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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Broke-Aspir - Week 8

Here we are back again at the Aspir house. Why? Well, Benvenuto Broke moved in only towards the end of the week and so did not get the chance to be played a full week.

Of course, nothing has changed during the brief time we spent at other households. Benvenuto and Pauline only just got married, and are happily settling into life as Mr and Mrs Broke.

On this Monday morning, Benvenuto invites his older brother (and only remaining living family member) Beau over - to stay. Beau, who has been rather unhappy living on his own at the farm the brothers inherited from their stepfather, accepts the generous offer with tears in his eyes and hugs his little brother tightly.
Of course, the two dogs Goldy (front) and Abby (back) join the family as well.
(I can't remember whether I have played a move-in with pets before, but I was amazed at how it took several "hours" in the game until the dogs appeared - you can tell it was already dark, while it was still broad daylight when Beau moved in.)
Pauline welcomes her brother-in-law with a gift of new curtains she has made for him.
It is Tuesday morning and time to show you how the converted garage, once home to Pauline's grandfather Luis Aspir, was renovated to better suit Beau's taste and needs. This is his kitchen-dining area.
The bedroom, where Pauline's handmade curtains look really good above the bed. Next to the bedroom is a bathroom, and the "garage" can be accessed via two doors, one leading across the porch off the main house, and the other one straight onto the drive.
Beau wants to prove it was a good decision to invite him to move in and prepares delicious omelettes for breakfast for himself and the newlyweds.
Later that day, Abby dies at the age of 32/33. Now only one of Leod McGreggor's pets is still around.
Beau has just welcomed Gavin Newson when his sweetheart, Desdemona Capp, shows up.
Gavin is influenced into doing some gardening while Beau and Desdemona catch up with each other.
What shall I say - after their... erm... catching up, Beau rolled the wish to marry Desdemona! He did not roll one single want about her while he was alone at the farm, but now he seems to have turned around his life for the better.
Pauline is promoted to Medical Researcher. Not long now, I guess, until she will have reached her lifetime want.
She enjoys a dinner of pork chops with her husband to celebrate the promotion. Ben tells her Abby's urn has already been taken to the pet cemetery.
On Wednesday morning, Pauline is up early practising surgery methods for her final promotion.
Gavin Newson is back - for more gardening? No, he and Beau are friends, and he is always welcome here.
While it is still dark on Thursday morning, Ben is out on the back porch playing with the RC car.
Beau has asked Desdemona over again.
Pauline is promoted to Chief of Staff. Congratulations! She has reached her LTW four days before turning into an Elder.
It is Friday, and Beau comes across his little brother on the back porch on his way to making breakfast. "Do you reckon it is going to rain later?" Ben asks. The brothers grew up on a farm and have maintained a keen eye for the weather ever since.
Nellie Newson, niece of Gavin Newson, walks by and is greeted just as Desdemona has arrived at the house.
While her uncle Gavin may be an expert gardener, she proves just as useful a guest by deciding on her own to clean Goldy's pet bed while Pauline plays with the dog.
On Saturday morning, Goldy is seen playing with the water wiggler in the back yard.
Mid-morning, Pauline's car pulls up in front of St. Simius. (This community lot is one of only two that were not originally Maxis-made - Twoyys4me made this, and kindly shared it with me.)
Yes, it's another wedding! The first EVER in my game to take place on a community lot, I think - thank you once again for this, Twoyys4me!
Desdemona and Beau make a nice-looking couple, I think.
Their guests - some townies among them, couldn't help that - applaud heartily after the brief ceremony.
Then it is time to taste the delicacies from the generous buffet. Doesn't Desdemona have a sweet look on her face, glancing at her brand new husband?
Roxie Sharpe seems to find some guests' antics on the dancefloor very funny.
Maybe you remember that Desdemona has several children. Her LTW used to be marrying off six of them. I say "used to be", because it has autonomously changed to "Reach Golden Anniversary" - which shouldn't be a problem now.
Anyway, she has three children: Catherine, her firstborn, toddler Charles and baby Carmelo. Only Carmelo is Beau's child, the first two have one of the Picaso brothers as their father. Sadly, their father died young, and so Desdemona is very happy not only to have found a husband in Beau, but also a good father to her children.
Here she is sharing a meal of hamburgers with her sister-in-law Pauline and her daughter Catherine, explaining to her that now they have an even bigger family than before.
Unnoticed by all - what with the wedding and all - Benvenuto turns into an Elder that evening.
On Sunday morning, Beau plays with Goldy, while Ben is watching fondly.
Pauline has chosen the room that used to be her nursery first and then her teenager's bedroom for some quiet time to herself.
And Desdemona? Well, that was a surprise, I can tell you! The baby was definitely NOT conceived during this week, it must have happened when I last played Desdemona's household. I don't even know whether Beau or someone else is the father.
Goldy dies peacefully, playing her last game of fetch with Mr. Reaper. She was past 30, too. Now all that remained of the Broke boys' life on the farm is gone.
For the last two days of the week (since the wedding), Desdemona moved in with Beau alone, leaving her children in the care of their grandmother, Goneril. But of course the family will eventually live together. I have just not yet decided where that is going to be.

This week brought a great turn of events for Beau, whom I was beginning to feel really sorry for. I am already looking forward to playing the family with the kids!


  1. this family did get a lot bigger and very quickly too. I hope the children will move with the right family. Beau single and lonely now and wife and maybe his new baby too. How things can quickly change in the sims.

    1. Indeed they can change quickly! I like to think that Beau really tried hard to keep the farm going, for the sake of his late mother and stepfather's memory, but he never really was cut out as a farmer.

  2. What a lovely round. I'm happy that Beau moved in with Benvenuto and Pauline and what a turnaround for him, marrying his Desdemona. I'm so glad to see St. Simius put to good use and it makes a nice change to have a community wedding doesn't it?
    Oooh, I wonder who the father is of Desdemona's child? We'll have to wait a while to find out. :D

    It was nice that Goldy and Abbey got to spend a last few days with a big family and while it is sad that there is no more McGreggor farm, it is great that they've all moved onwards and upwards. I very much like what you did with Beau's new 'flat'. :)

    1. It was fun to play, and I thought Beau lived in a big family all his life, as did his younger brother, so it would be what they'd really do given the chance, moving in together once more.

      The McGreggor farm will be deleted now, but only the version I have been playing. The original, untouched version is still in my game and may be lived in again at some stage.

  3. How wonderful to see the elderly Beau married off to the young and pretty "Desi" as she is referred to in the ASimWen version of Veronaville! I know she wants the rest of her children around her, and I know Beau will love having them around him as well, especially his!

    1. Thank you for following the suggestion in my comment and come here to read what happened to Beau in my game!
      Yes, they both want to live with the children, I have just not yet decided where it is going to be.


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