The Sims Life & Times

The Sims, as anyone who plays can attest, takes on a life of its own. I created this blog so I could keep track of my sim stories and share them with others. I've always wanted to write stories but unfortunately I'm not very good at it lol I am hoping that just as my house building has improved so will my storytelling abilities.

My main family is called the Snookers. My goal was to move 1 sim into Relfamtown and see how the population would grow. I hope you will follow along with me.
If you would like to see all the stories in the Relfamtown series then click on Snooker Chronicles to the left and start at the bottom of the list.

UPDATE - Well since I had a major meltdown and lost Relfamtown, the Snookers are now in Sim Heaven and there will not be anymore updates on them :-( Out of the bad comes good though and Tesime is a new neighbourhood that I created for the Test of Time challenge. I hope you will enjoy their stories as well !

Want to start Tesime at the beginning ? Click Here
Tesime Family Tree - Click Here

Sunday, 19 March 2017 there anybody out there?

I cannot believe I started this challenge so long ago.  Thank the creator of the Sims2 data base for their program because there would be no way I could have kept all the residents of Tesime straight without its help.

Today I dropped in on the Test of Time Challenge to see how they were faring since it has been almost a year since I played them.  I was going to play the Benet-Gallant family but when I looked their oldest son was actually an adult. Pretty sure I must have skipped a round because Kole was not supposed to be the first 3rd generation to reach adulthood.  Did you read that? 3rd Gen child has reached adult !  That means it is time to FINALLY MOVE TO ROMAN era.  I am going to go with it and not try to determine what I did wrong.

Now I have to go searching for all sorts of Romanesque items.  Sure I could build the houses and really it should be part of the fun but I have never been a great lot builder and certainly will not be creating meshes for clothing when there is so much out there already. Course now I just have to find it.  If you have any suggestions please let me know !

My alterations to the challenge so far has been to shorten the teens from 15 days to 9 using elixir and going with 2 generations from here on in.  Wish me luck 😄

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Money Money Money : Round 11

Simoleans at a glance:

Round 11                         Cash on Hand                       House Value

Skin 1:
Stonegate                           § 80,658                             § 92,408
Lindt                                   §188,166                            §226,179

Skin 2/4:
Phan                                   §202,955                            §233,291

Skin 4:
Gallant                                §161,131                            §183,836
Benet                                  §150,526                            §173,080

Well isn't this becoming a close race !

Behind the scenes

Ida what ARE you thinking !

Monday, 2 November 2015

And just like that....sucked back in

It has been over a year since I last played with my Tesime family and I couldn't stay away any longer.  I have not decided yet if I will post updates on each round as I did before but I did update the family tree with all the latest comings and goings. 

The main change will be speeding up the rounds so I can finally move beyond the Neanderthal era.  To help with that I have reduced the teenage years from 15 down to 9 with the help of the Elixir.  Problem is making sure everyone is in the green before using it otherwise it ends up adding days to them lol that defeats the purpose as you can imagine.  So far it is working well.

Thank you to the creator of the Sims2DB.  Without that I would not know how I could possibly keep this challenge straight after so many years. 

Happy Simming !

Monday, 13 January 2014

Money Money Money : Round 10

Simoleans at a glance:

Round 10                         Cash on Hand                       House Value

Skin 1:
Stonegate                           § 61,485                             § 73,159
Lindt                                   §166,952                            §202,601

Skin 2/4:
Phan                                   §189,792                            §209,770

Skin 4:
Gallant                                §146,284                            §167,977
Benet                                  §139,737                            §163,222

Having the male child stay on the original lot has really taken the toll on the Stonegate's.  At least their relations are well tied to the Lindt's from all their daughters so hopefully that will result in a higher class in the Roman era.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Tesime - Round Ten : The Phan-Benet chapter

Ping and Frida were very excited for the new baby.  They spoke to her every day and played little games even before she was born.  The excitement continued when little Maylin arrived with the new parents doting over her. She was a lovely baby who didn't fuss too much at all.  Just after her first aging ceremony though she caught a fever.  Frida tried all the remedies the other tribeswomen suggested but it was not enough.  Little Maylin joined the spirit leader in the sky. The young couple was devastated and spent a great deal of time trying to console each other.
Phan-Benet: Ping, Frida and Maylin

Tesime population : 51
25 boys 19 girls
10 lots

Friday, 28 June 2013

Tesime - Round Ten : The Lindt-Stonegate2 chapter

For Juno and Gideon life revolved around their son Benny.  They helped him with his aging ceremony and spent many a day teaching him all he would need to grow into a resourceful man.  There was still time for play in any childs life though as Benny proved.  Juno was lucky to have Mother Nature smile on her again and she gave birth to another son, Lazarus.
Lindt-Stonegate2: Gideon, Juno , Benny and Lazarus