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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

The Capp-Contrary Household: Week 8

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Another Capp on my list is Miranda Capp, live-in love of Rick Contrary. Both turned into Senior Sims not long ago; Miranda is now 56, and Rick 63. They have been living at the Contrary's house for many years, but now that they are both eligible to move to the Senior Residence, I have them do just that.
They are both on Permanent Platinum, by the way, so I will control them very little.
It is Sunday early morning and still dark when they arrive. The other resdients here are all up and about, though, in spite of the early hour.
Beatrice Monty still lives here. At 83, she is currently the oldest Sim at the Senior Residence.
       
Clockwise starting with the brown-skinned lady, we have Delilah O'Feefe and her husband Kevin (formerly Beare), both 73; Jasmine Rai, 72, and Chaz Whippler, 68.
       
Last but not least, Natasha Una, still beautiful at 72. She is the first to greet the newly arrived Miranda and Rick. She is also the only Sim here not on PP, and fully controlled by me.
       
"I hope you like Grilled Cheese - if you do, you can have it every day," she explains to the newcomers. Miranda looks as if she can't wait to take Natasha up on her offer...!
       
Rick and Miranda move into their rooms with the few personal belongings they have brought from their former home. Both can't seem to stop coughing and sneezing.
       
"I wonder if this is a serious health issue. Maybe we are allergic to something here?" Rick wonders. "Grilled Cheese, perhaps?"
       
As the day goes on, the CleanBot breaks (again). It is one of the instances I have decided I intervene, as the Sims are simply not programmed to be able to switch off and repair a bot on their own initiative.
       
Rick and Miranda help cleaning up the mess...
      
...while Natasha repairs the bot.
       
At 6.00 pm, Beatrice Monty turns 84 - and dies. She has had a long and eventful life.
       
Jasmine Rai was her closest friend here. The others try to console her by starting another round of poker, inviting her to join them.
       
On Monday, Delilah greets Nellie Newson.
       
Miranda goes to work.
       
Of course, she has been up all night playing poker. Hardly surprising that she faints on near the garden gate as soon as the helicopter drops her off after work!
       
That way, she misses Natasha Una's last party - without grilled cheese, for a change. Natsaha was 74 and did not reach her lifetime want of eating 200 grilled cheese - she only managed 88.
       
Miranda wakes up feeling VERY cold and in desperate need of a pee - well, she makes it to the toilet a second too late.
      
On Tuesday morning, Kevin and Delilah talk about Natasha. Yet another one of their generation gone... who's next, they wonder.
       
Rick cleans up yesterday's newspaper.
       
He then tackles the overgrowing hedge on his own accord.
       
It is Wednesday morning when Rick and Miranda share a meal of leftover turkey (courtesy of Kevin) and talk about a film they want to watch later.
       
But before they can do that, I send the whole bunch on the weekly community lot trip. This time, it is Central Park.
       
Everyone seems to be fascinated by the "living statue"!
       
Other New Maximilianians are here, too. Some, like Björn Summerdream, enjoy a drink on one of the benches...
...while others, like Nervous Singles and Georgia Newson, play a game of Myshuno.
      
Gunnar Roque and Georgia meet the Unsavoury Charlatan. Interestingly enough, I think he does not manage to rob anyone this time.
       
Although he tries hard enough!
       
Back at the Senior Residence, Gunnar seems to have followed the group of elderly Sims to their home.
       
Today, it is Kevin to pick up yesterday's newpaper for recycling.
       
Meanwhile, Miranda cleans one of the showers on her own accord.
       
Jasmine Rai has been promoted to Ecological Guru, and this is her work outfit! It is not often that I see this in my game :-)
       
She dresses properly after work and starts on some badly needed gardening.
      
Delilah visits her late friend's rooms. Juliette Davis (nee Capp) spent the last years of her life here, and was much liked by all.
       
Jasmine interrupts trimming the hedge and pulling weeds as the Grim Reaper approaches her. She was 77.
       
Moments later, Mr. Reaper invites Delilah O'Feefe to follow suit. She was 78.
       
Poor Kevin! I thought he was going to die at the same time, by the looks of his lifetime bar.
       
Rick continues Jasmine's unfinished work while Miranda tries to console Kevin.       
The next morning, Rick and Miranda can't seem to be bothered to dress - they hang out in the common room in their underwear. All those deaths have gotten to them, I think.
       
Rick has even forgotten to eat and is nearly starving.
       
He just about manages to get something to eat from the fridge and then falls asleep over his bowl of soup.
       
On this Friday afternoon, Kevin greets Carolina Capp.
       
It was more or less the last thing he did, as he follows his beloved wife soon afterwards. He was 79.
       
Saturday is the last day of this week at the Senior Residence. Miranda starts it by cleaning one of the toilets. The rest of the day is spent at the poker table, with Rick nearly starving again.

Now that there are only three Sims left here - Chaz, Miranda and Rick - I wonder who is going to fill the empty rooms?

4 comments:

  1. Miranda is now 56, too young to go to move to the Senior Residence, i believe. And too many deaths... sadly

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    1. Well, she may only have been 56 in Sim-years when she moved to the Senior Residence, but that is the beginning of Senior Age for Sims - thanks to the programmers of the game! And as soon as a Sim crosses the threshold to Elderhood, they are eligible to move in there.

      While it is sad to see so many of the original Sims go, at least these all went happily and peacefully when their long lives came to a natural end.

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  2. It was a poignant round, losing so many original sims but what great lives they lead.
    Looking forward to seeing who the next resident will be. :)

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    1. After I have started New Maximiliania so many years ago, it is amazing how many original Sims are still alive! But of course that is "the natural" course of things.

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