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Thursday, 19 June 2014

The O'Feefes: Week 4

It is Week 4 and not 5 with the O'Feefes, because the count for their weeks only started after graduation. Otherwise, I have been playing them exactly as long as everyone else here. You can find the former chapters under the labels "O'Feefe" and "Beare".

This is the apartment building where once several of the original Maxis-made students moved to after graduation, and where Castor Nova and Tiffany Sampson lived before they bought the property where they both so tragically died at the end of last week.
Right now, only one flat is still occupied by playables. Who are they?

Delilah O'Feefe...
...and her husband Kevin, formerly Beare.

Delilah has reached her lifetime want some time ago: she became a Criminal Mastermind 19 days before her next birthday. She quit her illegal ways, though, and started work in the Natural Scientist career back when I was still hoping to introduce some drama to New Maximiliania by means of the cowplant.

Kevin will have to wait a little longer until his LTW can be reached: he dreams of celebrating his Golden Anniversary with Delilah.
The apartment building is severely bugged by now. Although the other flats are supposed to be empty, some of the former inhabitants (such as Bottom Summerdream, who has long since moved back in with her parents) still stick around as if they were living there. Also, although I should have full detailed view only of the flat I am currently playing in, I can see the entire building as if it were all playable.
The decision is made easy by these bugs: The O'Feefes move out and buy their own place.
Where do you think they went?
That's right - they bought the very place where Castor and Tiffany lived and died!
Everything is exactly as it was when I left the lot after the Novas' fiery death. Their cowplant is still there, and is now joined by the O'Feefe's cowplant.
Clover Capp is once again part of the welcome committee.
His sister Castanea Landgraab, Malcolm Landgraab's wife, joins him soon, as do Garrett Newson and Morty Roth.
The guests discover the water wiggler on the rooftop terrace and spend hours playing with it.
Meanwhile, Delilah starts on the long and tedious job of sweeping the piles of ashes that were left after last week's fire.
She goes to work on Tuesday. Kevin, the stay-at-home husband, does not feel like cooking much for himself and just has a grilled cheese sandwich on his own.
In the afternoon, Cornel Capp, yet another one of Tybalt Capp's six plantchildren, walks by.
On Wednesday, Delilah stays home from work (it was her wish, and since it is so very rare I see this wish coming up in my game, I decided to go along with it in spite of her being on Permanent Platinum already) and surprises Kevin with a delicious meal of pork chops.
She spends part of her self-declared day off by catching up with her friends on the phone.
Later, Pleasant Servo pays a visit.
His help is enlisted with the sweeping of the last remaining piles of ashes in the back yard.
Unfortunately, he discovers the water wiggler - but water and Servos don't go well together, and he powers down automatically.
Thursday morning sees New Maximiliania covered in a thick blanket of snow. If you look closely, you can still see Pleasant Servo on the roof; he stood there powered down all night and only sprang back to life after sunrise, leaving instantly afterwards.
I am not entirely sure who it is Delilah writes about in her diary, but he seems to have mattered to her at some stage for mentioning him there!
Really, though, Delilah only has eyes for her hubby, as is obvious when the two of them have breakfast together on Friday morning.
Brittany Upsnott pays a visit on her own accord.
Gallagher Newson follows suit. Kevin is wearing the same outdoors outfit, he seems to have noticed.
On Saturday, Delilah misses the carpool to work deliberately for the third consecutive day, and is fired. Never mind - she wanted it that way, and there is more than enough money in the family anyway.
Kevin has a nap in the afternoon.
At 8.00 pm, a group of original Maxis-made former students is seen approaching the O'Feefe's house: Gunnar Roque, Heather Huffington, Joshua Ruben, Aldric (or Almeric?) Davis, Brittany Upsnott and Chaz Whippler.
Bottom Summerdream comes from the opposite direction, with Lisa Ramirez close behind. "These people all went to uni together, I feel a bit left out," she seems to be thinking. Why are they all here?
It's New Year's Eve!
Kevin wanted to throw a party, and a party it is! A lot of ruckus is made... crackers are lit...
...and fireworks, too. Plenty of food is served, and the party is a big success.
On Sunday morning, the O'Feefes are greeted by some party debris in the kitchen. Who is going to clean it up?
As with most things with this happy couple, they make it a joint effort.
This is where we leave Kevin and Delilah on Sunday. They will both turn into Elders very early on in their next week, and then Kevin will have that most important party of all parties: the Golden Anniversary. Until then, it is time to say good-bye to the O'Feefes.


  1. Oh I'm so glad this lovely home has some new residents! It looks like an action packed week for the O'Feefe's.
    I do like it when my Sims roll a wish to stay at home, but had no idea they would be fired if they did it a few times. Did Delilah not have holiday time accrued? Good for her though, I'm sure they don't need the money.
    Lovely New Year's Eve party! Looking forward to their next round.

    1. Yes, it seemed a shame to leave this newly renovated home empty!
      I suppose Delilah did have some holiday time, but not enough - she stayed home from work three days (without phoning in sick), and maybe she only had two days. I never checked. But you're right, they certainly don't need the money :-)


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