Prosperity Fellowship

Prosperity Fellowship is a joint effort by the members of the Prosperity Challenge Yahoo Group. This blog is my rendition of what I do to the families.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Round 1: The Coopriders


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Title: Round 1: The Coopriders



YAY! I finally reached the family I made for Fellowship. Yep, they came last on the list when I did the draw. Heh. I followed the same path for Celeste that I had other families in the hood, and she put out a poker table to make some money. However, I had made such a big house for her, it seemed like as soon as money was made it was spent right back out. Anyway...I realized with Layce only working an elder's job in science, and Celeste struggling in the law enforcement job money was going to have to come into the family, and quick. Off to town for Celeste to find a husband.

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Why looky here. Celeste meets Mr. Big her first time out...at the Spa place. She had to go there to get a shower as she had to sell her bathtub that day, and she stunk pretty good. Apparently listening to stories about scary Aliens was OK with Scott. He thought she was pretty funny.

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The relationship took only three days to bloom. Celeste and Scott had zero bolts, but I figured I could keep them in love for money. Yes Celeste, it is always a big plus when you show up for a date in your negligé. Things are gonna pretty much go your way. Celeste asked Scott to marry her at the Love Maze place after a woo-hoo in the photobooth, and a lunch of hotdogs. (Erm...was that the lullaby she heard after she came out of the photobooth???) It worked. Scott said he would take care of her and her brood.

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Saturday was the day of the big wedding. Yep, I passed up putting Kricket's grow up picture here from Wednesday. We all know what she looks like, and besides I am embarrassed at the ugly house I had the Coopriders in. *sigh*. So you don't get to see any pics of that.

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OK here is the reason I didn't get my updates announced on Sunday morning like usual. I spent all day long building the Coopriders a beautiful victorian mansion with Scott's money. Yep. $70,000 simoleons will build a house, now. That is for sure. Scott seems to be comfortable in his new house with his inherited family. Way to go Scott!

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Risto got all excited and invited his steady Donatella over to see the new place. Don't they look cute singing together with the kareoke machine that was in Scott's backpack? Risto also took it upon himself to invite the headmaster over, and all the kids got in, natch.

Donatella got so excited with the excellent date she had with Risto, she left a kareoke machine. Risto put that in his backpack to take to Uni. In the meantime, Scott made $20,000 simoleons streaking at a party. Go Scott!

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Here is Michaell's grow up pic to teen. She rolled Romance. *sigh* Her LTW is to become a Criminal Mastermind. HUH???? Oh well, that is better than 20 Lovers or something like that. It will be interesting to see if that changes before she goes to Uni.


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Ok, I usually quit playing on Monday morning between 7 and 8. But I couldn't wait until a month from now to see Celeste and Scott's baby. I played right up until it was born. Erm....Risto...your mom is kinda busy right now to comment on your A report card.

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Cristian Coooprider, a boy. What a cutie! This is where we leave the Coopriders.

POINTS this round: 2 new Sims, Scott and Cristian = 2 points. Until next time!

Round 1: The Romas


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Title: Round 1: The Romas



Onward to anther 'teen raising kids alone' lot. Donatella Roma took lessons from Edsmond Kirkendall's experience to make money. Donatella too put out a poker table, and was rewarded with a start up fee of $22 simoleons for folks wanting to gamble at her place! Wow!

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Awwwww.... isn't that cute. It is a love letter, Donatella got from James. Remember James had a dream date with her. This letter arrived with the first delivery of mail.

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It wasn't hard keepin' Donatella in a good mood. She invited her real love, Risto Cooprider over a coupla times and they started going steady. Didn't get any pics of that. They will get together some in college. Donatella managed to sneak out and gamble some with all these wonderful Sims spending money at her place, enabling her to keep a nanny much of the time.

However, she wasn't getting alot of aspriation points. She was stuck on wanting to get in to private school. So one day she calls for a repairman to come and fix the TV. Arcadia the repairwoman shows up. I am thinking Donatella can influence Arcadia to cook a good meal. I neglected to put out a cook stove. So Arcadia ended up making lunchmeat sandwiches to impress the headmaster. I thought oh well, I have impressed the headmaster with burnt spaghetti before.

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Much to my chagrin, the hardest headmaster to impress shows up. Korey something. He wasn't impressed with Donetalla's topics of conversation, the house wasn't rich enough, she only got 20 points for tour. Of course the lunchmeat sandwiches wasn't impressive. The clock ticker got down to 1 minute, and Donatella only had 87 points. Out of desparation she tried the "Schmooze About Money" option. WOW!!!!! The score zipped from 87 to 111 points!!! She got 24 points for that, and she and her brothers got into private school.

Oh here are some growng up pictures.

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And.....

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Ok. Esmond had told Donatella about how his gambling rates went down when his little brothers grew up. Donatella was ready for that. She checked it out. $22 was now too expensive. But hey, she could still get $14 for people to gamble at her house. That was the same as Esmond's starting price. So, Donatella didn't miss out on any sales.


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You would have to know things were going too smoothly for Donatella not to get any complaints. Finally on Saturday somebody found something to complain about. The sink. lol Also on Saturday, Donatella's brothers got the "Made $5,000" marker....Donatella didn't get it. Isn't that odd. Donatella was doing very well with her business. It got up to a level 3 without her doing much of anything.

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And this is were we leave the Romas. Donatella called out for her scholarships and got SimCity Scholar and the Orphan Fund. Her LTW is to max all skills. She is along way from that, but will eventually make it.

POINTS this round: None

Round 1: The Norwoods


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Round 1: The Norwoods



What can I say about this family except THEM'S FIGHTIN' PEOPLE! Yes, the Norwoods provided me with lots of entertainment and drama. I suppose they come from a background of hard farm livin' and are upset about losing their farm. (Refer to Neighborhood and Family story). They gotta take it out on somebody. Looks like I have a Hatfield and McCoy Feud type thing goin' here with a little twist of Romeo and Juliet thrown in. (Well, bein' I live in West Virginia where the Hatfield and McCoys hail from, this doesn't really surprise me.)

Firstly, Bob Profitt calls Channing and asks him on an outing. Don't know where that came from, out of the blue. Channing is game for it, as he is a Pleasure Sim, much to my chagrin. That explains why he has been showing up on every lot I have played so far in this 'hood. As soon as all of the participants in the outing piles out of the car at the park, it hits me. Also getting out of the car is Corky Corkran and Dagmar the mail lady...both are Bob's loves. Hehehe

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Right away, Channing finds out who is hot. Of course, Dagmar, the Romance Sim. Romance and Pleasure get along. Channing puts a flirt hit out on Dagmar...wolf whistle. That set up what was to be along week of rolling in the dust for the Norwoods.

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Here we go. *SLAP SLAP SLAP SLAP*.

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The two men bitch slap each other for a while then that was the end of it. Channing gives the accusatory stare to the Player. Yep, it's my fault you just got slapped around.


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So, with the slappin' over, everybody proceeds to get a cuppa java. But on the way over to see the barrista, Dagmar stops to whistle at Channing. LOLOL Bob slaps Dagmar. Notice Bob's Aunt Sandra is getting an eyeball full.

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Another shot. I can't resist. Here you can see Channng's furious bubble for Bob. Whilst no actual fights too place during the outing, well, let's not get too complacent. They came later. In fact, Sandra Profitt is one not to be messed with. She followed Channing home and let him have it.

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When Channing got out of the car at his house, Sandra got out too. She followed him right into the house and poked Channing once, while thinking about Dagmar. I guess she was upset that Channing broke Dagmar and Bob up. Whatta romance wrecker! Channing didn't get a chance to react to the poke before Sandra took it to the floor.


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Channing is such a wuss. I had always thought the elders lost during fights but I guess not.


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Okey dokey. That is the Hatfield and McCoy part of it. Here is the Romeo and Juliet part of it. Wow....Beulah Norwood is a Romance Sim just like Bob. Hard livin' and hard lovin' for the Norwoods. Beulah and Bob have two bolts, if I remember right. Bob is really messin' with Channing's mom to get back at him. Really. Bob did a superb job of keepin' Beulah in a good mood. She was gonna need it.....

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Let us fast forward a coupla days. Channing and Dagmar have many successful dates. She kept him in plat so he could get promotions at work. Yes, Channing got a job the first day as a dishwasher. His LTW is to be a Celebrity Chef. I was surprised during one date...Dagmar rolled "Marry Channing" as a want. What??? Romance Sims NEVER roll a want to marry. I locked that sucker in. Looks like Channing found his soulmate. Anyway, turns out Beulah and Dagmar don't get along. I can't count the number of times they were scrappin' on the floor. I let it go. After all, the Norwoods are fighters. Here is Shasta rootin' for her grandma.


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On Sunday, I allowed Dagmar and Channing to get married. Wow! I had forgotten what a catch Dagmar is. She brough $15,000 with her and was maxed on all skills except logic. Well, her LTW is weak...she wants to be a Professional Party Guest. She got her wish, as she got a job that day as a golf caddy. That same day, Shasta and Maxwell grew up. Shasta rolled Family. Her LTW is to graduate 3 kids from college. Doable. Maxwell rolled Romance, and wants to be a Celebrity Chef. Doable. :)

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The Norwoods take all the cash Dagmar brought into the family and bought a new house, movin' out of the shack I had made for them. How they have prospered all ready! Channing has promoted to Prep Cook, and Dagmar is a Golf Caddy.

Bruce called out for this scholarships and got the SimCity scholarship grant. He has a few skills too but not enough to get any scholarships. That is where we leave the Norwoods.

POINTS this round: 1 new Sim, Dagmar = 1 point.

Round 1: The Kirkendalls


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Title: Round 1: The Kirkendalls



Gawd...who rolled all these families with nothing but teens takin' care of kids? My main problem has been how to get the kids into a good home and still keep money comin' in, and the teen not miss any school. Well, I finally figgered it out. Look at this.

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Yep, you see a poker table. Esmond built a simple house, with just enough beds for everbody and a bathroom. He built an outside bathroom for his gamblers. He has had $14 pouring per player pouring into his coffers since Monday morning when I opened the lot. What is it? Every Sim hour the entry fee per Sim is added? Oh well, it made for a nice tidy bundle so Esmond could keep a nanny for the toddlers Jacquan and Darcy. Since OFB came out, money seems is longer an issue. 'Course we hardened Simmers (without using cheats) know how to get around that anyway. This just makes it easier.

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Here you see Rich Yessam enjoying a slice of pizza. Still has no middle. If you will recall, Rich was constantly losing his middle on his own lot. He came sashaying over to Esmond's to gamble whilst in the same condition. I find it hilarious.


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At any rate, due to the nanny being there almost 24/7 during Monday and Tuesday, and most of the day Wednesday Esmond was well rested and found time to help Temperance learn how to study. But the toddlers didn't learn any of their skills like potty training. But more's the better. Low aspiration means a a shorter life span. :)


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Now something happened here when the toddlers grew up on Wednesday. All of a sudden all the gamblers left the lot who were spending lots of money. I couldn't figure it out.


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People would come by and consider coming onto the lot, but would walk away without spending money. Esmond would try the sales pitch, but to no avail. Three days went by before I figured it out. All of a sudden, $14 was too expensive. ??? On Saturday, Esmond reset the price to $7, which was now Average. I don't know what caused this. It seemed to be triggered by the toddlers having a birthday. The gamblers returned. Esmond's business eventually became a level 1.

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Temperance grew up while playing chess outside next to the gamblers. Temperance's aspiration is Popularity, and her LTW is to become a Hall of Famer. Thank got it isn't to have 20 Best Friends. I was gettin' ready for the onslaught of complaints, but nothing happened there.

So that's were we leave the Kirkendalls. Esmond called out for his scholarships...got the SimCity Scholar grant and the Orphan Fund grant. Didn't get any skills except maybe some cooking. Don't remember.

POINTS this round: None.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Round 1: The Uptons


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Title: Round 1: The Uptons



What can I say, except Marshall Upton is one hot stud. He proved to me time and again during the week in his house he has what it takes to make the women go gaa-gaa. Here Beulah Norwood takes a break from her welcome wagon duties to peek at Marshall in the shower.

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Here he is gettin' it on with Mamma J Yessam. In reward and thanks, Mamma J brings Marshall and Miles the 12th Century Song Dynasty Vace valued at $4,000. They immediately sell if for some much needed cash, as they only had $64 after purchasing their house.


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No huggy body kissy face pictures with Layce Cooprider, but here she is leaving the big screen TV as a thanks to Marshall for the good time. Miles begged Grandpa Marshall to keep that, so they did. On a different night Layce left the Florid Font valued at $5,800. They sold that and upgraded the kitchen and bought a cheap car to keep Miles happy. Marshall also bought the Mission style bed to woo all the women in his life in

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By this time, Marshall was spinning up wants to get married. *sigh*. I felt bad for him, but I didn't want to marry him off to *cough* any old ladies....as he had great baby makin' material in him. Didn't want that to go to waste.

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Poor guy, he is starting to get confused in his old age. So I sent him to the park to look for a wife. Can you guess who he thinks is really hot? She is one of the original Maxis Sims.

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I'll leave you to ponder that for ohhh....about a second. Here is Miles getting his first kiss from Aquamarine Rosada. Oh? What is this I see? Two family Sims? My favorite kind. Hehehe Looks like another match has struck in Fellowship.

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They make a really cute couple. Mr. and Mrs. Miles Upton. :)

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Marshall has to have a shotgun wedding. Miles insisted his old grandpa do Marisa Bennett right. She actually has one preggo bump here but you can't see it very well. She is rubbin' her baby belly under the wedding arch. Her LTW is to be a Hall of Famer, so she quit her job as a Hostess. She is currently working as a Mascot.

Doesn't Marisa clean up well? I thought she turned out pretty nice. I have never played her before so this is really a bit of fun for me.

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Remembering his days of flower power and free love back in the 60's when Marshall was a young man, he gave his new daughter a very hippy name. Her name is Ocean. Until next time.

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POINTS this round: 2 new Sims - Ocean and Marisa = 2 points. YEAH!!!!

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Round 1: The Yessams


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Title: Round 1: The Yessams




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Here we are Tuesday afternoon in Fellowship, and we find Jenn checkin' the mail. Well, Dagmar had come earlier that day and left the Yessams a fistfull of bills, even though they had just moved in...not really had any time to accumulate any debt. Jenn looks great in her pumpkin orange maternity jammies. Yes, Rich and Jenn wasted no time. However, Jenn had lucked out their first day in Fellowship, and has already gotten a job as a security guard. Her LTW is to be a Captian Hero. Typical family Sim. Rich is another matter. He didn't get his job in the culinary field until Thursday or Friday. His LTW is to be a Celebrity Chef. So he laid about on the sofa all week long watching sports and stuffing pizza down. That is, in between parties.

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No really. He had only one party, and his one and only friend came, Lilly Potts. During the day, I might add, when she should have been in school. Now I remember Rich showed up at the Potts house one day and sat all afternoon playing with the rabbit head with Lilly. Gotta love those Popularity Sims and their wants to make friends, no matter the age. Oh... looks like Rich has suddenly lost alot of weight. The graphics in the Yessam house constantly had Rich losing his middle.

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Mamma J invited her sister Beulah Norwood over and they quickly became best friends. Oh my, I can see the family resemblence. Mamma J is having a tough time. She has constant wants to gain skills, but it takes her so long because of her age, she is back down to green in no time after gaining a point. I don't thing she will live long. She makes a great granny though.

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Jenn gave birth in the middle room of the house. I really didn't do much of anything to the house except add furniture. They had a boy named Keith. Looks like he has Rich's coloring, and a full face like his mamma.

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Malcome Landgrabbe happened to be walking by the house when Keith made his way into Fellowship. Of course he came rushing in to give his approval of the process, even though he had never met the Yessams. Landgrabbe has his hands in everything.

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By the end of the week, Jenn had promoted to Desk Sargent and Rich managed to promote to Fast Food Shift Manager. And that is where we leave the Yessams.

POINTS this round: 1 new Sim - Keith = 1 point