Welcome back to Mesa Vista and Marie Sims’ household.
As I mentioned in my last update, from now on I’ll be posting shorter updates with less writing so I won’t get so bogged down.
“Does that sound fair to you, Moonshine?”
This was Moonshine’s second visit, and he let Marie adopt him quickly.
I thought he and Sake might get into a fight, but they were just playing.
When Marie went to Mesa Vista Country Market to stock up on ingredients, she overhead her friend Rebecka Rossi talking to Tiffany Zarubin.
"How are things in the Garden Club?”
“Very slow. As you can imagine, there isn't an abundance of gardens around here.”
That conversation gave Marie an idea, and she opened her bakery. She was going to need some serious dough.
“You got any fresh cookies here?”
“You expect me to sell any other kind? They’re in the case on the right.”
Being Knowledge, Marie had two bolts with quite a few of the men in Mesa Vista.
“How’s it going, Phil?”
Yeah, Phil Jitmakusol was kind of shy.
Business started picking up.
“I’m giving you a Best of the Best Award.”
And the dough started rolling in...
When things started getting out of hand, Marie hired Ramin Johnston to help restock her goodies.
At Level 6, Marie added another display case.
It was a good session, and Marie closed Just Desserts, leaving it fully stocked for next the week.
Jihoon Vijayakar was another guy she had two bolts for, but two bolts were a dime a dozen for Marie - none of them stood out as being particularly special.
So instead, she put her plan into action.
She now had her bronze gardening badge. She was pleased to be able to grow her own strawberries for her pies.
I’m pretty sure this is a lemon tree.
Yep, Marie had it all together.
“Smells yummy,” said Madeleine Mazza.
Her garden was tended, she had plenty of baked goods in her inventory, her skills were completely maxed the previous week…
“Very good, I’ll see you tomorrow.”
Meet Gabriel, now Gabriel Sims.
To distinguish his name from Gabriella Newson's, I’m just going to call him Gabe.
He and Marie caught on like a house afire.
“Now, the lady has funny hair, but she gives good haircuts.”
“Oh my gosh, Marie, he’s so cute. Look at those eyes!”
Yes! Yvette got her bronze styling badge. Maybe she can start charging for makeovers when I play her again.
After stopping at Outside Outfitters for some new clothes, they went to Pagoda Sushi for lunch.
“Are the robots here yet?”
Sssh. Spoiler alert ;)
Marie was going to town now…
*Dies from cuteness*
There wasn’t enough room for playground equipment, so Gabe got to test a mini trampoline created by NixNivis at MTS instead. He liked it and it builds Body.
Now Marie felt ready to call the Garden Club.
She added more landscaping and some stuff from Buy Mode that she thought they would appreciate.
That’s the second electrocution for Mesa Vista. Marie has also had a burglary and a fire. What luck!
Yum! Gabe happily stepped in to harvest the strawberries while Marie recuperated.
The Garden Club arrived, and so far, so good...
And the verdict was…
Marie got in, but didn't get a Wishing Well. I didn’t know that was possible.
Until Marie could get another inspection, we’ll have to settle for some more Gabe spam.
Yep, he’s officially adorable.
Marie added a pond, a flower bed in the corner and some expensive statuary, which she could afford thanks to the cash perks from Just Desserts.
Here is the entire garden dolled up for the next Garden Club inspection. The house was also expanded to add Gabe’s bedroom in the front.
Marie called them over again.
While they waited, Jillian Adams came home with Gabe after school.
Oh man… after this, I found out you must wait 70 Sim hours between inspections - it was going to be touch-and-go if Marie would get her Wishing Well before the end of the week.
While we waited yet some more, Moonshine, who is always a Doofus in my game, tried to play with the wrong cat.
“Un smelle vous finay.”
Just like Pepé Le Pew in a role reversal, non?
Sunday evening, just in the nick of time!
She made it! Sure, Marie had gone to bed, but I was excited enough for the both of us.
“I wish for someone who really stands out from the rest!”
We have a winner! Not. Seriously, I have rotten luck with the Gypsy, and now the Wishing Well.
That was a whole lotta work for a whole lotta nada. I think they’ll just be friends.
(No offense to Prof Blair Wilsonoff. Though I have a plan where he might come in handy some day…)
That ends this busy and fun-filled week. Bonne nuit, Marie et le chat noir!
Okay, I guess I lied about this being a shorter update (it actually has more pictures than the last one!), but I played it when I was still taking lots of pictures, and I really enjoyed trying to get her into the Garden Club. Beginning in Week 5, updates will be much shorter.
BaCC quick stats:
Sim count + graves: 45
Sim multiplier: 20
Just one more household is left to post for Week 4: my son Steve’s simself!
Thanks for reading and Happy Simming!