Hope in Dumpsters: The DITFT Starts

House Tour | Rules | 3 Cases

So here I start with the new portion of this challenge. Last time we completed the Dumpster Diver portion of this challenge. Now we move onto the DITFT (Difference in the Family Tree) challenge. This is a 15-generation challenge (we will see if we get that far) but the generations can be randomized.

For Bobbie, due to the dumpster diver roots, we decided to start with generation 10 and we will move through as we go. Here is the basic information on the general rules and the rules for this generation.


*Have Fun
*No cheats for money and whatnot. (only exceptions is if something wrong happens with your sims and you have to reset them or what have you) 
*For the split gens, you can have both for your heir of that gen (if possible) or you may hand it off to the spouse or even the spare of that gen. Or you don’t have to play it (Some won’t be able to because many of the split gens involve Ambitions expansion)

Generation 10

Option Two
Expansion Need: Ambitions

Private Investigator
• Become Private Investigator
• Complete 30 cases
• Snoop 10 locations
• Write 5 papers on findings
• Reach level ten of Private Investigator Career
• Go through 5 garbage and 5 mailbox
• Don’t marry (if you chose) or have kids until Adult

The reason we picked Private Investigator is because it’s all about digging through peoples stuff, or lives, and that is something Bobbie did a lot of with dumpster diving. Not only did we get a sense for the things many people around town throw away, but also lots about the type of people who hang around the dump.

Bobbie wakes up the first morning, day 22 on this lot in this world and she starts out by making herself some breakfast on the new stove.

I clearly need to get some more lamps in here, like ceiling lamps to help get light in the darker corners of this house. We have lots of small lamps, but it doesn’t always reach everywhere.

Anyway, after some breakfast Bobbie went to her computer (yes, it was pulled from the dumpster) and looked for work. Since we needed to get her into the private investigator career we searched and found what we were looking for.

Then, for fun, we had Bobbie job up to the consignment shop where we spent so much time and had her ‘stakeout’ the place. Not that there was anything for her to discover here, but it’s just such a fun little animation. (Oh, this is actually the dump, but I only did this for a second and then went to the consignment shop.

I did notice it was family day at the dump and consignment shop however. This family was in the consignment shop and a different family with a toddler had just walked over to the dumpsters. You can spy Bobbie just outside the window.

After this fun it was time to do some actual work. So Bobbie went home to her trusty computer and pulled up cases she could take.

The first case she did took her to talk with a gentleman in town and off she went. This job was going to be great for Bobbie. She got to dig into people’s lives, as she had gotten used to doing, but with some more social aspects.

She then had to go do some research at the local hospital on sleep walking. Don’t worry, she’s not at the hospital for any other reason, besides Bobbie can’t even get married for another 7 days.

With this case wrapped up quickly Bobbie took another right away. There is no reason to waste time. We have to get into cases that have us digging through trash, and staking out locations so we can reach our goals.

This one started out with talking to another woman in the neighborhood about her problems. It was then we were told we would need to dig through someone’s trash. That sounds just up Bobbie’s alley.

After learning who’s trash we need to go dig through Bobbie heads off. She had to start out by picking up the guys trash bin, who doesn’t keep their bins upright? Regardless, then Bobbie gets to work with gusto. Look how happy she is to start digging.

After digging through the trash and having a conversation with the man of the house we get the information we need to finish up the case, and so Bobbie heads back to our clients home to tell them the good news.

After sharing the good news Bobbie gets notified she has already received a promotion to the next level of investigator. Happy about her first full day as a trash rummager…errr…private investigator, Bobbie heads to bed. She dreams of her new job.

Where she will leave no stone, or dirty dish un-turned in her search for the truth. Trash doesn’t bother her.

She will research and study, check and double check facts.

Until the truth becomes known, like a beautiful butterfly emerging from a cocoon.

While I leave Bobbie to continue to dream I will say good-bye for now. So far Bobbie had gained her needed career and has gone through 1 person’s trash. She has 6 days before becoming an adult and being able to get married and have kids to carry on this challenge to the next generation.

House Tour | Rules | 3 Cases

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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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