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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

The Greenman Family: Gary and Jessica, Update October 2017

For the previous week at this household, click here.

The first of several households with the surname Greenman is located in this modest house.
Gary Greenman is one of Rose Greenman's former plantbabies. He has long since grown up, and turned into a full human as well. He is 55, and his lifetime want is still to marry off six children - something he will most likely not achieve, as he only has three children of his own.
One of them, his youngest, is Glenda. She is a teenager only three days away from growing up. Her lifetime want is to have 20 best friends - suitable for a Popularity Sim. So far, she has 11 best friends.
Glenda's Mum and Gary's wife is Jessica, formerly Picaso. Maybe you remember how, many years ago, her first husband Matthew met his three-bolt-love and moved in with her, leaving his wife and three children behind. With Gary, Jessica found love and happiness again, and had three more children.
She is 72, and her lifetime want has just changed for the second time!! Originally, she wanted to marry off six children, which is why she was so suitable for Gary. Then, she wanted to become Chief of Staff - but she was already an elderly lady when she decided on that, and it was too late. Now, she wants to raise 20 puppies or kittens - something I am definitely NOT going to attempt at this stage in her life. Sorry, Jess, you should have stuck to your first LTW!
Jack is the family dog. He has been around for a long time and is now 28.
On Monday, Glenda makes her best friend # 12 in her grandmother, Rose Greenman. Her older half-sister, Paola Picaso (Jessica's daughter with Matthew), becomes # 13 shortly afterwards.
It is Tuesday morning when I find Jessica dreaming about herself. Maybe she is dreaming about changing her LTW yet again!
Two stray dogs come visiting Jack when she is out to feed the fish.
Gary's best chance at fulfilling his LTW is to turn back into a Plantsim. He needs to spray plants for that, as far as I know, and so I have him do some gardening in spite of the inclement weather.
On Wednesday, the computer breaks. Jessica has learnt to be ressourceful and not waste any money on something she can very well do herself, and even now that the family is not so badly off anymore, she sticks to her old ways.
It is also the day Glenda sets off to college. We are soon going to catch up with her there.
And dear old Jack dies after a long and happy life as a much loved family dog.
Now that Glenda is at uni and Jack has died, Gary and Jessica decide to take an important step: They move to the Senior Residence. Last but not least, it is because Gary has heard that a little girl lives there who was adopted, but both her adoptive parents have recently died. He wants to look into the possibility of adopting the girl himself.
Tom Freshe still lives here, he is 75.
The same is true for his wife Ellen, nee Frost.
And here is Lisa! The little girl has something of a strange childhood here at the Senior Residence. The elderly people are very kind and make sure her needs are cared for, but they are not really educating her apart from once having shown her how to do her homework.
Most of the time, Lisa can do as she pleases.
Even if that means playing with the water wiggler when it is actually way too cold! Luckily, she does not catch a cold that day.
"Old" and new residents eat together on that Sunday night (weekdays have changed with the move).
Jessica and Gary waste no time - it is New Year's Eve, and they invite over as many of the Greenmans and Picasos as can make it.
Lisa proudly helps with serving cookies...
...while Jason Greenman, Gary's father, has the honour of serving the Baked Alaska.
Father Time appears while everyone is still eating.
Without much ado, he joins the party at the table - I don't think I have ever seen him do that before!
Eventually, he remembers what he came here for, and rings in the New Year.
On Monday, the New Year is off to a sad start when Jessica dies. She was 77 and really did not have much time here at the Senior Residence.
On Tuesday, the Freshes are up early (as is so often the case here at the Residence) and play poker.
It is also the day of Lisa...
...turning into a teenager. Her aspiration is Popularity, and she wants to become Hall of Famer. Should be easy enough.
The day is not over yet - when Ellen returns from work, she has Mr. Reaper waiting for her. Ellen was 78.
Poor Tom! Residents here are used to having Mr. Reaper as a frequent guest, but this time it is his own wife. The two of them have been an item since their uni days and went through a lot together.
Wednesday is the last day of this week here. In the morning, I give Lisa back her old hairstyle (she lost it upon age-transitioning). She seems to be glad about that.
After a spot of gardening, Tom decides to give Lisa a treat after school, and they call a taxi.
The taxi takes them to H&M.
Gary meets his sister Lavender Greenman.
As you can see, many other New Maximilianians are here today.
Back home, Lisa makes sure to greet Orlando Ottomas...
...before she goes to her room to change into one of her new outfits.

Well, this was Gary Greenman's week. I would have liked for Jessica to be around a little longer, but it wasn't to be.
Gary has been gardening (and spraying) plants all week - I even put fruit trees up at the Senior Residence - but so far, he has not turned back into a PlantSim.
Also, I have not yet found a way to make him adopt Lisa, not even with the help of the "Tombstone of L and D". Any ideas?


  1. I'm not sure that a Sim can adopt an existing household member as I assume the game considers them 'family' once they live in the same place.

    This was a great week though for Gary & Jessica- shame she has gone but what a nice Sim life she had, even if she never got her LTW- and how could she as it changed so often!
    It does seem to be luck of the draw with becoming a Plant Sim doesn't it? You either get it quickly or it takes forever, or never... we will see, :)

    1. It was fun to play, too, although I was a little disappointed to find out Gary can not adopt Lisa. She has quite grown on me and I am looking forward to see her through her teenage years at the Senior Residence :-)

  2. yay a new post! i know you don't use hacks but i've got something called the sim blender which lets you set family ties and adopt

    oh and father time eating food could mean corruption as he isn't meant to do that one time i was playing with my simself and the witch doctor was talking and hugging the children,i checked the hoodchecker and i'm pretty sure my hood was corrupted

    are glenda's college years next? she might have a chance to complete her LTW! and i'd give up on gary's LTW now since he is 62...

    1. I played this already two or three weeks ago and simply didn't have time to write and upload the chapter - life is VERY busy these days!

      No, Glenda's Freshman Year is not next. It is Geoff and Lavender Greenman's turn. I have already started on their week last night :-)

    2. and let me guess they are at the senior residence?

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    1. Hello Claude Mac, I don't know why you decided to remove your own comment; I saw what you wrote because I am notified via Google Mail and I could not see any reason for the removal.
      Anyway, I have visited your profile and would LOVE to read your Sims2-blog, but it is only open to invited readers... May I be invited? ;-)

  4. Sadness and happiness... Lisa seems to be a smart girl!

    Thank you for my morning read!

    Greetings, Bee :)

  5. The ways I can remember to change family ties are with Sim Blender or SimPe (and maybe Insim? I can't remember). Sim Blender is the easiest - it appears in the game as a plant and I used to have one on all my lots in TS2.

    This was an interesting read. I have a retirement home in my game, too, but so far there are only three sims living there.

    1. Thank you for your tips, Blackcat. I do have SimPe but have not used it in a log time - last was to create New Maximiliania and cleaning up all the memories etc.

      The number of residents at the Senior Home is constantly changing, a bit like a dorm at uni.


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