Chapter 2.2 – Unexpected Visitors


Oh hi! Welcome back to my drifter challenge! Last chapter we started Elias’ journey in house 2! We started this wonderful garden and got a decent start on the house! And now we begin this chapter with a little lot of gardening! I think I accidentally hired a one time gardener instead of a regular one. We haven’t seen a gardener in days.


But I guess it’s fine. That means that he’s getting some great gardening skills!


And here’s a daily visit from Mom! A very pregnant mom. You got twins in there, Siobhan? lol


In our peruse of the neighborhood, we found Dad as well. I’ve come to the conclusion that Aaron is probably permanently mad. Or at least annoyed. Why you mad, bro?


Vlad came to visit us. Just came to say hi apparently. Go away, Vampire.


Got rid of the cooler. Replaced it with a fridge, stove, and some counters. I ran out of money to buy a sink, so we still have to do dishes in the bathroom. #annoying


Who’s this? Well, obviously, it’s the mail carrier…and you can tell she’s female…but you can’t tell how old she is! *crosses fingers for a young adult*


And she is!!! She’s a young adult! *dies* Her name is Saya Nakamura, and I hope Elias can make this work! I don’t want to wait forever to find someone!


She has great facial expressions! I love her, guys. I really love her. I need her in the family asap, but I can’t move her in until her and Elias are married. So plum that. We’ll have to do this the old-fashioned way.


Oh look! Mom and dad had their baby! Elias now has another younger sister!


He’s such a good little fisherman! Look at that big fish! Just kidding! That big fish was only worth a whopping $7… What a rip off.


It’s a collecting day! Need to make some house updates!


And here it is! (I also bred some frogs after this was taken and had enough for lights in the bedroom and living area.) So the house value is now at $8,783 and we have $2 in the bank.


No. Go away. Stay out of my house!


Stop! Don’t do it!


Bed is in the opposite direction, Elias! Turn around!

Elias: *Zombie noises*


Well, that was rude. Go away, Vlad.


Oh wonderful. We’ve got a bad moodlet, he drain our energy, and now Vlad has promised us a return visit. Greaaat


Elias: Uhhhh, What happened.

You let a vampire suck your plasma. Stupid.

Elias: What the hell! Why didn’t you stop him!?

You were a mind-controlled zombie. You wouldn’t listen.


Well, at least Saya comes and visits! Even if she’s just delivering elements from the Geo Council… But still, it’s nice to see a friendly face that won’t stick their fangs in your neck.


Hmmmm. I really need to get him a table and some chairs… He’s always eating either right there at the counter, or he goes and sits on his bed and eats.


Gah. Gardening is exhausting… Just when I finish tending to it, it feels like I have to start all over again. But it’s a great money-maker!


And after a full day of collecting and gardening, we bought new stuff! We splurged on the table and the chairs and had just enough money for a cheap TV. Not too bad for a day’s work!


Breakfast and TV! The best morning combo there is! Enjoy it, buddy!


And again, Saya has paid us a visit! The best part about pursuing the mailwoman, is that you see her often and for FREE!


Easy relationship building right here!


Huh. She looks different in civilian clothes. I like it!


Elias: Saya, will you accept this rose?

Saya: Of course! Thank you!


Oh? What’s this? We’re making a move! And she’s into it! #love


And we end this chapter with the two of them being boyfriend and girlfriend. Also with Saya making a move on Elias! Best mailwoman ever! Join us next time for more fun!

Chapter 2.1 – Elias’ Journey Begins

Hello! No, you are not imagining things, this IS a new chapter of the Swifts! I know, I know, it’s been a long time and I’m a horrible blogger, but I promise not to take such a long break again! Now, since it has been a long time, I had to take a bit to re-familiarize myself with the challenge. It wasn’t that hard, since Vi has made the rules super easy to understand! So when we last left off with the Swifts, Elias had just aged up and we had completed House 1! So we begin this journey with Elias and House 2! Let’s go!


So we moved Elias into the required lot in Willow Creek and changed his aspiration from Renaissance Sim to The Curator. Of course that’s just temporary until he has a kid and can work on the Outdoor Enthusiast aspiration.


So while we’re waiting for the collectibles to generate, we did some fishing.


He looks so proud of that seaweed clump…


Oh ho! Who do we spy over there?!


It’s mom and dad! Aaron looks really pissed that we came over to say “hi.” You know that’s not very nice of you, Aaron…


So since dad was being a huge butt, we went collecting which is a better use of our time anyway.


And of course, Elias got to uncomfortable. But with no bed to nap on, it was off to the public bench.


While there’s a public bench, unfortunately there is no public bathroom. So we had a bladder fail right in the middle of the neighborhood. At least we have no neighbors.


I’m determined to get enough money to buy some essential stuffs for the home lot. So once again, we hit the collectible circuit.


And after selling our collected items, we were able to afford an actual sink and a cooler, which I didn’t realize also doubled as a seat, so BONUS!


After this miracle thing called frog breeding (which I didn’t know about for some reason, but is REALLY handy), we were able to afford a toilet. (Also notice that he’s clean after spamming the ‘wash hands’ interaction over and over)


Look at this sexy guy. Just sitting there all sexy looking. This is a perfect banner pic!


Low social bar means socializing with the “neighbors” and by neighbors, I mean the people who wander though the neighborhood. Normally, this is good spouse hunting tactics, but not when you’re required to marry a service sim!


Dempsey! Hi! hahaha, look at Elias. I can’t tell if he’s mad at his sister for cock blocking or if it’s a silent plea for help.


Elias: “What the hell is this!?”

It’s a broken sink. Also, stabbing your hand though it isn’t going to fix it. So stop.


Well, it’s as good a time as any to call a repair sim and cross our fingers and hope for a female. Not like we’re going to get married any time soon since we need a house worth 40 grand. But still, we can work on a relationship!


Well, we could if it was a girl. They would send a male knowing full well that I needed a female… It’s a conspiracy I tell you!


After lots of fishing and collecting, we were able to afford a bed! And look! It’s not even the cheapo air mattress!!


This game is really out to get me. The community gardener is female, but an elder. So she’s a no-go


Mom came over for a visit. And it looks like she’s asking him about babies…

Siobhan: When are you gonna give me grandbabies! I want grandbabies!

Elias: Mom! I need a girl first!

Siobhan: Well I know this really cute blonde who’s your age…

Elias: MOM!


So we started a garden. And a garden means a gardener, which of course we hired one. I hope it a female.


Look! We bought a shower! Also, you might be wondering why these items are placed like this on the lot. Well I have a house blueprint in mind, and this is where all these items are placed in the final layout. So for instance, all the bedroom and bathroom need to be completed are walls! (and floors and wallpaper…)


Siobhan must have separation anxiety or something…she’s ALWAYS around…


Well, this happened… Congrats, Elias. You’re going to be a big brother again…


Look! It’s our gardener! And she’s a girl! But she’s an adult…by the time we’re ready for babies and stuff, she’ll probably be an elder… so no.


Walls and doors! And one light. Well, we can’t have everything…


So what did you catch today?


Oh exciting (heavy sarcasm). Inside was a single apple. Don’t eat it, Elias, it’s probably poisoned.


Our garden is flourishing! We spend so much time tending our own garden that we don’t get a lot of time to collect other items around the house! I don’t think he’s gonna have a job, he just won’t have time with all the gardening and collecting. But that’s just fine!

So this is where we’re going to leave this chapter, stay tuned for exciting times with the Swifts!!