Week 8 is here, if you are interested.
This is still the original Maxis-made Ramirez house. Last round, it has received a lick of paint.
Tessa Ramirez, who was a kid just starting school when her family joined our game, is now 67. The cat Roux is the only remaining of originally two pets; Roux is 36.
When Tessa became Game Designer 22 days from Elderhood, she reached Permanent Platinum and has received very little control from me ever since.
Her little brother Ramon is not so little anymore, but still much younger than her; he won't reach Elderhood this round.
He, too, is on Permanent Platinum after his two pets reached three times the top of their careers each.
On this Monday, Tessa is out for work when the gardener arrives, and so it is Ramon who pays him.
Later that day, Roux goes to join former house mate and pet friend Alabama. A long and very productive cat-life is over.
In the evening, Ramon has a guest you have not seen yet in my game, a townie with a surname I have decided to make playable: Amar Kramer.
I know a family named Krämer in real life, and since the letter a with the two dots won't appear in the English version of my game, Kramer it is. Hello Amar!
Tuesday passes by without any events worth mentioning.
With her typical Senior-Sim sleeping pattern, Tessa is up early and spends the quiet morning hours watching TV. Roux would have normally kept her company, but is no more.
It seems like all financial matters befall Ramon. Today, he deals with the bills.
The cold Ramon has been nursing since the start of the week gets more pronounced on Wednesday. He frequently interrupts what he's been doing for a coughing fit.
Thursday seems to be Neighbour Day for Ramon. First Lilo Landgraab walks by and is of course invited in.
She is followed soon afterwards by Margaret Turner.
And when Tessa returns from work, she invites Vince Walter over. The Private School Headmaster will hopefully soon become a proper New Maximilianian and join the other members of the Walter family already living in the neighbourhood.
The siblings stop for a chat in the upstairs hallway on Friday morning.
Later, Ramon does a spot of cleaning on his own accord, while Tessa gets ready for work.
She is still out when the ringing of the phone wakes Ramon from an afternoon nap. He is still now well and the nap would have done him good. The caller is Amin Fleig, a recent addition to New Maximiliania and actually unknown to the Ramirez'.
Finally, Tessa returns from work and dedicates the remaining hours of daylight to gardening.
Tessa does not work on Saturday, and so this is the day I send the siblings to a community lot. The contents of their fridge is running low, which means the Fresh Rush Grocery store is where they drive to.
Tessa stocks up on groceries.
Meanwhile, Ramon has made hot dogs for everyone who feels like having one. Some well known faces are here, a few neighbours and several townies.
Tessa and her little brother have their photo taken at the photo booth.
While some visitors to the store join in the conversation developing around the swing outside, the Unsavoury Charlatan is in vain trying to grab the attention of an unsuspecting townie or New Maximilianian.
Back home, Tessa puts the fresh groceries away, and the rest of Saturday goes by working on various friendships.