Chapter 1.3 – Expansions

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Am I in an Apocalypse Challenge? This happens a lot there, even with full control of my sims. Our lovely Siobhan has just pee’d herself and then faints right away after that. Is it too hard to ask that non-playable sims take care of themselves? Jeez

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Twice. Twice she’s passed out before she’s popped out that baby. Come on girl! Also, notice that she went allll the way around the house to pass out this time. What the hell is up with that?

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And she finally had the baby! Welcome our heir, Elias Swift! Welcome to the family, Elias!

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New sink in the bathroom! woo!

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Awe! Look at Daddy Aaron! He loves his baby boy!

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We sent Aaron on a collecting run. We got our bill notice and the new sink meant we couldn’t afford them. So he’s out earning some money

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And while he’s out collecting, Siobhan is ignoring the baby. Stop stuffing your face and take care of your kid! AGH!

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Whoops! That woohoo wasn’t planned! (Or was it? *shifty eyes*)

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Oh look! We’re expecting another nooboo! Just another kid that Siobhan will be able to ignore. But yay for a new baby!

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Hmmm. I know he needs to work on getting a promotion and what not, but don’t wake the baby!

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We added the last addition to the house, the kid’s bedroom. So now the only thing left to do is floor/wall coverings and upgrades to all of our stuff. We’re making progress!

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Well, I’m glad that the new couch is getting some use…But I wish she would spend some time with Elias…Aaron does all the parenting in this household.

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And we still like to spend time in the bathroom on our phone. She could at least clean the sink while she’s in there, but no. We like to play games instead.

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We have windows! And we updated the front door of the house!

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There’s a lot going on in this picture so bear with me here: 1) Notice the new floor? That’s right! The whole house now has flooring! woo! 2) Aaron is pulling a Siobhan and ignoring Elias. Put down the violin and take care of the baby! 3) Siobhan didn’t take care of her dirty dish from breakfast. She was playing on her phone, no doubt.

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Elias had a birthday! He’s a cutie! His trait is geek and his aspiration is rambunctious scamp! Watch out everyone, lady killer in the making!

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Siobhan much just hate babies or something. She interacts with Elias now that he’s an actually child. Also, pay no attention to our growing pile of dirty dishes.

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Kid doesn’t realize how lucky he is. His bed is currently better then his parent’s bed. But we fixed that once Aaron got home from work with a promotion, so we bought mom and dad a new bed!

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Labor Face!

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New baby incoming! Prepare yourself!

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Welcome to the family baby Dempsey Swift! She’s daddy’s baby girl

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Doing some father/son bonding. Leave the kid alone, Aaron. I’m hoping he’ll do his homework!

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While I really love that Elias loves his sister…I wish he would stop so that his parents can take care of her. He’s monopolizing her! She needs food and you’re in the way!

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What’s this? Wall coverings? yup! And a small kitchen update with some more counter space. At this point we’re hovering around a $12,000 value right now. So we’re moving along steadily.

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So Elias woke up his parents his first night as a child and I couldn’t figure out why until…

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I realized that he saw a monster under his bed (cute!) and was too scared to sleep

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Aaron saves the day! A few squirts of the Anti-monster spray and Elias is good to go!

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And we end this chapter with Aaron’s forgotten birthday in the bathroom. Poor guy decided to age up in the middle of his shower, so he’s still stinky. So join us next time for more monsters, family bonding, and more house updates!

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Chapter 1.2 – Romance Is Alive

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Welcome back to another exciting chapter of A Swift Drift! Let’s skip the small talk and get down to it! Here we have Aaron and Siobhan cloud gazing. This is something I completely forgot we could to in this challenge. I keep getting the rules for this challenge mixed up the the rules in my Apocalypse challenge which is making things harder for me in the challenge because I keep forgetting! haha

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And here we have a bedroom! Whoot! And some resemblance of a kitchen! We’re making headway! I do sorta have an idea for the layout of the house now I just have to put it into action

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Awe, Aaron! Poor guy is sick. He looks totally miserable.

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But not for long! Grilled cheese to the rescue! All hail the magical grilled cheese, the cure of all sim disease!

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Siobhan and Aaron have officially hit the BFF stage of their relationship! So now we’re working on the romance. Look at them make sexy eyes at each other! ❤

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We had a couple days off work, so we went collecting and did some fishing to help supplement our income the those days. Can’t go a day without earning those simoleons! 08-23-16_9-07-52 PM

Real romantic date… Grilled cheese on the air mattress. This is the stuff Disney movies are made out of! Look at him and his sexy eyes. Keep it PG over there, Aaron.

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This bathroom is a disaster zone. While trying to fix the toilet, Aaron pee’d himself, which of course meant that he needed to shower before he could even think about doing anything else.

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And even after he took a shower, he kept passing out on me. It was a little weird that he went all the way to the back of the house to pass out…like there’s this whole open area just outside the bathroom door, why did he walk alllll the way around just to pass out? #simlogic

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But we steadily make progress cleaning the bathroom. Also, that toilet was so dirty that I had to select “clean” FIVE times before it was completely clean. And that’s even without him passing out all the time.

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So since I’m making some headway on the house and Aaron’s young adult life bar is getting kind of full, I decided it was time to streamline this romance deal.

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“Hmm. This looks to be about 1.5 carats. Princess cut, gold band. It’ll do. YES!”

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And of course we eloped immediately afterwards. We’ve got no time to waste! haha

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This is a very romantic first woohoo. Drywall, concrete floors, an air mattress, and dirty plates. This is going to be a pleasant memory to look back on.

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Hmm. Neither of them look to happy about the addition of a little nooboo, do they? Well the line must continue, so deal with it!

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Family chores! You know what they say, a family that cleans together, stays together! Okay, that’s not what they actually say, but it’s close enough. (don’t get used to it, this doesn’t happen again)

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Besides the cleaning, they are totally cute together. They always are showing each other affection. And I don’t even MAKE them do it! They do it all on their own!

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Aaron went to work, and Siobhan started cooking. I IMMEDIATELY freaked out. What if there was a fire!? What if all my stuff was toast!? What if Siobhan DIED!? This was not good! I need to start saving money for sprinklers so that if she starts a fire while Aaron’s at work, there’s some sort of protection.

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Look! More house! We now have three complete rooms! The only room left to add is the second bedroom, once that’s done we can work on upgrading to better items to increase the value.

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Awe! Aaron is serenading her! (not really. It’s just the angle of the shot.) But still! #relationshipgoals

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So I’ve noticed that Siobhan is always on her phone. Like always. And usually in the bathroom…it’s actually kind of annoying. Is this a symptom of the ambitious trait maybe? Anyone know?

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Look at him so happy about his new promotion. Promotion = bonus money. Bonus money =

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SPRINKLERS! Now I can breathe easier while he’s at work and Siobhan is home alone.

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Baby prep! Siobhan has entered the 3rd trimester, so I figured it was high time to get a crib. So now we’re ready! So anytime you wanna have the baby, Siobhan…we’re good

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Yup. Completely forgot that you need an outdoor trash can in order to empty the indoor garbage can. Whoops. Don’t worry guys, I bought one right after Siobhan got home from work. So we don’t have trash just collecting in the house any more.

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And now Aaron needs the comedy skill for his next promotion, so we went around town making the the neighbors laugh. Good times.

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See above explanation on how we could afford the garbage can. (I need to tone down the pictures man. There are so many. haha)

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And here we have a wild Siobhan in her native habitat. I should expand and add a bed. Then she could literally live in the bathroom. (ignore the broken toilet. It’s always broken)

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I bought a new sink for the kitchen in the hopes that maybe she’ll stop standing in the bathroom all the time. Spoiler alert: it didn’t work.

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And then she left work early and I got pissed because I wanted her money (i know, there are more important things. But I do need it!) And then we realized she was in labor! You are forgiven! And so we leave you at the end of this chapter with the anticipation of Baby Swift! Join us next time for the gender reveal, more bathroom living, and maybe some birthdays! Kbye!

 

Chapter 1.1 – The Journey Begins

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Hello! Welcome to the first chapter of my drifter challenge, A Swift Drift! We’re going to have lots of fun and adventures! This is Aaron Swift, our founder of this challenge! His traits are Creative, Music Lover, and Self-Assured. His Aspiration is, fittingly, Musical Genius.

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We started by getting Aaron a job and we obviously chose the Entertainer career. And then we remembered that we’ll eventually need an instrument for that. That was dumb. Nothing like buying a guitar before a toilet.

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We went on our first collecting run, in hindsight, I should have waited a bit. Since it’s a brand new save file, there wasn’t a whole lot to collect right away. I should have waited for the game to spawn collectibles.

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It only gave me enough to buy a sink. I was hoping to buy something else, but I guess that’ll have to wait. 1 item down, only about a bazillion more to go!

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While we’re waiting for the collectibles to re-spawn, we did some spousal hunting. This is Clara and Moira. Their both adults so not knowing how close they are to aging up, I’m a bit wary of them. Also, both of them are married, not that that’s much of a deal breaker in this game. haha

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Time for fishing! We fished all the way until we got the pop up saying that “the fish are too crafty here” and with the money from that we were able to buy a toilet. We’re moving up in the world!

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At least there’s a public grill that we can use to make food. Of course since we’re low on funds this means that we’re living off hot dogs until we can get kitchen stuff at the property.

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Also, without a bed, we’re forced to sleep on a hard concrete bench. I bet that’s SUPER comfortable. That’s going to be real good for his work performance.

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Another spouse possibility! Katrina Caliente! She’s also an adult. I’ve never married a Caliente before so we chatted her up before we had to go to work.

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Got back from work and went on another collecting run. We didn’t get much because Aaron was too tired. He sent himself back the the property. Without harvesting those flowers too…

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Aaron’s a mess. He’s too busy working and collecting all the time to take care of himself. Of course, I’m making him to all that, so I guess it’s all my fault. haha

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So we spammed the sink to bring up his hygiene. And then I took pity on him and bought him a bed. Poor guy needs to be able to have a somewhat decent night’s sleep.

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I was hoping to have him meet that girl behind him but the work carpool came to call. Also, his face looks like he know what I was trying to do and he looks annoyed. Hahaha

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When Aaron got home from work, we were able to buy a violin! So now we’ve got the possibilities of promotions! Also side note: why is a violin cheaper than a guitar? That’s backwards from real life. It’s a little weird. But oh well #simlogic

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Alright we had more spouse hunting! Bjorn is a no, can’t produce a natural heir with him. Morgan is a no, she’s a teen and I don’t want to wait until she grows up. Katrina’s here again and she’s still a maybe because of the adult status no idea when she’s aging up. And then there’s Siobhan who is the ideal spouse. She’s a young adult.

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So we spammed interactions with Siobhan to see if they had chemistry. So far so good!

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Collection run! I’ve collected more things in just this one play session then I have the entire time I’ve had this game. I don’t usually collect things. But you gotta do what you gotta do!

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Collecting is really getting paying off though. We’ve got a shower, fridge, AND stove!

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And now that he’s back from work, he can use that shower! Also, he got his first promotion! Woohoo! More money, more house!

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And he did not use the shower. He decided that he’d rather talk with Siobhan. Which I totally support. She’s single and the two of them can hold a conversation without my interference. Yay!

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This sums up Aaron’s life right now. He’s always tired. It’s totally my fault too, I keep waking him up half way though so that he can collect things. He also sometimes talks to Siobhan until he passes out. Oh and that sink has been broken for forever. But I can’t get him to fix it because he’s so tired. (We fixed it immediately after this though)

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Walls! We have Walls! Not a whole room. But we’re close! Also, note that there are two scrap piles? Yeah, that’s because I had to select “repair” twice in order to fix the sink. That’s annoying.

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And then this happened. He reacted immediately. I didn’t even have to tell him to extinguish it! Normally all my sims run away and I have to force them to take care of it.

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Of course, now my stove is out of commission. And apparently so is my counter. AND we don’t have money to replace it. Yet. We have a work shift to get to!

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And one work shift later we were able to replace them. I was really hoping to finish the bathroom. But when life gives you lemons and stuff…

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Aaron and Siobhan are perfect! She’s always coming over just to hang out and talk with him. And I normally have to really force the romance, but these two are super into it. They’re perfect.

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And we’ll leave this chapter with a shot of our completed bathroom! Join us next time for romance, promotions, and house expansions!