EPIC Tripp: Let There Be Light – 3.04

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Last update we had baby Lara grow up into a toddler and Belle dealt with missing Francis and his ghost visiting. We also saw Lindsey reach the end of the temple. So let’s see what we have to continue working on.

Generation 3: Let There Be Light

  • Cannot take assignments by mail until reaching level 10 archaeology.
  • When the heir(ess) reaches the top of the archaeology or science career, the light bulb is invented and lights can now be placed. Phones may also be used, as well as telescopes and microscopes;
  • Sims may now use planes to travel to foreign lands;
  • Indoor plumbing has been invented, so dishwashers, toilets and showers may now be placed indoors;
  • Dryers of any quality may now be purchased, and you may now replace the cheap washer with an expensive one.

    Gen 3 Mini Challenge
    Choose one:
  • Discover all potions and inventions during this generation (scientist). +3 points (Not going for this goal)
  • Discover all relics and assemble all totems (archaeologist). +3 points

The ghosts are starting to become quite a pain on the outdoor plumbing. It’s hard when you wake up in with a great need to use the bathroom and they need to repair the toilet to be able to use it. Hopefully when we get indoor plumbing it will get better.

The girls of the house sit down for breakfast. This is a day for studying for Lindsey and Lara. Lara needs to work on her toddler skills, and Lindsey is working on her archeology.

Lara gets a start on her movement with the slide. Getting the movement up is super important so she can go up and down the stairs as she would like. When we build a new house I want the toddler room downstairs.

Lindsey heads upstairs to start uncovering the artifact she brought home. There are so many in her bag and we need to hopefully find and authenticate 5 excellent ones.

Belle starts helping out Lara with her potty skill. This also needs to get to a level 2 where she can do it on her own.

Then Lindsey reaches a huge milestone for her. She has maxed her archeology, which also was needed to finish her archeology degree. Now we just need to finish up the aspiration and we will have unlocked multiple things.

Johnny visits and I am a little mad at him. Why does playful mean you need to destroy you sweet great grandchild’s dollhouse that she was going to use the next day?

After doing all of the work on the artifacts Lindsey needed to have some fun. She turns out to be a pretty decent dancer, but I learned she was dancing some Selvadorada dance. It was cute.

It’s Winterfest time again and the family gathers to sing around the tree, which has started becoming a tradition for this family.

The tree is decorated with a tree skirt and ornaments with garland. No lights, since there is not electricity hooked up here yet. Even little Lara got involved, by watching.

Decorations are put up on the house and the family waits for Father Winter to show up. A grand meal is created, skills are practiced, naps are taken. Basically it’s the best holiday.

When Father Christmas shows up presents are opened and everyone got something that they want, and that is a great thing, since that is not always the case with this family, and everyone feels like it was a great holiday.

Lara spends a lot of time with her grandma Belle, so her parents can focus on their aspirations. Since Belle and Francis didn’t get through handiness and painting ‘Nando and Lindsey are going to need to focus on it.

Lindsey manages to finally uncover and authenticate the final excellent artifact she needed. Now all she needs to do is give a good archeology talk and write a skill book.

Belle doesn’t have many day left, but she gets energized and decides to work out on her own. I’m a little worried about it, but she does great.

I know we haven’t shown it much, but ‘Nando spends a good amount of time with his daughter as well. He doesn’t read as good of a story and mom or grandma, but he’s a good substitute.

Lindsey is able to give a good archeology talk and all she is down too needing to write a skill book. She talks with her grandpa, Johnny for a bit outside.

Lindsey buys a journal and working on her writing skill until she gets to at least level 2. She just has to write a good skill book, and hopefully, level 2 will be enough. So, she heads to the library, where the forbidden devices live. Success!

Lindsey has officially completed the requirements for the archeology skill. She has maxed her archeology skill, completed the archeology aspiration, maxed the Selvadoradian Culture skill, and has reached the bottom of the temple. Not all of those were required, but we did them anyway. That means:

  • When the heir(ess) reaches the top of the archaeology or science career, the light bulb is invented and lights can now be placed. Phones may also be used, as well as telescopes and microscopes;
  • Sims may now use planes to travel to foreign lands;
  • Indoor plumbing has been invented, so dishwashers, toilets and showers may now be placed indoors;
  • Dryers of any quality may now be purchased, and you may now replace the cheap washer with an expensive one.

On the way home we get a notice to says Ferdinando has also gotten a promotion. This has been a great day for the family.

With the unlocking of indoor plumbing and lighting it was time for the house to get a makeover. We cannot move away from the wood walls and stone floors yet, but everything looks much brighter. We will leave one tub and toilet outside so we don’t run into people fighting over the bathroom.

Belle is getting so close to the end of life and she heads out to spend time with the gnomes. Not sure what caused Belle and Francis to commune with the gnomes so much, but maybe it’s because they tended the garden so well.

A moment of cuteness as Lara plays with her toys to build up her imagination. She is almost through all her skills, just needing an imagination skill and a thinking skill.

Then it happened. I was having Belle work on upgrading the new washer/dryer and the game called attention to her. I’m not ready!

Death initially spawned next to Lindsey, who was busy trying to to authenticate a new artifact. I decided to have Lindsey try and beg for Belle. We are ready to be without her!

Sadly, and for the first time, begging with Death failed. Lindsey has a high relationship with her mom, so I’m not sure what caused it to fail, but maybe Belle was just ready to be with her parents and Francis again. She is placed next to Francis.

You might see a glimpse of Kiana between the trees, there to welcome her daughter to this side of life. I will miss Belle, her beautiful violin playing, and her occasionally hot headed outbursts. I think that is a good time to end this update. I will hopefully have more soon.

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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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