EPIC Tripp: Sound of Music – 2.04

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Generation 2: Sound of Music

  • Starting with the sims of generation 2, if the heir or spouse masters the painting skill, walls and floors may be any material. If this generation doesn’t complete this, it will be up to future generations to gain the necessary skill.
  • Starting with the sims of generation 2, if the heir or spouse masters the handiness skill, thermostats are unlocked. If this generation doesn’t complete this, it will be up to future generations to gain the necessary skill.
  • Once heir reaches the top of the music or painting careers, radios are able to be purchased and used.

    Gen 2 Mini Challenge:
  • Make at least 1,000 simoleans by busking. +3 points

We are going to jump in right where we left off after last post. Francis instantly starts teaching Lindsey to walk right after she grows up. This helps boost her movement up right away.

He then brings her downstairs to get her some food and some for himself as well. After a quick bite to eat Lindsey starts playing on the slide. It’s not as fun as she would like as the slide still feels scary to poor little Lindsey who becomes sad because of it.

After playing around on the slide for a while she moves onto her dollhouse, or rather her mother’s old dollhouse. There she plays with the dolls and works on her imagination.

After playing for quite a while Lindsey is hungry and her birthday cake is available to eat. This of course puts her into a sugar rush, and she loves sugar and wants it all the time now.

Everyone was getting tired and wanted to go to bed except for Lindsey. She gets up after eating cake and wanders out to the far corner of the lot to make a mess. We decide to let her for now.

Her mom finally wrangles her and puts her to bed with a story. Belle remembers how much she loved her mom telling her stories at bedtime when she was a little girl.

While boy guys are a work later in the week the girls have a girls lunch at home once all the chores in the garden are done for the day.

Francis is always willing to read to his little girl, especially since he needs to read books to her for 2 hours to reach his milestone. He finishes that milestone this day, as well as the 10 social interactions he needed. The new goals all revolve around homework, and Lindsey in high school, so they will have to wait.

Then, the thing I was dreading happening comes to pass. We see Johnny salute into the sky and law down in his bedroom. Kiana runs in and becomes incredible sad.

The grim reaper shows up, and not knowing exactly what the Wail about Loss would do Kiana performs this action, and miraculously Johnny is back with us. I know he only has a few more days with us, but he makes the most of them. Spending time with Lindsey, Belle, and Kiana. Then he heads off to work a couple of days later and when he returns it’s his time. For real this time.

So long Johnny. He made it to level 8 in the military career and almost reached the final milestone in the collectors aspiration. We didn’t change it until he was almost all the way through adulthood so he did well with the time he had left. Everyone is very sad about losing Johnny. Lindsey goes into a tale spin, as does her mother. Both waking up sad and angry almost daily.

Kiana throws herself into spending more time with her granddaughter. Talking with her, and teaching her to say please and thank you. She teaches her to talk to help her communication skills, hugs her lovingly often and tries to help the little girl cope with such a loss.

The family continues to cope and head to work regularly. Belle has reached the ability to start down the musician track and had to buy a piano to be able to practice. It is put downstairs by the flower bench, and Belle is learning it quickly. Johnny is up to level 4 in culinary I believe now, but little Lindsey is struggling with her skills. She has maxed the potty and movement, but everything else is pretty far behind where it should be.

I know this update is a little shorter, but it feels like a good place to stop. Johnny never managed to max any skills but he was up to level 7 in multiple skills, and he loved his family. He is buried in the garden among the trees.

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I have been playing sims since TS1 and even played a little bit of the PS2 version and the mobile versions over time. Once I discovered challenges for TS2 I never looked back. I love the sims, the families I've been able to make, and play through the years and connecting with people about them. I work from home doing Salesforce Data Validation for my company, have 2 cats I adore and have a million hobbies I feel like I will never have time to completely explore.

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