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Well, as you can probably guess by the previous post, there hasn't really been any simming progress. I wasn't expecting any, either.

Otherwise, there has been nice progress, however. As of yesterday, I have an apartment based on oral agreement. As of today, I've officially got it: I've signed the lease, gotten an insurance for the new apartment (and terminated my old insurance) and paid the deposit. I've also sent a request for offers to moving companies via a handy web service. (The new place is 200 kilometres away, so there's no way I'm doing it with a rented van and a couple of friends.)

So, truly not bad for a couple of days' progress. At the moment my outlook on the move is quite positive. Let's see if the desperation sets in when I have to actually pack... Well, that's a worry for another day!
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I suppose I could sit down and type this since it's too late to actually do anything useful tonight.

So I've been mentioning that there's some real life stuff going on, some positive stuff. Well, it's now official and I've made the announcement IRL, so it should be increasingly unlikely that anyone would accidentally find out by reading my sims blog. So here goes.

This is the news: I'm changing jobs, and while I'm at it, moving to the capital. It's a change I've been contemplating for a longish while for several reasons, some of them professional, some personal. It sort of felt like my life's been glitching pretty heavily in the recent years, so in the end I ended up doing a rebuild. (You know, at some point the carpool refused to let me return home, so I needed to forcefully delete myself, later there's been a lack of walkbys, the like. Yeah, I kinda like the metaphor.)

Right now the situation is that I have a job, and as of today, it seems I also have an apartment. There's a billion things to be taken care of, but my biggest worry, finding a place, should be history now. I'm stressed, but at the same time content that things are finally moving on.

So probably there'll be very little time for simming activities in the immediate future I would predict. Still, I'll try to pop by at least once a week to check up on things. If I've nothing to report simming-wise, I could babble a bit about real life.

Anyway, that's what's going on, so if I'm quieter than usual, I'm not dead, just busy!
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This week was pretty busy in real life, plus there was a surprise in the middle of it, which will affect also weeks to come. So there's stuff going on in real life (good stuff, fortunately), which I'll probably talk about in a bit more detail a bit later.

Anyway, I didn't actually sim this week, but early in the week I sat down a thought about the population issues in Alphabetia in earnest. I did a listing of the current sims and added some markup. Based on that, I came to a realization, and I think I have a system that I like, for getting things back on track. And not only that, but also hopefully keeping them on track.

I think I'll post about that too later on, but right now I'm not going to make promises on that either. Real life promises to be busy next week too. But maybe I get a little bit done, and in any case, I'll report again.
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So, it's again time to check out the simming of the past week. It was still rather heavily TS4-centric, as I played the legacy attempt forward and did some documentation too. Still fun, so still all good.

I did write a little bit for the Capps along the week, so that's moving forward, if a bit slowly. And just today, I played a bit over a day of the next Alphabetia household, the Hamiltons.

Glitches galore )

So such was this week's weekly simming. A little bit happening here and there, we'll see how things go next week!
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Again, this week's simming mostly consisted of TS4. The legacy attempt is still fun and relaxing, so I'm sticking to it, for now anyway. The family has one kid currently, a toddler, and they're expecting their second now. I'm having fun exploring the toddler features. The little ones are such a handful! But fun, for me anyway. :) To be honest, this is the most excited that I've been about a challenge in a while. Feels nice.

I did play a bit of TS2 in the weekend, too, and finally finished the Capps in the Lakewood rotation and posted picspam on them. I also wrote a little bit of them (as well as the TS4 legacy), but I'm still behind there. Well, I'll get there, and simming has been fun, so all's good.

Not sure how next week turns out, but hopefully there's some time for sims there too.
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Last week's simming, let's see. Well, I didn't actually open TS2 once during last week. Real life has been sort of tiring, but I have played some TS4 to relax. I've been having fun with that second legacy attempt, and I think it's going pretty well too, so it's all good.

Real life may continue to be tiring this week, so no big promises there. I know I'm behind on commenting on some fun updates posted in the past week or so, I hope to get to those some time this week. We'll see, that bugger called real life takes priority, and it's a demanding thing sometimes.
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There was a little bit of simming this week, actually in two games.

During the week, I felt like playing just for relaxing, and TS4 felt like the game for that. I sort of messed up my previous legacy attempt and got bored, so I started a new one. I confess that I was partially tempted into it by the addition of toddlers: I'm curious. Again, I'm documenting for myself, but don't know if I'll publish it. Maybe if it looks like I'll stick to it. For now, I'm enjoying not thinking about having a new chapter to finish and all that.

Today, after first playing some more of that legacy, I even felt like playing TS2. I actually had a longish play session with the Capps, although I still didn't finish their week. I played some business, plus there was a birthday and a subsequent makeover.

So, a bit of progress there. Oh, and I also did a bit of writing, so that counts too. Winter is slow, but I think this week has been more productive than the few before it.
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Almost forgot to do weekly simming! Well, still not much to report. I did manage to post that picspam I've been sitting on, and on Saturday, I even played the Capps for a tiny bit. Probably a half a day or something such. They're quite close to the end of the rotation. So close... Mustering the energy and concentration is kind of hard at the moment. Buuut... Well, bit by bit. No promises, but maybe we're moving towards a more productive time. I hope so anyway.
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Quickly before bed. Again, not a huge amount of progress this week, but a little bit in the weekend. I played the Capps forward, they're at Saturday evening currently. It's a busy and fun week I find. :) I also wrote them a little bit, but as almost always, I'm behind there. Shamefully, that Alphabetia picspam is still unposted.

I'm guessing it's this time of the year. It's kaamos time, so just dragging oneself to work and back is enough of a task. Well, in that respect things are getting better little by little, there's a little bit more of light every day. Well, we'll see how next week goes.
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As I suspected, last week was a bit quiet in the simming department. I had a pretty rough week at work and needed to just get my head to relax in the evenings.

But I made it through, and simmed a little bit in the weekend; the Capp family are now at Thursday morning I think, and there was a teen birthday too. I wrote a little bit of them, but admittedly not that much. The previous set of picspam from Alphabetia is still unposted.

This week should be a bit more on the normal side with work, so maybe I'll have a bit more energy this time. But I suppose that remains to be seen.
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Welcome to the first weekly simming of the year!

The first week of 2017 was pretty good for simming matters. I managed to do the things on my to-do from last week: post picspam on the Mendozas as well as write some simming goals for the year.

It was a long weekend, so just in the end of the week I also got some actual playing done. I managed to finish the next Alphabetia household, though the picspam is still unposted. Now this evening I played a little bit of the Capp household in Lakewood, they're at Wednesday morning currently.

So not a bad first week of simming this year I'd say. Next week is supposed to be pretty busy at least work-wise, but maybe in the weekend I could have some time. We'll see.
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So, I set it on my todo for this week to do my traditional year in review post, so here goes. My goals for last year were pretty simplistic:

2016 )

So all in all, pretty good I'd say. I haven't really thought about what I want to do simming-wise this year, so I'll have to make it up as I go. I want to keep it simple still, but on the other hand, I wouldn't want to do the same thing every year. So let's see.

2017 )

Okay, I think that's enough for this year. We'll see how it goes!
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And here we are again. Happy 2017, folks!

Perhaps a bit surprisingly, I did manage some progress even in the last week of 2016. I wasn't doing anything in particular on New Year's Eve, so I did some sim stuff and managed to finish the final update of the year, the first part of the fourth week in Lakewood. That was a long time coming, I had been slacking off with writing the update, but now it's done and I'm content with that.

Then today, I got a bit of progress too. I started playing the next household in Alphabetia and managed about a day and a half, while also doing other stuff today. So not bad. It's the third-to-last household of the main 'hood rotation, too, so slowly I'm getting close to playing my heir in college. Yay!

I'm still due to post that picspam from the previous household, plus I should do my year in review post too. I'll put those on my to-do for the coming week and see how that goes. I'm not sure yet what goals or such I want to have for my simming this year, but one thing I know I want to do: these progress reports. Even if there isn't always much/anything to report, it keeps me more active.

So, progress or no, see you next week with the first weekly simming of the year!
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So it's less than 30 minutes from midnight here, and here comes our last update of the year 2016! It's back to Lakewood and to the beginning of the fourth week. I hope you enjoy the update, and if you feel inclined to comment, that's welcome anywhere.

And while I'm at it: Happy New Year! Here's hoping it's a really good one. Have fun, and stay out of the way of the fireworks!
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This entry is a day later than usual, which was to be expected of course. Happy Boxing Day! Being Christmas week, there wasn't a huge amount of progress last week, though I did play and write a bit early in the week.

Now, since today has been Boxing Day, I got some progress. I wrote a little bit for the Davidsons (so... close!), but most of all, I played. I finished the Mendoza rotation, and sent four new students to college. I should yet post picspam on that all, but that's a task for another day.

One more week to go this year. No idea how that'll turn out, 'cause admittedly I'm still distracted by other games and stuff, plus it's New Year's next weekend. But we'll see, maybe I'll get a little something done.
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Just quickly running by to wish my fellow simmers Happy Holidays! May whichever one you are celebrating be a warm and fuzzy one. And if you're not, have a great weekend!

I'll be mostly offline for a couple days, spending time with the family. See you in the "in-between-days"!
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Well, there was some progress this week. I've played the Mendozas forward, and they now have about a day and a half left in the rotation. Plus I've been writing the next Lakewood update too, that's not too far away from complete anymore. Seeing that the holidays are coming up, it's a question whether I can make it yet this year, but I might.

I'll confess I've been distracted by this game that a real life friend lured me into trying. I suppose that'll continue being a distraction, but I hope to still get something done simming-wise too.

Next week is already X-mas week, so I don't expect a huge amount of progress. But maybe I'll have time during the week, we'll see.
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This week I managed a bit of progress here and there. I managed to finish the Davidson household yesterday, and posted picspam on that. I also managed some progress on writing that, now I'm maybe halfway through the week there. Plus today, I played a day of the net household in Alphabetia, the Mendozas. Sal's great granddaughter grew into a teenager. :) So all in all, not a bad simming week.

Next week shouldn't be terribly busy, my X-mas preparations are in a good phase. (Made gingerbread this weekend, yummy!) But we'll see how things go there!
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] esmeiolanthe! I hope it's a great one! ^^
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As expected, I was quite busy this week. A couple of day-trips to the capital on business were enough to wipe me out, and on Friday, I went to see a really nice concert. Popular music on classical instruments, always a treat for me.

Anyway, in the weekend I had some progress, a little bit yesterday and a nice, long play session today. I didn't actually cover that much game time, as I mostly played a business to get a position open in a career, and I managed that. Still, the Davidsons are now at Saturday morning, so a little bit left to finish the rotation. I might let it run until Monday evening, to give William a chance of topping the Business career in the end of the rotation. I'm still behind in writing, but I have done some more during the weekend.

Next week should probably be less hectic, although X-mas preparations may come in the way of simming. Tuesday is a day off, as it's Independence Day around here, but I think the X-mas card show may need to take place then. Well, we'll see how things go.

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