Sunday, 22 February 2009

The Fielding Family Home

Finding a home to accommodate their suddenly increased family wasn't easy for Mr & Mrs Fielding.  Their small home in Riverblossom Hills obviously wasn't suitable so they looked around and found a new house in Clearwater Bay.

Knowing that she needed to get a job as soon as possible to help with the family income Patricia searched the computer.  She was lucky to find exactly what she wanted in the Entertainment career as she wanted to be a Prestidigitator and she was soon promoted to Birthday Party Mascot.  Patricia hoped that her Knowledgable personality and that she liked black hair and glasses (but not the unemployed) would help in her chosen career.

As Stanley wanted 5 Top Level Businesses he wasted no time in purchasing a small lot in Clearwater Bay which he called Craft Work.  He couldn't afford much after buying the new home so his business was very modest but he hoped to improve it as soon as he could.  Having a Popular personality and liking grey hair and glasses (but not the "unwashed") Stanley hoped he'd get plenty of customers. Ethel joined her husband to help him in the business.  As she hoped to have 50 1st Dates it seemed a good way to meet people.  Being a creature of Pleasure Ethel found it difficult to work but she enjoyed meeting the customers, especially those with grey hair and glasses but just hoped they didn't wear perfume!

Wanting to help to contribute to the family income - and also because they both wanted to be Professional Party Guests - the twins managed to find jobs in the Slacker career.  Even though they are different personalities they have many interests the same.  Matthew, on the right, is Romantic and Brendan loves Pleasure but they both like girls who wear make-up - only Matthew prefers redheads and Brendan prefers blondes.  Matthew dislikes Robots and Brendan dislikes face paint.

Stanley's business continued to grow.  As his hobby was Arts & Crafts he had decided that Craft Work would sell items he and Ethel made.  Stanley concentrated on pot holders whilst Ethel made plates.  He managed to get his bronze level in sewing so could add teddy bears and curtains to his reportoire.  Ethel continued to make plates and take care of the rest of the business whilst Stanley sewed.  Whilst she did meet plenty of people Ethel so busy actually helping to run the business she didn't have much time to get to know anyone sufficiently well to try and date them. Of course, she was keeping that idea private from Stanley!

At home, when the TV broke, Patricia decided to try and fix it - with predictable results. Although she had an interest in tinkering it wasn't enough to successfully repair the TV and then disaster struck!

The television caught on fire!  Even though she'd been electrocuted Patrica grabbed the fire extinguisher - as did Matthew - and the fire was soon out.  Luckily for everyone the fire didn't spread. Back at the business it continued to grow slowly.  Both Stanley and Ethel obtained a badge. Stanley got his silver badge and Ethel her bronze which meant they could add even more items for sale in the business.Suddenly, it was time for the triplet's birthdays.  Patricia couldn't believe her children were really turning into teens but it was Olivia's turn first.  She has a Romantic personality and wants to the Head of the SCIA.  She likes swimwear and Sims with custom hair but dislikes mechanically minded people.

Then it was Lorna's turn.  This teenager was following in her grandmother and older brother's footsteps by being a Pleasure Sim.  Contrary to her sister Lorna likes those who are mechincally minded and also those who are athletic but doesn't like formal wear.  Like the twins she wants to be a Professional Party Guest.

Finally it was Doug's turn.  Doug takes after his mother in that he has a love of Knowledge.  He likes fit people who are also logical but doesn't like hats.  He wants to be a Space Pirate. Although she was pleased to see the triplets grow up Ethel couldn't wait to get to the cake!

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