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#51 Old 14th Sep 2020 at 11:36 AM
Thanks <3

Yep, she had low motives, doing a last-minute extra effort to graduate has that kind of consecuences.
But it's worth it.

Sometimes this game looks so much like RL...
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#52 Old 15th Sep 2020 at 10:13 AM
First I visit the apartment inhabitants of downtown, which are less and less every rotation - and there will be eventually none, I think.

Inés (daughter of Maricarmen Pardo and Ezequiel Blanco) is now a toddler, and she's certainly a cutie.


Her cousins are growing up too.
Diana is now a kid, Clara and Juan are toddlers.




And then onto the main hood.

Isabel Blanco was torn: which of her two sons ought to inherit the house?
But since Zacarías moved in with his wife Mila into the Rubio's house, it made perfect sense that she would ask Ezequiel & family to move in with them. And here they are!



And there are news for the Rubio family!
Grandma Isabel just died of old age - as she returned from work. The family is doing economically well, but they ought to save up for a graveyard now or they'll have ghosts roaming the house...

Also baby Joaquín grew up and he's a black-eyed gorgeous toddler. (I love my aliens!)


At the Rojas household life keeps going pretty well. Fernando helped Rafael with his homework.

Now that Coco is fully trained to get promoted, Paula decided to adopt another puppy. This one is female and named Casiopea.

Grandpa Domingo is often in charge of little Carlos, and he even potty trained him.

At the end of the day Rafael grew up and is now a teen. He does look a lot like his father.


No pics of the Pardo family.
They did their best to earn some extra money because they really need to get rid of the loan they got to buy the cemetery - it's a burned.
When they do they'll be asking Carlota to move in with them. Because Fernando lives with the Rojas and Maricarmen with the Blancos, so Carlota is the only one left to inherit their (small) capital anyway.
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#53 Old 16th Sep 2020 at 10:58 AM
Prof. Christian taught to walk to his son walk...

... and later on he died. Of old age.
Of course his children are all very sad (specially the twins, being so young) and Carlota is devastated because now she'll have to take care of three children on her own.
Maybe it's time to move in with her parents?


I almost lose another Sim. Ezequiel was playing with his trains and it was set on fire!
Fortunately for him the firemen were very quick.

Also his parents are helping a lot with Inés, so parenthood is not being as hard as expected.


Mila Rubio is pregnant again. Her husband Zacarías has used his "twins" aspiration thing, and he's a twin himself, so I'm thinking twins are extremely likely in this case...


Rafael Rojas, now a teen, asked out the only other teen he knows - Josefa Santos.
It was a so-so date, but considering the lack of options it would not be odd that they try again.

And younger brother Carlos grew up.


And, at last, the Pardo family, the poorest of them all - but also the one which tied knots with most of the other families.
They've been struggling to pay their bills (highly increased by their loan) but some novel writing allowed the to avoid any issue.

At the end of the day they asked their daughter Carlota to move in with them, and of course bring her thee children.

The little house was once fit for 6 people (before Leonardo, Maricarmen's twin, died tragically) because they used bunk beds for all the kids.
They had rebuilt the inside when their children left the house, but now it's a two-large-bedrooms poor-family house again.
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#54 Old 17th Sep 2020 at 9:02 AM
Welcome the newest members of the Rubio family:
As expected, Mila had twins. Two baby girls which were named Jana and Noa. One of them has alien eyes, I think it's Jana.

They have an older brother, Joaquín, who is just learning useful things

And grandpa Daniel got a promotion, and he reached the top of his career. Not that he cared much about his career, but it's always nice to earn a good bonus


The Rojas family keeps moving up: now they got a really fancier house. Not in the next quarter, but in the following one. Quite wealthier than the other families at this point.
The new house is a 3-bedroom 3-barthroom house, which looks way fancier than their last one even as it is.

Domingo has fulfilled his LTW a while ago, Sonia is about to do so, Fernando keeps getting promotions and Paulo is raising the second dog to become a superstar. Every body is doing certainly well!

But with so much luck on their side, it's just natural that it's been heard of in the criminal circles - and a burgar came!
I'm now using simler90's burglar mod, which is cool, because now I don't know they are in the house until it's probably too late for my Simmies. But in this case, she went for the luxurious car - and it had an alarm! Bad for you, burglar.


Also I've been thinking about how to deal with burglars.
I've tried the prison thing and it does not suit me. I just don't want more Sims to be semi-playable. I like to keep my hoods smallish and my rotations short.
I've been "removing" burglars who had been caught by simply killing them - this is ultra effective, but somewhat radical. It serves the purpose of keeping the burglar away from the hood and allowing the game to generate a new one, but to be honest I don't like that they are actually dead for all games purposes.
In this ocasion I'm gonna try something different, I've just gone into SimPE and changed her into a normal Sim and gave her a job in the criminal career. I'll see how the game behaves after this.


And last the Pardo family, who've been doing their best but are always in trouble.
Carlota managed to potty train Clara, but even so her desperation shows - she did not have the time to shower or to eat anyhing yet!
Her parents do help a lot, but with three kids and a tiny tiny house meant for a couple, this is all really hard.
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#55 Old 19th Sep 2020 at 9:47 AM
As a general rule, I try to avoid my Sims in the retirement house (semi-playables) to initiate romantic interactions with playables.
I decided to make an exception in this case, for Maricarmen had been longing to find more lovers and actually befriended some guys with this clear intention, but since Ezequiel never leaves the house she can't find an ocassion.
Mario invited her over to get to know each other better. Just to die on her arrival
So Maricarmen remains loyal to her husband against her own will


The Rojas is the wealthiest family, living in the nicest house and with all they may need. And things just go better and better.
For example Coco reached the top of the career, which leaves Paula an step closer to fulfilling her LTW.

Domingo (who's been level 10 for a while) keeps getting lucky with his chance cards - he got a §40k bonus!! That's a lot of money.
And Sonia reached level 10 too - LTW fulfilled and even more money.
(I expect them to move to an even nicer house by the end of the week.)


A genie came at the door of the Blanco family and left a miraculous lamp... and Joaquín did not hesitate to ask the genie for some money.
Isabel also wrote a best-seller novel and it's the end of the week, so of course in the next rotation they're moving to a nicer house too.

Also little Isabel grew up, so I'm sure now she'd enjoy having her own bedroom if possible.


At the Rubio household everything was about the kids. Joaquín is a very accomplished toddler :D

And in the afternoon/evening everybody started growing up: Now Jana & Noa are toddler and Joaquín a child-




Bad news for the Pardo family: Prof. Lidia died.
And in a tiny crowded house like theirs, even dying is complicated...

Oblivious to the fact that grandma had just died, Juan was outside growing up happily.

His twin sister Clara had a great shock and her first moments into childhood were certainly tough.
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#56 Old 29th Sep 2020 at 2:58 PM
The Blanco family moved to a nicer house - 3 bedrooms!
And little Ines got into a private school, which is certainly cool.


The Pardo family also moved up, in their case to a previously inhabited (and therefore empty) house, which is certainly cheaper than a fully furnished one and allowed them to bring their own stuff.

Both father and sister are Family Sims, so it's not unusual they want to find love again.
Francisco fell in love with Prof. Ángeles Méndez, colleague of his late wife Lidia.
And Carlota - no surprise - relight the fire with Manuel Domínguez (whom she had dated as a teenager).



And the both Mila Rubio and husband Zacarías dedicate their time to teaching useful things to their toddlers.
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#57 Old 29th Sep 2020 at 3:11 PM
The Rojas family welcomed a new member - a puppy named Pipo.

And said goodbye to another one: Domingo died of old age.



The Blanco family also adopted a puppy.


And Carlota Pardo proposed to Manuel right away.
(Surprisingly, her father did not roll any other want regarding Prof. Ángeles...)


Mila Rubio helped young Joaquín with his homework, now that the toddlers are a little bit less demanding.
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#58 Old 29th Sep 2020 at 5:33 PM
Rafael Rojas has been dating Josefa for a while, and their first dates were plain dull, but they are getting to know each other better and better and even fell in love!


Do you know who else is into dating?
Ezequiel Blanco was alone at home (parents at work, wife too, daughter at school) and he decided to ask out this young professor he had met...

Finished the date right before Maricarmen returned home.
Btw she got a promotion to Professional Party Guest - LTW fulfilled!!

At night, with the excuse of some grocery shopping (I definetely need more community lots!) Ezequiel asked the professor out again.
There they met a very special woman...


Diana Pardo grew up and she's a lovely teenager now.

None of the kids is too young anymore (Diana in her teens, Clara and Juan children) and Carlota is in love, so why should she wait any longer?
She married Manuel right away and he joined the family. Will they have any more kids or are three enough for Carlota?


Also some growing up in the Rubio household: Jana (alien eyed) and Noa (blue eyed) are children now.

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#59 Old 29th Sep 2020 at 8:36 PM
And some household thumbnails, just because there are already family relations between them and it's good to to remember them to make plans of possible future sentimental relations

The youngest generation are:
- Inés Blanco
- Diana, Clara and Juan Pardo
- Rafael and Carlos Rojas
- Joaquín, Jana and Noa Rubio
(Rafael and Diana are the only teens so far, nobody else is of age for dating.)

Diana, Clara and Juan (children of Carlota Pardo), Rafael and Carlos (children of Fernando Pardo) and Inés (child of Maricarmen Pardo) are all cousins.
Joaquín, Jana and Noa Rubio are children of Ezequiel Blanco, hence cousins of Inés Blanco.

Joaquín, Jana and Noa Rubio are unrelated to Diana, Clara and Juan Pardo, and to Rafael and Carlos Rojas.
They technically can become romantic interests of each other in the future, but since Diana and Rafael and quite older than the Rubio children it seems unlikely that they reach such a point.
It would not be impossible for Joaquín Rubio to be interested in Clara Pardo, nor for Jana and Noa Rubio to be interested and Juan Pardo or Carlos Rojas.

So in the future there may up to three new conections between the playable families, and everyone else is to find a partner between the avaliable townies. Or remain single, of course. But it's quite possible that quite a bunch of townies get added and the families expand a little bit more.
Which is nice, I do like small hoods, but it's also great seeing them grow a little bit.
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#60 Old 7th Oct 2020 at 3:25 PM
Fernando Pardo aged very well - and now he certainly looks after his father!
He loves his career so he means to keep working and try to reach the top of the career.

First son Rafael managed to reach the top of the teen career (and will soon go to college) while younger one, Carlos, also aged.
Finally having more teens, which means that there may be more dating in the near future


At the Blanco's house, Maricarmen is cheating to Ezequiel with some townie (I think the name is Antonio Santana).
Ezequiel has been cheating too, so it would come as no surprise if this marriage were over any time soon...

Their daughter, Inés, decided to torment her cousin Clara. Will they become friends when they grow up or will there be family quarrels from now on?

And at night they had an unwelcome visit: a burglar! She stole their car, but the police came in time to catch her - and refund the family for the lost car.
Time to buy an alarm, perhaps?


Good tidings at the Pardo family door: a matchmaker left a genie lamp - and Francisco asked, as usual, for some money.

Which comes in good time because Carlota is pregnant again!
She already has 3 children of her previous marriage, but husband Manuel also wants some more children of his own...


The Rubios managed to save up some money (specially after grandpa Daniel wrote a best-seller) and decided to invest in a better school for the children.
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#61 Old 10th Oct 2020 at 7:56 AM
Sad day for the Rojas family, as one of the dogs died - of old age. All the other pets (and one stray that passed by) were whooling to the sight of death.

Rafael enjoyed his time though, with a last date with Josefa. Last date? Well, not sure, but he's about to move in to college (so is she) and things often change in college.
When he leaves for college, the rest of the family will also move into an even fancier house - they are definetely doing very well!


Not much going on the Blanco family, but I like pictures of whole families dining together


New baby for the Pardo family!
Since both Carlota and her husband Manuel are dark-skinned, it was expected that baby Yéneba had dark skin too. I'm looking forward seeing her age though.


And last but not least: Mila Rubio was clearly coughing. She seems to have caught some virus!!!
OK, her husband Zacarías is a Family Sim, surely he will be making some soup anytime now...
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#62 Old 10th Oct 2020 at 8:30 AM
Rafael is now in college. His skills are not high, he will definetely need to work quite a bit to get good grades.
And it would not hurt socializing a bit, right? :D

His former high school sweetheart was also moved into college, for sync purposes, but I mean to keep her as a semi-playable.
So there will be a new paper-delivery teenager in the neighbourhood!


As planned, the Rojas family moved into an even larger fancier house. Just because they can afford it.

Also Sonia rubbed the lamp for the last time, and got some extra cash. Which is good, because bills in a new house are always larger.

Paula grew up, she's an elder now. While Fernando loves his job and means to keep working for a while, I expect Paula to retire soon enough.

And of course they had a nightly visit. You can't earn & spend so much money and believe burglars won't notice!


At the Blanco family house, both Ezequiel and Maricarmen focused on spending quality time with young Inés.


They grow up so soon! Inés became a teenager, and I felt like she required a makeover. Now she quite looks like a doll

Btw Ezequiel's brother Zacarías was visiting, and he seems to be as sick as his wife Mila...


So much growing up in the Pardo household!
Juan and Clara are teenagers, and little Yéneba is a toddler. So much to celebrate.



The burglar visited them too, but apparently this burglar is quite silly

But she woke up Yéneba, and Manuel got in charge of her during the night.


Mila Rubio and husband Zacarías Blanco spent their day eating grandma's soup
So not plenty of news. But Joaquín also grew up, and he's a quite handsome young man.
 
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