Chapter 5.9 – Close Call

Hello! And we’re back! Since it’s been a really long time since I played this save, I had to reacquaint myself with the family and the challenge and where we are at. First things first: Reese leads the masterpiece competition 20-19, but he still needs a final promotion before we can call this house completed. And he has two days left of work before the twins age up.

Now there was a glitch that if you went into manage worlds, a sim who was at work would return home early when you reload the lot. That has been fixed (I think) but, it affected Reese a lot. So after some discussion with other simmers on the forum, I will still consider this a win even if he doesn’t get that last promotion, because it was out of my control (but we’re still gonna try to get him that final promotion!

Here’s our heir! Ms. Chloe! Her and her twin sister Emma, have their birthday on saturday and it’s currently Sunday. So this should be our final chapter of house 5

When I started up the game, I thought I was playing my ISBI because there were so many broken objects. So while Reese was pre-occupied working on his charisma skill, Adalind was the lucky one who got to go around and fix the place.

And Emma followed her around mopping up all the puddles. TEAMWORK FOR THE WIN!

I forgot how much I love this kitchen! If my kitchen in my house looked like this, I would be a happy baker!

Emma is a naughty girl. She’s always shouting the forbidden words.

Well that’s creepy. And to think: she’s our heiress, so we’re going to be stuck with that face for a whole house!

With the house goals *mostly* completed, Reese and Adalind have been on free will. And Adalind is usually the first to pick up the paintbrush and do some painting.

And of course, right as I type that, Reese walks himself right up to an easel…

Chloe brought a friend home from school today! His name is Duane. He didn’t do much besides play on our computer and watch TV. He interacted with Chloe a whole ONE time

Adalind painted a masterpiece while Reese was at work. That brings the score to a tie at 20-20

Reese is soooooo close. He has one more day of work, which happens to be the twin’s birthday. So hopefully he can go to work and come back with a promotion before their birthday so that it all works out.

Interesting that water has a spoiled countdown. I wasn’t aware that water had an expiration date. Huh, you learn something new everyday!

And sure enough! It spoiled! Stink lines and everything!

And then Reese paints a masterpiece while Adalind is at work. Score is now 21-20

Duane came over again. And he looks miserable. Dude, if you were gonna be miserable while you were here, why come over in the first place!

He did chat more this time than last time. Though, it was with Emma and not Chloe (who invited him over)

And that’s another masterpiece to add to the Reese column! 22-20

It’s love day! And for the first time in a while, Adalind and Reese participated in the tradition!

This kid practically live with us now. He’s almost always coming home with Chloe after school.

But it’s cool. It could be worse.

At least this time they watched a movie together lol

Adalind tried to sneak in another masterpiece, but Reese caught her. Score is now 22-21

Moment of truth! Reese is off to his final day of work! Let’s see if he comes home with a promotion!

It’s also the twin’s birthday! And Chloe decided that the best way to spend her birthday was to start learning the programming skill lol

And Adalind decided to actually sneak in a last minute masterpiece while Reese was at work! 22-22

AND HE DID IT! I’M DEAD! Career goals met!

And then we celebrated the twin’s birthday!

And it was time to move on! We’re off to house 6!! See ya there!

Fun Side note: The masterpiece competition between Adalind and Reese ended on a tie! 22 to 22!

House Five Goals:

  • Achieve level 10 of the Painting career, Patron of the Arts branch
    • Completed by Reese
  • Achieve level 10 of the Painting career, Master of the Real branch
    • Completed by Adalind
  • Achieve level 5 of the photography skill
    • Completed by Adalind
  • Complete the photography treasure hunt
    • Completed by Adalind
  • Build a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house worth at least $100k
    • Complete. Final worth: $155,576
  • Produce and raise an Heir to the young adult lifestage
    • Complete: Heir is Chloe Swift

New Challenge Alert!

Hey guys! Just so you know, I’ve started a new challenge for the month of February! Go check it out!

Chapter 5.8 – Battleground

Welcome back everybody! As I’m watching Adalind paint, I’ve just remembered that she needs to be working on photography and not painting.

But I’m trying to get her to beat Reese in the competition, but she’s fighting me lol

It did turn out to be a masterpiece tho, so 14 – 13. Reese is still ahead by one

The girls are still very close. They spend more time with each other than any other set of siblings in any of my games. And I LOVE IT! They’re so cute!!!

Reese snuck in another masterpiece while Adalind was sleeping. Score is now 15 – 13

He’s officially lost it. Although, it’s pretty cute watching him run around like that.

Adalind took the time while everyone was at work or school to FINALLY max the photography skill. That took waaaaaaaay too long to master.

And then she managed to get another masterpiece! 15 – 14

Someone broke into our house again and painted us a masterpiece! Thanks Izumi!

And then she started another one! This one wasn’t a masterpiece though…

See that plate of Garlic Noodles back there? Yeah Reese made it, then set it down, and grabbed a bowl of peas instead… what a weirdo

And it’s another Masterpiece! She’s been painting on her own without any prompting from me! So she’s tied it all up! 15 – 15

And she got another one! She takes the lead for the first time in this whole competition! 15 – 16

And then Reese said “NO WAY” and he painted one too! Tied again! 16 – 16

Obviously we’re too lazy to fix the stove. Which we need to make food.

To eat.

So we don’t starve.

And die.

Adalind snuck another one in before heading off to work. 16 – 17

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand leave it to Reese to even things out again. 17 – 17

Whoops. I forgot his birthday.

I’m sorry Reese

And to celebrate, he painted another masterpiece. (Yes, he did paint the SAME PAINTING twice in a row…) 18 – 17

Oh my goodness!! This painting is the best!!! I think this is one of my favorites!

Adalind painted another masterpiece! 18 – 18

As you can see, Adalind has a favorite painting. And I don’t care, because she’s really good at it and keeps making masterpieces with it! 18 – 19

Reese comes back though with a new one that I haven’t seen before. 19 – 19

Aaaaaaand another one. Dude’s got painting skills that obviously don’t translate into his work life…

And then he surprised me by ACTUALLY GETTING A PROMOTION! He’s now at level nine. The twin’s birthday is on Saturday. I don’t think we’re gonna make it. I’m positive that this is gonna be a house fail… but we’ll see.

Chapter 5.7 – Major Comeback

Goals update: The only things left to complete is maxing the photography and both branches of the painter career.  We’re making quick progress.

And just like that, Reese gets another masterpiece under his belt. He leads the competition 12 – 6

And we had another home invasion. At least this guy did some house work while he was here.

We bought a basketball court! Give the family something to do together

Adalind’s being a good mom and helping her kids with their homework.

She could be painting to catch up with Reese, but noooooooooooo

Reese and Adalind are getting chubby, so I got a couple of treadmills so they can get back into shape!

Chloe and Emma are inseparable! They follow each other everywhere! It’s so cute! Twin bonding for the win!

Still the best way to build fun and social. And it looks like they enjoy it too

Reese is at work, so Adalind makes her move! score is now 12 – 7

But Reese wasn’t having that, so he made one too. 13 – 7

But Adalind is determined to make a comeback

13 – 8

And another! 13 – 9

yuck. Our sink is gross.

Adalind maxed her branch of the painter career!

And She’s not enjoying it lol

And we had a little celebration

Our heir is following in her parents’ footsteps and taken up painting our floor

Reese got a promotion!

He didn’t max it, but we’ll get there

All three of these are masterpieces! She looks so proud of herself! 13 – 12

And Reese couldn’t have that, so he came back with another! 14 – 12

But Adalind is really close! She really closed that gap!

And the twins had a birthday! They are identical. So I decided to dress them differently lol

Chloe (our heir) is in the yellow and Emma is in the blue.

So this is where I’m gonna end this chapter. We have two major house goals to complete yet before the girls age up. Reese is currently at level 8 of his career, so we have to get him into high gear. And Adalind is at level 4 of the photography skill.

Chapter 5.6 – Treasure Hunt

*A/N: Sorry for the short chapter. I was just into taking the pics at this point lol

Welcome back! This is a picture of Reese who’s SUPPOSED to be at work. But when I went into manage worlds and came back, so did he. And now I can’t send him back either. …He was only at work for an hour… ugh.

Goodness, they are just so cute!!!

I say that, but I’m ready for another boy heir. Chloe will be the 4th girl in a row.

Our house must be glitched or something. Last chapter sims were walking through it and this time, this guy came inside the house to knock on the door. Idiots.

Adalind painted another masterpiece! She still trails Reese 10-6

Well, Reese isn’t one to be one upped, so he painted another one too! 11-6

We bought a couple of computers and set them up in the studio upstairs. They brought the house value to $105,166. So we completed another goal!

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Started gathering all the photos for our photo treasure hunt.

Funny story though, in-game that skirt looked brown. But it looked black when I wrote this. And I had another photo with Chloe for black hair. So I quick popped back into the game got a pic of brown hair. So we’re good to go!

So this isn’t a master piece (And I don’t even remember who painted it) But it’s space and it’s beautiful so I’m keeping it anyway!

Adalind got a promotion! Yay!!!

Reese is so determined that Adalind doesn’t catch up in their competition, that he’s on the struggle bus.

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And a finished collection!

And here they are! Proof! I thought it was going to be harder to finish the treasure hunt. Thank goodness it wasn’t. It did still take me a couple sim days to finish. I people watched the whole time which is why this chapter is a little shorter than usual.

And that’s it for this chapter! Join us next time for more… fun? Definitely more painting, that’s for sure.

Chapter 5.5 – Friendly Competition

Welcome back!! I know! I took a really long break. I took a break from updating because I just wanted to play. So I played and I played. I have enough for 2 or 3 updates for each of my stories. And then Get Famous came out and I wanted to play that! (Which is awesome and I love it). And then the holidays hit so I got busy…

Anyway! Moving on!

Goodness, the toddlers are so adorable!

“Whaz daddy doin'”

Daddy was painting another masterpiece. Score is 6 – 3. Reese is still winning

And there he’s got another one. Adaline’s gotta get off her ass and get to work! Reese is kicking her butt in this competition! 7-3

Even the girls are busy! Look at all those messes!

And here’s another one. 8-3

You know, I’d like to sell a few paintings, but I can’t if you keep painting masterpieces!!

Mommy is at work, so Reese had to take a break from painting to care for the girls. As you can see, Chloe is in desperate need of a bath

Birthday time for the masterpiece king!

I’ll spare you all the photo of the after. He looks exactly the same…

Oh goodness that’s a dark painting…

Actually kinda creepy…

We added a second floor! This is the first house I’ve built in this challenge with a second story! (Funny story though: the original layout for my house two build included a second story. But I omitted it in the final build.)

House Value: $70,433

Leave it to the man. Can’t handle Adalind’s everyday life

LILITH BROKE INTO OUR HOUSE! But she didn’t do anything.

Thank god

Adalind maxed the painting skill! She’s getting close to finishing her career too!

Speaking of promotions, Reese just came home with one! Wahoo!

Adalind finally managed to get another masterpiece! 8-4

Also, here’s a small peak of the upstairs studio/den

Reese says “not in my house”! And did another masterpiece. 9-4

With the addition of the upstairs, I was reminded that we didn’t have windows. So I fixed that.

House value $77,481

This dude… He walked straight through the house. No idea why. But it was weird.

Promotion! So she’s now at level 8! She’s almost there!

And then she got a master piece! 9-5

And now Reese has mastered the painting skill!

But he’s got a little bit more to go in his career. He hasn’t even hit the branch-off yet…

And Reese celebrated by painting another masterpiece. 10-5


Adalind first!

Then Chloe

And then Emma

And here are the cuties! Chloe on the left and a sad Emma on the right.

Chapter 5.4 – Master Painter! Sort of…

Welcome back, readers! If you remember, at the end of the last chapter we welcomed twins into the family! Adalind is hold our heir, Chloe and little Emma is hanging out in the bassinet.

And we got right to work painting.

I have a feeling I’m going to hate painting after this house is done lol

And Reese has pulled ahead in the masterpiece race! I’m making it a competition between the two of them. So far the score is 2-1 to Reese.

… And then he painted another one… 3-1


Also, I really like this one with the cow plant lol

I guess this is my reminder that I haven’t bought an outdoor trash can yet… whoops

New stuff in the house! New table and chairs, a new TV, a new couch, and a new front door! House value: $45,660

Adalind finally gets another masterpiece done! So it’s now 4-2 still to Reese.


Here’s Chloe! Bummer she got the black hair.

At this point, I feel like all the heirs need to have black hair lol

And here’s Emma!

They’re sooo cute!!

Adalind got a promotion! At least she’s further along in her career than Reese, so she has something over him lol

But Reese is hot on her heels and comes home the next day with a promotion of his own.

Bath time for Chloe!! She’s so cute!!

And here’s another master piece for Reese. so the score is now 5-2!

I don’t understand… Maybe it’s the Art lover trait? His others are loves the outdoors and goofball… His painting skill is at level 8 right now, so WHY?!

No real bath for Emma! She’s taking one in the toilet!!

We got some floor and wall coverings!! The bathrooms are still bare… I ran out of money… lol house value is at $56,861

Chloe snuck around to the back of the house (like toddlers do) and started making a mess… wonderful

And the staple drifter trash can has finally made it’s appearance! It took me longer than usual to get it. We have no income from a garden this time and with Reese making masterpieces (which we don’t sell) we haven’t made as much money as fast as in the past

Adalind finally finished another masterpiece… So it’s 5-3

Added siding and a roof! I do have plans to add an upstairs art studio and a couple of decks, so the house is far from finished. We also have a ways to go before getting that house goal too. We’re at $60,719 so we’re at least over half way there

Extra Bits:

Here’s our little sister, Laurel!

Here’s Renee Swift, Rebecca’s daughter

And here’s Ashlynn Tanaka! Kayla’s daughter!!


Chapter 5.3 – White Wedding

Welcome back everyone! Reese and Adalind are busy sleeping. The news that a nooboo is on the way pretty much wiped them out. So we’re going to fast forward though this SUPER boring part

Noooooooo! Mom and dad died!!

Weird though that they died on the same night

Well they woke up and went to work. And then both of them came home with promotions!! Yay! Bonus money!

Winterfest came along and we decided to celebrate this time. Here they are decorating the tree! I usually just buy the pre-decorated ones but I wanted to try something new!

Waahhh! So pretty! Honestly, I never do anything with the trees. I just plop them down and ignore them. So I’ve never turned on the lights before. So I thought this was SO CUTE!!

And then I thought this would be an adorable way for Adalind to propose!

And he said yes!!

Gosh. They are sooo cute together!

And we eloped immediately.

Welcome to the family, Reese! (officially)

More Winterfest! Gotta have that good meal!

And Reese is looking at me like “I guess this isn’t so bad. Thanks”

Reese was in such a good mood that he painted our first masterpiece!

O_O This was Father Winter’s gift to Adalind… O_O What the hell.

And Adalind’s making sure that she keeps up with Reese and she paints her own masterpiece!

Baby time!!

Lawrd help us. Our doctor is a ghost…

And so is our receptionist!

My game is obviously celebrating halloween early… lol

Or at least it did for a little bit. Then a new receptionist poofed into being and we were on our way.

They also decided we should have a real doctor.

“Thank goodness. No ghost was getting near my hoohaa. Especially a distant relative.”

No one goes near your ‘hoohaa’ anyway. That’s not how birth works in the Sims

“In the what?”


And we had twins! Both girls!

(Y’all need to send these girls over to my Baby Boom challenge… I’m lacking girls over there…)

Anyway! Meet the girls! Reese is holding our heir, Chloe! While Adalind is holding our first spare, Emma!


Chapter 5.2 – Breakin’ The Ice

Welcome back! We begin this chapter off with somber news. Mom and Dad are old. And DAMN! Malik looks gooooooood as an elder!

Anyway, Adalind is still hard at work painting. WE WILL COMPLETE THIS HOUSE THE FIRST TIME IF IT KILLS ME!

And with all the painting, we were able to afford a bed!

A single bed.

But it beats sleeping in a bush. Even though they have to share

Oh and we splurged for a TV. Don’t judge my penguin. Or our lack of seating…

… You were literally RIGHT there. What the hell.

This gnome scared the SHIT outta me! I saw him out of the corner of my eye and I thought there was a damn spider on my screen (it was zoomed out).

But anyway, happy Harvestfest!

Guys. With this painting, we bought…













A bench? That was anticlimatic wasn’t it? Whoops

Also, Adalind managed to get a promotion on holiday!

Also also, YOU SEE THEY’RE FLIRTY!?!? Apparently, only gloomy romantic actions work! But whatever works!

We’re actually doing romantic actions!!!! I thought for SURE it would take longer than that!

This is the first time I’m glad they get sad from random relatives dying.

House update! You can kinda see where our layout is taking us. Also, see we have a double bed? Yeah, but they still won’t sleep in it at the same time even though they are romantic. So we had to fix that!


Nothing a little woohoo can’t fix!

Reese got a promotion!

We were finally able to afford a second easel! Now they can paint at the same time!

Double the fun!

Adalind got another promotion!

*squee* It’s so cute!! I wish I could keep it! But I need the money more at this point.

What a goof. But he’s cute and adorable, so I don’t care

Yes, we’re doing exactly what you think we’re doing.

But we were unsuccessful!

You know what this means?



2nd time was the charm!

“Babe! We’re having a baby!”

“Whaaaaa?! I’m just like my mother…”

“Say what now?”

And that wraps up this update! Here’s a look at how the house stands at this moment. We’re at a $18,947 valuation at this moment. $100K is a looooooong way away…

Chapter 5.1 – Adalind’s Journey Begins

Welcome to House 5!! I didn’t think I was gonna get through House 4 for a while there, but be managed to pull it off! Let’s take a quick look at the house goals for house 5:

  1. Create a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home worth at least $100,000 Simoleons. (Yikes, this already makes me nervous…)
  2. Achieve level 10 of the Painting Career: Patron of the Arts branch
  3. Achieve level 10 of the Painting Career: Master of the Real branch
  4. Achieve level 5 photography skill
  5. Complete the photography treasure hunt
  6. Produce and Raise an Heir to the YA stage

The house scares me. As well as the treasure hunt… I know how EA likes to dress their sims…

Anyway! Here we go!

Adalind takes over in the middle of the night in the middle of summer. Her stats are also surprisingly all in the green with hunger being the lowest

And she’s not alone!

Meet Reese Fairchild! We get a second playable sim in this house (I’ll forget this at some point…) and I wanted to use someone from another game of mine, so Reese was selected! He’s from my 100 baby challenge and I can’t wait to see their babies!

Reese: Babies?

Too soon! Nevermind!

While we waited for collectables to appear we got to know each other first.

And then a few hours later Adalind was sent off in search of goodies.

While Reese is set to work fishing.

Spoiler: He doesn’t get anything

I love that you can still see the dead cowplants at the old house 3 lololololol

RIP Mr Jingles and Mrs. Pickles

You were too good for this world

With no house or bed or really anything… Adalind finds a bench to crash on

We had our first ever welcome party! This is what happens when you move to a lot that actually has a neighbor! So Uncle Devin and Aunt Rebecca along with Calvin came to welcome us.

They didn’t stay long

We had a heat wave and I was afraid of them combusting, so we did things different from the past: We built a shelter first.

And yes. That is Reese passed out in the “used” bush

Finally got them in the painter career! Adalind started out at level 3 because of her grades while Reese jumped to level… 8 I think. I have no idea why he’s so far along. I had reset his skills and everything before I began so… yeah. Anyway we cheated him back to level 1 so he can start at the bottom like he’s supposed to

At this point in the Challenge, Adalind is missing her shower.

And if you look closely, you can see mom in the back ground! *waves* Hi mom!

Hailey: I’m not here

And one paycheck later, we were able to get Adalind that shower she needed

And so the visits from the vampires start. We didn’t get very far…

We took a quick break from collecting to play in the leaves! That’s right Fall is officially here!

They really need a bed. (Or beds. They are refusing to get romantic… This poses a real problem…)

Case and Point… They’re both playing with their phones because they needed an escape from the horribly awkward romantic interaction they just had.

This is going to be a problem.

I guess I’ll have to get one of them the beguiling trait to move things along…

Bills. And as you can see, we cannot afford them… Time for a collection run.

And this helped too! Thank you Reese!

After bills, we had enough to buy our first Easel! It’ll get us through until they bring home the reward easel after the appropriate promotions.

And that’s it for the first chapter of house 5! The house value is currently just under 10K so we have a ways to go yet…

Extra Bits:

Skye Tanaka. Kayla and Calvin’s oldest. She’s really pretty! I might save her and use her for my OWBC when I get to it!

And here’s her younger sister, Ashlynn!

Here’s Rebecca and Dereck’s daughter, Renee

And Devin and Kylee’s son, Ray

And our very own little Laurel who, of course is Malik’s alien baby.