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Sunday, 3 July 2016

Guy Wrightley and Zoe Zimmerman: Week 4

One of the few apartments still lived in by playables in New Maximiliania is this the one you see here, with the steps leading up to the front door. The apartment is over two storeys, ground floor and top floor.
Two Sims on Permanent Platinum live here - which means (as you know) that I do not control them except for greeting other playables and ordering groceries.
They are Guy Wrightley...
...and Zoe Zimmerman.

Guy reached his lifetime want of becoming General 19 days from Elderhood, while Zoe made 20 best friends 22 days before turning into an Elder.
They know each other from college and are as much in love as they were back when they autonomously chose to be a couple, but even after so many years, neither of them has ever thought of getting married.

Something that has not changed here since I last played this household in December 2014: They are still sick with flues, colds and mysterious diseases nearly all the time, and they still hardly ever prepare group meals.
On this Monday, Zoe has just eaten her favourite dish (salmon - she nearly always prepares that, if she does indeed prepare anything). All that protein-rich food must have a strange effect on her body - look at the way she can contort her arm :-)
When Guy prepares food, it is - depending on the time of day - mostly either omelette or chili con carne. As often as possible, wherever one of them goes, the other isn't far. While Guy mixes the ingredients for yet another bowl of chili, Zoe cleans the counter.
They then swap places and Zoe cleans the other counter while Guy cooks.
They do love each other lots, in spite of "only" having 2 bolts.
Still on Monday, Zoe greets Ripp Grunt. I don't know why the ladies are so fond of him, I really don't!
One of the Ottomas boys; Orlando or Odell, if I am not mistaken.
That night at 6.00 pm, Zoe turns into an elderly lady. Guy is quite a bit younger than her; we won't see him age-transitioning until next round.
Tuesday morning starts with Zoe cleaning the stove. She does quite a lot of autonomous cleaning all week, but nobody ever picks up the party debris still around from the previous week, or empties the overflowing bin.
When Guy is at work, Zoe seems a little lost. Well, she could recycle the old newspaper, for instance.
Nobody paid the rent yesterday, so the landlord comes to collect it personally. I can't remember having waited long enough for this to happen before in my game.
Ariel Capp passes by and is greeted...
...followed by Christian Love.
When Guy returns from work, Nigel Newson and (background) Stephanie Stacks join the group.
Christian is back on Wednesday.
A rare occurrence: Zoe makes a group meal! I guess you can't make turkey as a single meal. This is Thursday morning.
Later, Zoe decides to clean the shower and toilet on her own accord.
Guy returns from work just as Carolina Capp comes by - jogging in her ballet outfit :-) Jimmy Phoenix is the colleague getting off the army helicopter with Guy today.
Guy does not forget to get the bills from the mail box - without me telling him to - but he does not pay them. Instead, he carefully places them on the pavement.
He has the day off on Friday and greets Roxie Sharpe.
Later, he cooks chili again, while Zoe contents herself with a can of juice.
She then greets Prezioso Picaso.
The bills are still there, red and yellow ones!
Guy has pork chops on Saturday for breakfast.
The Repo Man looks nastier than he is...
...he only takes away the curtains and a vase of flowers from the living/dining area...
...and another vase of flowers from the bedroom. He seems to be thinking he can't really take away much from this elderly lady who is already on the brink of starvation! (Not for lack of money, of course, but for lack of intelligence!)
Were it not for the landlord hosting his customary block party and the hot dogs served, Zoe would have probably died that day.
Later, she gratefully takes the plate of pork chops Guy has just prepared... for himself, actually.
Early on Sunday morning, Zoe starts building a snowman but does not get very far. Everything she does now is constantly interrupted either by a coughing fit or because she is nearly starving.
She is so desperate for food that she even eats the left-over rotting pork chops! Why, I wonder, doesn't she cook something instead? The fridge is nowhere near empty, I've checked!
The week ends with Zoe skipping rope in the bedroom while Guy is fast asleep. He will turn into an Elder tomorrow - well, their tomorrow, not mine. I will return to this household many months from now.

Is Zoe going to survive long enough to see Guy age up? Will they then express the wish to get married? Are they going to move to the Senior Residence eventually?

- - - 

We have reached not only the end of the alphabetical list of surnames with "Zimmerman", but also the end of this round - # 6 - of playing New Maximiliania. 

Before I'll begin # 7, I want to a) re-organize the 'hood, integrating the lots & houses from the other Maxis-made hoods, and b) play Sims 3 and/or Sims 4 for a while.

Also, in about 3 weeks, I'll be leaving for my annual Yorkshire holiday - something I am very much looking forward to, but of course it will mean no Sims during that time.


  1. Firstly congratulations on reaching the end of Round 6! I always enjoy reading about all the Sims and Zoe & Guy are no exception.
    I'm so glad Zoe didn't die from starvation, the lack of Sim AI is quite baffling sometimes isn't it?
    I hope you enjoy your Sim break and look forward to reading the next time you play. :)

    1. Thank you! :-) I have done a head count without doing detailed statistics (I'll do a more detailed census again around the end of 2016). New Max is now down to 149 Sims.
      Last night while talking to my mother-in-law on the phone - we usually have about 1 hour of conversation every few weeks - I started preparing the 'hood for its make-over. It takes a long time, because the game freezes ever so often when I hit a "dodgy" lot.

  2. well another round over. Oh dear that isn't a lot of sims to play, i bet some of them are near the end too at the Senior residence. I hope you can sort out your hood before you go away. Yorkshire is a lovely place as you most know.

    1. It'll still take me a long time to complete one round, even with "only" 149 playables :-) Yes, some will definitely not be around much longer, but there will also still be some births.
      I've been to Yorkshire nearly every year for 15 years now, and see it as my second home - last but not least because of my mother-in-law, sisters-in-law with their families, aunts and uncles, cousins and nephews and nieces :-)


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