies): 0
Downtown: no
SM: 8
Population: 216
Fires 1
Burglars: 5
Uni funds: $135,300

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About annek2

I'm Anne, a Dutch student of English who likes to play Sims 2 and 3, and blog about it.
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