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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

The Greenman Family: Lavender and Geoff, Week 4

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The next name on our alphabetical list of Greenmans is Geoff. His surname was Rutherford until he married Lavender Greenman. She is actually a Romance Sim with the wish to have 20 lovers - but her mother, Rose Greenman, wanted to marry off six children (until she changed her lifetime want, that is!), and so Lavender married.
She has never regretted it, even though it was not her original plan.

When we arrive at the Greenman's house, it is Thursday morning. Geoff is 69 years old, and we find him in the bathroom, where he has just cleaned the tub on his own initiative. He became Rock God nine days before turning into an Elder, which put him on Permanent Platinum - meaning I hardly ever tell him what to do.

There is Lavender. She is 60.

Of course Geoff knows about his brother-in-law, Gary Greenman, having moved to the Senior Residence with his wife Jessica, where she died recently. "Maybe we should live there, too..." he muses.

And off they go!

Lavender happily greets her brother Gary.

Then the newcomers join Gary and Lisa Gieke (you remember the girl who more or less accidentally ended up living at the Senior Residence) in the dining room.

Gary has been busy with the fruit trees planted in the front garden. They bear excellent fruit. But then you would not expect anything less from a member of the Greenman family and former PlantSim, would you!

It is now Friday morning. Geoff, not controlled by me, is very hungry but does not want to leave his wife alone with Tom Freshe, another resident here.
Tom is 79, by the way, and Gary is 62.

Later, he has coffee while Lavender eats cookies.

Today it is Lisa's turn to harvest apples and lemons.

Tom greets Odell Ottomas.

Lisa is happy - someone her age to talk to! She decides to offer the young man some dinner, but you can tell she is not the most accomplished cook.

"I wonder whether he'll notice the slightly burnt taste," she thinks. Odell seems to be rather interested in his hostess - more in her than in the food she has put in front of him!

Ooooh! Love is in the air... not just the smell of burnt chili :-)

Saturday morning sees the Greenmans resting on their bed. "Did you imagine life to be like this when you grew up? I know I didn't - but I can't say I don't like it," Lavender muses.

A very rare occurrence: Lavender eats her meal not in the dining room, but in one of the small apartments. I wonder why; nothing stopped her from using the tables and chairs in the dining room.

Lavender's mother Rose is paying them a visit. She wants to see where her son, daughter and son-in-law now live. Lisa greets her politely.

Stephanie Stacks, Odell Ottomas and his brother Orlando are guests for the day.

The girls get along very well.

Sooner or later, most guests end up at the poker table. Rose (on the settee in the background) is probably wondering whether this is a good place for a young girl to grow up.

It is Sunday morning, and the Greenmans enjoy some quiet time in the common room.

At 11:03 am, Tom Freshe dies at the age of 82. An unusal time to die - normally, Mr. Reaper times his visits at around 6:00 pm.

To put everyone in a better mood, the Greenmans decide to visit one of the beautiful parks.

Lisa bumps into Stephanie Stacks again.

The Greenmans all order food at the counter.

Stephanie, one of the Capp girls and Lisa discover the "tree house" and retreat there for a girly chat.

Geoff...!!! Every now and then, being a Romance Sim shows... but don't worry, he may find Isabella Indie very attractive, but he truly loves his wife.

And she knows she can trust her Geoff.

Back home, Lavender does some Yoga.

Early Monday morning, Gary is once more spraying his fruit trees.

Lisa is out trying to catch glow bugs.

On Tuesday, Stephanie is here again and unsuccessfully tries to pick the piece of cake from the cow plant.

Harvest time again for Lisa!

It is Wednesday, and the last day of the week at this household. A long time ago, Geoff Rutherford shared a house with his best friend Connor Reamon. Connor later married a girl from Twikkii Island, Carla. Carla spent her last years here at the residence, and the photo she kept of Connor is still here. Today, Geoff goes to look at it for a long time.

Lisa discovers how much more fun the water wiggler actually is in summer than in winter.

The Greenmans share a tender moment.

And then, at 6:00 pm, Geoff is met by the Grim Reaper. He was 75 or 76.

Lisa sighs. Another one gone. For a young girl, she has seen so many elderly people have their Grimmy Party; she knows nobody will stick around for very long, unlike the wombrat who seems to be immortal.

Who is going to move in next? How old are Lavender and her brother Gary going to be? Are they both going to make fresh attempts at reaching their LTWs? When will Lisa leave for college?


  1. are some of the grunts eligible for the senior residence? anyway lovely post tom was one of the oldest sims wasn't he! poor lisa surrounded by death maybe thats why she wants to become an athlete;so she wont die lol

    1. Not sure about the Grunts, as it's been so long ago I last played them :-)
      Yes, it is rare for a Sim in my game to make it past 80 like Tom did.
      Lisa seems to have a rather pragmatic approach to death; for her, it's a natural thing that an old life ends at some stage, she's grown up with it.

  2. well ripp grunt will most likely be eligible but he cant complete his LTW straight away as goneril had died! and buzz will most likely die pretty early

    you mentioned twoyys4me (sorry if i got the name wrong) gave you the sims 2 store and sims stories furniture clothing etc,is there anyway i'd be able to get them myself?

    1. You are certainly better informed about my Sims than I am - I have to re-read their previous weeks when I start playing a household from long ago :-)

      If I have your email address (I think I do), I can try and send you the downloads, I guess Twoyys4me has nothing against that.

    2. thank you you already have my email address from when you sent the senior residence i hope its not a problem for twoyys4me

  3. Dear Meks,

    thank you for my morning read.

    Greetings, Bee :)

  4. I'm not sure how I missed this post! I've been off work this week and still have no time to play my Sims- sigh. I do love reading about yours though and the senior residence is a great place for your Elders to go. I can't wait to see how it all works out for young Lisa. :)

    I've been in touch with Callum and sent the files. :)

    1. I know what you mean - sometimes my time off gets filled with things to do, places to go and people to see quicker than I can say "Sims"! :-)
      I really have grown to like Lisa, and am looking forward to finding out what she'll do and where she'll live (and who with) eventually.

      Thank you for helping Callum out when I couldn't - I hope I was not imposing on you too much there.

    2. No imposition at all, always happy to share, :)

  5. yeah thanks for the help both of you i really appreciate it


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