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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

The Dossers: Week 7

The Dosser's home is one I really like; it is not only a handsome building from the outside (Maxis-made, like  all buildings in New Maximiliania except for the Senior Residence and St. Simius). Also, I have spent quite a bit of time and effort on decorating and furnishing it so that it suits its owners.
Mickey Dosser ist 61, a Romance Sim who started out as a playable student on academic probation. He got his act together and became a rather well-adjusted man, reaching his lifetime want of becoming Professional Party Guest 21 days before Elderhood.
His wife is Jessie, nee Pilferson, a Romance Sim like he. She took a little longer to make her dream of being Rock Goddess come true, reaching that goal only 3 days before Elderhood. At 67, she is a little older than her husband.

As I said, I really like their house. But... these two do not have family, and are therefore eligible to be moved to the Senior Residence. They pack a few personal belongings and say good-bye to their house with the jaccuzzi in the bedroom and the bar downstairs.
What a difference life at the Senior Residence will be!
They arrive on a snowy Sunday morning, and I apologize for making you read about yet another week on this same lot - but such is life in New Maximiliania, and there will be other, younger households to play this round, too.
The two of them move into one of the mini-apartments with a double bed and put their university diplomas on the wall, along with a photograph of DJ Verse. She was one of Jessie's closest friends; they started out at the same sorority at uni many years ago. Sadly, DJ died in a fire not very long after she graduated and moved to a cosy little house in New Max.
Who else is still here? The two dogs, Cesar and Cilly, are both 28.
Chaz Whippler, seemingly unfazed by seeing Jessie walk around in her undies on Monday morning, is 78.
Now that the snow is gone, the dogs can use the water wiggler, and love it.
Miranda Capp is also still here; she is the same age as Chaz, and decides to clean one of the communal toilets on her own accord.
Chaz dies as he turns 79.
Miranda looks fondly at her cousin Tybalt Capp, who is 81 today. She wonders how much longer he will be around.
Well, not long. As he turns 82, Mr. Reaper finds him behind the house, just about to give a bath to one of the dogs (in spite of the water wiggler).
Poor Miranda! Now everyone she was close to is gone. It is Tuesday morning.
(Note the picture of Miranda and Rick Contrary when they were young.)
The dogs do not get quite as much attention as they would like to, and make friends with the mailman instead.
Beta Beaker passes by and is invited in for a round of poker by Jessie.
Gavin Newson follows shortly afterwards.
Beta is hungry (none of her hosts thinks of offering anything to eat) but still decides to mop up the dog puddles outside without being asked to.
Finally, Mickey remembers the fridge and gets out a half-eaten cheese cake.
I didn't know the dogs can actually sit in the bay windows - I knew they can put their paws up to look out, but not sit there!
In all the years I have been playing this game, I have never observed this.
Jessie and Mickey have been canoodling in the front garden during a thunderstorm. But Jessie didn't suffer for long; she took a shower and used the toilet and was almost well again after that.
On Wednesday, Miranda dies at 82. Earlier the same day, Cilly the dog died at 31 - sorry, I thought I had taken a picture, but obviously forgot.
On Thursday morning while it is still dark, our two lovebirds are at it again.
Jessie seems to prefer eating out of the bin instead of getting something perfectly good from the fridge.
Cesar dies today; now there are no dogs left here, just the two humans, Jessie and Mickey Dosser.
Beau Broke pays a visit. I think he knows the Dossers from college.
On Friday, Jessie and Mickey change into more spring-like outfits.
It is also the day I send them to my obligatory community lot visit. The day started nice enough, but when they arrive at Central Park, it begins to rain.
This does not deter the Dossers from having hot dogs in the park.
Dessert is a packet of chocolate bisquits each, following Nervous Singles' example.
Back home, it hits the Dossers in what a bad state the garden at the Senior Residence is.
But instead of doing any gardening, Mickey only mops up the dog puddles.
It is Saturday, the last day of this week here. Yes, the garden really is in a bad state.
Also, nobody has been taking care of the bills all week, and the Repo Man appears.
While Jessie is milking the cowplant (from Beaumont DeBateau's suicide last week)...
...the Repo Man takes the expensive armchair from the community room.

Jessie was 6 years older than Mickey. Now she is only 1 year older; she is 67 and he is 66.
The armchair was replaced as soon as the Repo Man was gone.

Who is going to join the Dossers here? Will anything be done about the sorry state of the garden?


  1. It's great to see Mickey & Jessie at the Senior Residence. Sad that they are now alone but the other residents had nice long lives.
    I haven't seen a dog sit in a bay window before- a cat yes, but never a dog! :)
    Maybe they can influence a neighbor to do some gardening for them! :)

    1. Mickey has rolled the want to influence someone to garden, but nobody came by until the week was over. I am now looking forward to play at a different house for a change!!

  2. I have seen a cat at the bay window but never a dog. I have also seen a wish that i have never seen before as well to toast each other, a very loving couple on holiday on date, in a restaurant. See there is still more to see in this game.

    1. Not sure whether I have seen the wish to toast each other before; it is possible but I can not remember exactly. Yes, no end to the surprises our Sims have in store for us!

  3. So many deaths! But at least Mickey and Jessie can live out their last remaining days together.

    1. I suppose it is the natural course of things when you play a Senior Residence. Mickey and Jessie could be around for quite some time yet, they are both fit :-)

  4. Mickey & Jessie are married in my game as well! Actually, she is his second wife...and actually, can't remember, but they might be divorcing...hard to keep track of two romance Sims and their escapades. She is also very involved with Ripp Grunt, and he has a few flings as's what they wanted!

    1. Funny that these two are married in your game as well! In my game, they have only eyes for each other and can hardly keep their hands off each other, in spite of having been married for so long, and in spite of both of them being Romance Sims.

    2. I remember now; they are not divorcing in my game, though I thought they might for a while. They have actually just moved from an apartment into a larger house because of having a child. So perhaps they will make it after all; they do seem to adore each other.

    3. I wish them all the best :-)


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