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, August 13, 2006

Round 3: The Kirkendalls


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The Kirkendalls: Round 3

Hm. Let's see here. Now what is wrong with the above picture? Oh I know. The Kirkendalls are all YA's. Yep. This is their Uni picture. This entry is about everything that happened leading up to their departure for Uni.

Round 2 found the eldest family member Esmond figuring out a way to scrape a living while still trying to attend high school and keep his grades up high enough so he could get to college. He opened a home venue to bring in a little cash. He left for Uni at the end of the round. Jacquan and Darcy grew to teen, while Temperance tried to gain some skills. Alright. To the present.


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Temperance didn't do a whole lot this round but homework, skilling, and talking on the phone. Here she is getting a nice aspiration hit for a mini-power want of acheiving 5 best friends. (Pop Sim). Still, no young man has come forward to make this beauty his.


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Jacquan has claimed Kricket Cooprider. I had thought Kricket would pair up with Rich and Jenn Yessam's boy Keith, but this is the way the crumbs are falling. These are a two bolt couple. You will see Kricket follow Jacquan to Uni this round. Here they are on their last date. Jacquan has just asked Kricket to go steady with him, and she agreed.


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Skilling, skilling, skilling. Ya know, wearing that light bulb hat isn't the most becoming thing. No wonder no boys have approached Temperance!


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Darcy is a Pop Sim too. Here he is fulfilling the same mini-power want Temperance did. He doesn't look too happy about it.


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Darcy has latched onto Mean Janie Jenkins. She has been mean to everyone except Darcy. They have two bolts. She wouldn't give Keith Yessam the time of day, and he is a Pop Sim like Darcy.


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Darcy did try a job for about....ohhh....one day. He got fired on his first day working in the culinary field. Oh well. The Kirkendalls are doing pretty well with money since they kept the venue open during the whole round. Darcy was doing it because he spun up the want to try it.


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Oh, what call is Jacquan making? It is Monday morning, after a long week of romancing Kricket Cooprider, and skilling. Temperance left for Uni two days ago on Saturday. Quick Jacquan! Make that call before the school bus comes! After all, you didn't do your homework over the weekend did you?


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Ah. He closed the home business. This could only mean one thing. I pause the game and put all the valuables and pu them in his and Darcy's backpacks to make the trip to Uni. After all, gonna need some cash and stuff to start a home with there.


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This house is no prize. It now sits empty. Will Esmond come back to it after graduating and remodel it? Will his vampire love Brittany Jayapalan be happy here? Will vampire kids roam freely here?

That's all until next round!




Round 3: The Uptons

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Round 3: The Uptons

Howdy. Here we are in round three at the Upton home. It is another one of those houses (like the
Schurzenjagers) where none of the original CAS characters longer reside. It started out with Miles and his studly Knowledge Sim grandpa Marshall. Marshall married fellow Fortune Sim Marisa Bendett, and last round had a daughter named Ocean, who grew up to child in the same round. At the end of round two, Marisa and Marshall had just had a son Jupiter. Miles had left for University where he shacked up with his girlfriend, Aquamarine Rosada. So let us proceed with round three.


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I really did think Marshall had a coupla days left for his hula party. Since I had not pursued his LTW or anything, (it was an impossible career want) I had to have worries about him dying in platinum. Well, luckily he was in plat. He died on Monday night. He had to put infant Jupiter on the floor during a bottle feeding to accept Grim's invitation to the great hula party in the sky. I was astounded. It looked like he had plenty of space left on his life bar. Oh well. Buh-bye Marshall!


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Cool inheritance picture. Marshall's death added $35,000 to the family funds. I didn't go nutz changing things though. They had most of the stuff they needed to live, after all. I did put down some new floor coverings and did some wallpapering. Having the extra cash would just make it easier to buy the expensive stuff Marisa would need for a plat boost to energize to keep skilling, working, and promoting. Miles got $9,600 whilst away at Uni. That will be nice to have there when I get back to the dorm he shares with Aqua.


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Well well. Looks like Marisa had to step in and take over birthday duties from Marshall. Isn't Jupiter a handsome fellow? The one thing I have to say from reading all the blogs on Fellowship I, is that Marshall Upton makes good looking kids.


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Here is Jupter pitching in to help make family friends so his mom can get promoted in her job. Errr....look who it is. Rich Yessam. Can't he make adult friends? First it was
Lilly Potts, now it is another child, Jupiter Upton. Oh well. No matter. Rich is tied up takin' care of Dave the Alien now, and the newest addition to his family, Ralph.


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Uh-oh. It looks like Marisa is getting overwhelmed with all the responsibilities that come along with being a single parent. Now she is starting to realize how much she leaned on Marshall to run the household.


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Being that Marisa has all that nice inheritance money now, and is starting to pull in a fine payceck from the Athletic Career, she gets on the phone to order maid and gardener service. Way to go, goldigger...errr...I mean Marisa!


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Awww, Marshall died on Monday, and here on Wednesday he is haunting already. He is sad. He misses his family. He didn't do any scaring since I did not get rid of his bed. He just floated around looking at stuff. Poor, poor Marshall.


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Well, looky here who came home on the bus with Ocean! That Busto kid shows up everywhere. I am eyeballing these two for a possible match. It didn't take long at all for their daily number to reach 100. There is a chemistry there!


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Here is Jupiter's grow up picture. As you can see, Ocean has grown up too. Gad! I didn't get her birthday portrait from toddler to child either. Dern. She looks more like Marisa. Jupiter looks more like Marshall. Anyhow, Ocean is Popularity Sim with an LTW to be a Celebrity Chef. She is 1 neat, 8 outgoing, 10 active, 3 playful, and 3 nice, and is a Gemini.


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Awww! Isn't Jupiter a cutie! I haven't paired him up yet. It is hard to keep track of everyone in this hood. I will take a look at the two houses that have the 'marry off 6 kids' want and see if there is a girly there for him. That is where we leave the Uptons for this round. Marisa promoted to....ummmm.....Coach. Next round she will hit Hall of Famer, and a perm plat.

POINTS THIS ROUND: Marshall passes, 1 plat headstone.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Round 3: The Yessams



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Round 3: The Yessams

Hey, here we are round 3 at the Yessams. Heh. I loved this round with Jenn and Rich. First of all, let us move back and review round 2. Alrighty. Last round Rich got a job in the Culinary field and made it as far as Fast Food manager, and Jenn went as far as Lieutenant in Law Enforcement. Mama J passed away in Platinum during a date with Marshall Upton, and Jenn and Rich had another son, Gene.

Fast forward to the current round.


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Awww! What a cutie Gene turned out to be. He loves to play with the fish. If you remember, this is the fish tank Jenn bought from Howie Busto.


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Keith has aged to teen. He rolled Popularity like his dad Rich, but unlike his dad, he wants to be a Hall of Famer. Good deal. That means that maybe Keith can keep from developing a spare tire like his dad has. Yum. But not if he keeps eating cake the nanny makes.


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Whoops! Rich seems to have a stomach ache. Well, Rich has had personal problems this round. He got fired from his job. Yes he did. He had advance clear to Prep Cook and was fired. He started spending nights outside gazing at the stars. It was rather embarrasing to be fired.


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Well, Rich is rather good looking in this pink sweat suit.


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Okay, okay, here is the abduction picture. So far in Fellowship, Craig (Benson) Jenkins has been abducted twice. Now it is somebody else's turn. Rich got lucky. Jenn is now showing a few of Rich getting abducted again, and is afraid of it for herself as well.


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In the mean time, Keith might be a-thinkin' Mean Janie Jenkins is on hot mamma. But Janie is really mean to him. Even though their daily score is 100%, and their lifetime score is over 80%, she turned him down flat for his first kiss. Poor Keith. They have zero bolts, so I really don't see a future there. No chemistry at all.


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Mama J finally makes her presence known. I had her urn inside, but I quickly learned it should be outside. She went on a scaring spree like nobody's business inside the house there. After I moved her grave outside, she stayed out there since she died outside. She now resides in the front flowerbeds.


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OMG...this is the most pregnant Sim I have ever seen in my life. Rich is huge. hehehe


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Another abduction picture. The One where everyone runs outside and shows thier dis-enthusiasim for the abductions. I love it.


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OK. Rich is going into labor. What's this? Jenn is holding a baby?.... but didn't Gene grow up? Yeah. Rich got Jenn preggers right before he got abducted. Isn't that the way it always happens? Meet Ralph Yessam.


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Dave is born. So, the Yessams have four boys. Keith, Gene, Ralph and Dave the Alien.

Summary: Rich was fired from his Culinary job again. I am thinking L-O-S-E-R. Then he goes and gets himself abducted. And like the last time, he got his job back again right away. So he presently stands as a Drive Through Clerk. Here he is just a few days from elder and can't even make it to TOC. Jenn is doing great in Law Enforcement, and is currently a Swat Team Leader. YOU GO GIRL!

POINTS this round: 2 new Sims born - Ralph and Dave the Alien = 2 pts.














Round 3: The Potts



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Round 3: The Potts


Erm, okey dokey. See how I have Abbygale's name up there on the picture? Well, that is the only printed name you will see in this entry. I go overly excited about working on the blog today, uploaded all my pictures to Photobucket, then realized there is no textual pics. I am not gonna take the time to do that today. *grin* On to the Potts saga.

During the
last visit, Ryan Potts found teen-like and admiration with Brigid Rosada. He then left for Uni. The rest of the Potts kids grew to teen, and Lydia dedicated her life to eating grilled cheese sandwiches. Alexandria found elder townie Adrian Chalmers to marry into her crazy family who brought enough simoleons with him to remodel the house and add a second floor. We ended the visit with Alexandria waddling around with her sixth child in life. Wow Adrian! You still have it where it counts!


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We open today's chapter with teen love. With four teens in the house, it was bound to happen. Here is Romance Sim Logan romancing one of the Profitt adoptees. Hm. Which one is this? Oh man! I have to go back and check out my last
Schurzenjager entry. Just a sec, be right back. Ok. That is Sierra there with Logan. Sierra is a Popularity Sim. It was pretty tough keeping 4 teens in the house happy....so they all had to get a significant other. Anyhow, Logan was lookin' for his first kiss, and Sierra was happy to oblidge.

See there in the background? Luke the Family Sim is talkin' to another Profitt adoptee, Knowldege Sim Angel. There wasn't any pics of her in the last Schurzenjager update. I know. Sad.


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Ah. It looks like Lydia has found another Sim who is nice enough to listen to alla her yap about her favorite subject, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. I have decided I like Grilled Cheese Sims. They are easy to keep happy. Lydia was the main contributor for aspiration points when it came to buying energizers and thinking caps for the rest of the Potts kids to study before heading off to Uni. Anyhow, the above Sim is Jonah Jenkins. If you will remember, he was
very nice to his mean sister, Janie Jenkins.


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Oh looky. Alexandria's and Adrian's new little daughter is here. Meet Abbygale. Hey Alexandria....you are one tough cookie. I see how you are casually waving hello to your husband after labor and delivery as you make your way to the refidgerator to feed the new baby. You sure are calm and collected!


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EEeee! Looks like Luke and Angel are gettin' the hots for each other! Yeah! Adrian is being a dutiful husband and washing dishes there in the background. Why oh why isn't it like that in real life? Huh?


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Andrian is very attentive to his own brood. Here he is helpin' pretty baby Abbygale grow up to toddler. Red hair. Well, good ol' SimDNA cheat. Adrian is a red head. Looks like Luke is gettin' himself some logic points there. Good for him!


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Things are progressing nicely for Angel and Luke. Look for them to be 'a couple' in Fellowship. Angel is acting appropriately shy and Luke is being a Family Sim gentleman. They have two bolts.


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Abbygale has a bad growing up. Right away she has some problem with her older sister Lilly. Gad, it has been so long since I actually played this lot I can't remember what it was! I find that I am not focusing so much on platinum age transitions. I don't want these Sims to live forever ya know. This is gonna be a big hood.


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Jonah helps Lydia out with her first kiss want. Yes, she did spin that up in her GCS stupor. I am still out on the jury with this coupling. They have zero bolts, but get along really well. I think it is just 'cuz Jonah is so nice, and would really be nice to any Sim. Heh. Lydia must be his charity case. Hey Lydia...looks like yer pullin' a wagon back there...must be alla those grilled cheese sandwiches!


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Awww, here we go. The golden couple of the Potts residence. You go Luke! He smooches up to Angel Profitt for his first kiss.


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Ok. I know all the Sims in this picture are really teeny. But I just had to take it. It is every Potts teen on an in-game date. Yes, I did four dates at once. Just because I could. From left to right: Logan with Sierra Profitt, Lydia with Jonah Jenkins, Luke with Angel Profitt, and Lilly with that townie boy that wears the green and black jersey. I can't recall his name in my game. Doesn't matter, Lilly is going to be single in my game. Darn Romance Sims.

Heh. Even during a date, Lydia talks about grilled cheese sandwiches. Jonah sure is understanding.


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Alexandria has sat Family Sim Luke down for a talk.

Alexandria: Luke, your mother is having another baby. I mean me. I am having another baby.

Luke: Wow mom, errr....that's great. Really.

Alexandria: Luke, you are a Family Sim. That means you will want to have lots of babies. Is Angel up for it?

Luke: Gee mom, I haven't really thought that far into the future.

Alexandria: *sighs* Luke, I am not even a Family Sim, and here I am knocked up again. Why do I need to have seven children? Because your step daddy Adrian is a Family Sim. He has a constant want spin up for babies. Be prepared, my son. You are gonna want kids, kids, kids, and Angel may have a thing or two to say about that.

Luke: Mom, your'e freakin' me out. I am only seventeen years old for pity's sake! I don't wanna hear about babies! (thinks to himself worriedly how thoughts cross his mind about adopting children already at his young age).

Alexandria Luke honey, you need to go to University where you can get the skills to make big piles of Simoleons because you will have a family to support. You won't be able to stop it. As soon as Angel pops out your first kid, you will immediately want to throw her on the mattress and 'try for baby' to attempt get another baby on the way. It is in your Sim wants.

Luke: Mom, with all due respect, your fulla crap.

So much for the Facts of Life talk between Alexandria and Luke.


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Little errr....who is this? Can't recall this little girl's name. *checkin' notes* Darn, I didn't write her name down. Be right back, gotta fire up the game to find out who she is. *five minutes passes* Okey dokey, her name is Sonja. Sonja Potts, number two for Alexandria and Adrian. This time Alexandria isn't waving gaily to Adrian right after giving birth.


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Awww, I think maybe Alexandria isn't too upset about having another child. However, she doesn't want anymore. She secretly has had her tubes tied. Adrian doesn't know about that. Sim babies are so cute!


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Wow, Abbygale is having a discussion with Lydia that doesn't center around grilled cheese sandwiches. See, Logan spun up a want to get a job in the Slacker career field. Erm, but excuse me. If a Sim is a slacker, they wouldn't want to work. At all.

Abbygale is discussing with Lydia how Logan became an Over Achiever. HUH? A slacker that is an over achiever? Yeah, Logan did reach TOC in the teen career field. He got the scholarship for young entrepenures...a Convience Store Clerk. Yeah. Way to go Logan!


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We end this round with that four dates at one time dealy in the front yard. This actually happened the day before all the Potts teens left for Uni. You know what this means... *sigh* I now have 25 Sims in Uni.

POINTS this round: Two new Sims, Abbygale and Sonja - 2 points.