I started reading a blog about this type of challenge and it seemed like a lot of fun and it’s short. I was wanting to do something a little different last night so I started this challenge.
Meet Bobbie Hope, she is a young adult sim to is going to reach her goals by dumpster diving. I gave her the traits Slob, Gatherer, Eccentric, Mooch, and Frugal. She loves folk music, hot dogs and the color green. She starts 18 days from adult hood, so we adjust the life meter to make sure she gets her full 21 days, and give her a big lot beside the junkyard, which has dumpsters.
After zeroing out her bank account so all she starts with is the land and nothing more I send her over to the junkyard. She opens up a dumpster and dives right in.
Taking turns hoping from dumpster to dumpster Bobbie continues like this for most of the rest of the day, barely even noticing all the people who come to the junkyard.
Eventually, towards the end of the day, Bobbie has company at the dumpsters, it’s the girl from earlier who thought Bobbie should maybe use a disguise.
Day one’s haul is placed on Bobbie’s lawn. The bugs are quickly sold, as are the stones (I would love to have smelted or cut them, but with the fact she has no money yet there was not enough to do that with yet.) Additionally there was a clock and a food processor found, but we did not have the money for a wall, or a counter top so they were sold outright.
Bobbie is hungry so we head to Central Park to see if anyone has some food out and turns out she is in luck. There is someone and she mooches some food off of him and heads to a different picnic table to eat her food.
Bobbie then heads back home, of her free will, and pulls a book out of the bookcase she found and starts to read. It’s not a skill book, but one on curses.
Knowing there are beds at the fire station (thank you other blogs) I send Bobbie there to get some sleep. She doesn’t go on her own, as she wants to go home, but there is no bed, so I force the issue and get her to sleep.
The next morning she awakes feeling ready to head back to the dumpsters. First she takes a quick shower at the firehouse, and then mooches some food from their fridge as well.
Back at the dumpsters Bobbie gets started at diving in. She takes to it with decent gusto, but seems to be open to doing almost anything else as well. She does look super happy to be getting started for the day though.
Partway through her day it seems she started drawing the ire of certain visitors to the junkyard. What’s funny is, shortly after this he jumps into a different dumpster. She was in it first buddy!
As the evening begins to wrap up we have Bobbie dive one more time to gather as much as she possibly can for day 2. We keep hoping we will find a bed before too long. Additional people seem to be getting the hint that you can find all kinds of things diving in the dumpsters, but most don’t stay past one dive.
The haul for day 2 is put out on the long, over to the side. We have additional wall pieces now, and we had enough money to buy a wall to hand them on. The bugs were sold, and so were the rocks again.
Having a successful day of dumpster diving Bobbie heads to a local park where she sees some people having a picnic. She heads over and sits right now next to the first woman and manages to bum some food. The woman immediately gets up and walks to the next blanket over. Perhaps she didn’t want to sit so close to smelly Bobbie.
While at the park she decides to sit and read her book on curses some more, so to a picnic bench she goes and sits down to read for a bit.
Finally getting super sleepy for the night Bobbie makes her way back to the fire station to see if she can bum a bed again. No one is around so she heads right back up to the beds and slips in for the night.
Day two draws to a close and we can report no items have been bought so far, but multiple meals have been mooched and the firehouse bed and showers have been used a couple of times.