EPIC Tripp: Sound of Music – 2.05

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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

Last update we sadly said good bye to Johnny Tripp (Vest) and the whole family was very sad. Kiana threw herself into helping her granddaughter get as skilled as she could. Belle and Francis threw themselves into their work.

As we check in with the family we see Kiana is still working with Lindsey as much as she can. First we see her sharing some stories with Lindsey. Kiana is still the best story teller.

Story time moves upstairs to Lindsey’s bedroom where Kiana tucks her in and finishes up the stories she was telling. Lindsey is such a good little girl, although she tends to wake up angry from being hungry….somehow she seems to always wake up super hungry.

To counter the fact that food is usually put in the fridge now where Lindsey can’t get to it on her own we make sure she has fruits and veggies in her inventory so she can have a quick snack first thing in the morning.

Kiana continues to head out first thing in the morning to tend to her garden. That is where we are zoomed to while she was checking on the trees near Johnny.

Kiana has done all she can to prepare her family for the future. With her beautiful, large garden and the house she helped make possible in the background Kiana lay down near Johnny’s grave. Everyone else was asleep.

Johnny’s grave is just off screen to the left, and as grim takes Kiana to join him in the afterlife Belle rushes out and cries, followed quickly by Lindsey. She loved her grandma and is very sad to have lost both grandparents already.

This, sadly, started a complicated mixture of trying to cheer up Belle and Lindsey at different times, as well as having to coordinate time off so that someone was home with Lindsey. Every time a parent left she got super sad at being “abandoned.” It was hearbreaking. So Belle took the first day with Lindsey and sat the table letting her talk about her toys.

While Belle was out working on keeping the garden fertilized (we are shrinking it a fair amount now) I see a shape move by her. I look around and find Johnny’s ghost, angry, kicking over the trashcan. He appears to be angry about his shoes being wet.

He sits next to his son in law, who asks him about his mood, and that’s when Johnny expresses his shoes being wet. So Francis tries to cheer him up.

Even though he’s still not happy Johnny does a very nice thing for his grieving family and does the laundry for them. It’s actually very helpful as no one has had the mood to be able to do it.

Lindsey is now two days away from aging up. She is only at a 2 in thinking, and a 4 in imagination and communication. So she spends the next morning watching her dad and mom, a lot. She follows them around the house and out into the garden.

Later she watches her mom play the piano for a while, while Belle worked on her mood in the process.

Lindsey then sits down for some food with her dad where she starts asking why. After food additional watching is done, as well as more asking of why and while I watch the bar inch up she amazingly is able to get up to thinking 5. Watching is certainly a quick way to level up that skill, which I have learned by reading Teresa’s blogs. In between all this watching she also played with her dolls and finished up imagination as well.

Communication is the last skill left and from reading the blogs I remember that talking with Blarffy is the fastest way to skill this up. Since poor little Lindsey is still feeling sad and hurt about Johnny and Kiana she talks with the bear and hugs the bear and right away she’s reached level 5. That means my second ever toddler is going to be Top Notch!

The next day is Lindsey’s birthday. Francis starts out by making a strawberry cake, which seems to be a favorite of everyone in this house. Belle then grabs Lindsey and taker her to the cake. Her eyes get so wide, it’s so cute!

Now for the moment of truth. What will Lindsey look like as a child. Surrounded by the “fire” of growing up Lindsey grows up into a child with the top notch toddler trait and a 2 in all of her skills right off the bat.

She is very cute, but we do take her and get a bit of a makeover on her clothes. The hair we leave in a braid down her back. This is pre-makeover of course, and she is still adorable.

With that, this update will end. Lindsey will get started on learning all her skills and doing her homework, which will make her dad happy so he can help her. Belle is up to level 6 in her career and should be able to finish it up easily enough. She loves to play her instruments.

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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.

2 thoughts on “EPIC Tripp: Sound of Music – 2.05”

  1. I finally realised what I love so much about these guys; you manage to write them in a kind of half-commentary, half-their story style. Which works so well when you’re talking about their feelings, etc. It’s both sad and lovely that Kiana was close by Johnny’s grave when she died. They obviously loved one another right to the end.


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