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  • 1. Welcome back to Familiar FacesChapter Seven: Betty's Agenda

2. When last we left the third generation of Familiar's had just graduated from Familiar University. Being the heiress, Betty Familiar has now moved back to the family home in order to take charge. She'll do it alone. There's no college sweetheart waiting in the wings to move in and marry our heiress. Betty has no desire to confine herself to a single man.In case you've forgotten, Betty is a romance sim with a lifetime want to woohoo 20, she has 15ish. 3. Betty's parents Abe and Dina (Caliente) Familiar are elders and have diligently held down the fort waiting for Betty's return. Both parents are perma plat fortune sims. Dina is still working as a Space Pirate in the Adventure Career track, while Abe has been a house husband since taking early retirement from his job as Chief of Staff at the local hospital. Abe keeps the house going, the dogs washed and the garden thriving. 4. Oh yeah the dogs, there's too many of them. Currently four adult dogs live with the Familiars. Lex the second generation heir is an elder, so is his mate Lady; their daughter Sassy and her mate Snickers are still adults and haven't yet bred. The dogs of Tucker's line are primarily mean and sloppy, which is why Abe had to retire in order to keep them all bathed. 5. While Betty was away at University, we rebuilt the family home. I wanted everything on a single floor, so that toddlers and puppies could easily move around. I'm in a constant state of rebuilding and redecorating and so the house as it stands currently will change over the course of the generation and most likely will change dramatically as the generations progress. But for now I'll explain the layout and give a short tour of the key rooms.From the front walk you enter into a small entry hall that has three arched doorways leading to the living room, the kitchen/dining room and to the pool hallway. Off the hallway from bottom left are Betty's Chocolate bedroom, female child's room, shared children's bath and male child's room at the top. Down the right side of the hall is Abe and Dina's lime bedroom with private bath, the purple nursery, and a large communal bath that connects the the mudroom. Off the dining room is a small study/sun room. 6. The living room in apple green with Holy Simoly Arizona furnishings. 7. Betty's Chocolate Bedroom 8. The girls room 9. The boys room 10. Abe and Dina's lime boudoir. Furnishings are again by Holy Simoly, this time it's the Sendai set. 11. Purple nursery with crib cubes, cribs and changing table are from the Bentwood Collection by MsBarrows at TSR. 12. The mudroom/dog room. Approaching the room from the communal bath the door on the left leads to the covered porch and out to the yard, pool, pond and greenhouse. The door on the right leads to the kitchen/dining room. Behind the half wall is a set of stairs that lead to the basement where the skilling rewards and some band instruments are, there's another bathroom in the basement. 13. The kitchen/dining room. Table is imported from life stories and the kitchen is currently from Numenors counter culture set at MTS2. Later in this generation the kitchen will be switched to Holy Simoly's Tranquility set. 14. The small study room off the kitchen. The bookcases on the floor by the window are by Sunair. 15. And that's the tour, or at least the main highlights of what will be shown this generation. I'm not a great builder, but I can usually build a playable home for my sims.Now back to the story. 16. Since Betty had had such success wishing for love at University, she wanted the ability to do the same at home. In order to make that happen we needed to join the garden club and get a wishing well. 17. For the most part the tour went well, but they weren't impressed the small patch of weeds in the back yard. I'd like the garden club graders to try to have a weedless yard with four dogs. 18. But the final grade was impressive, leaving the garden club members wondering why the Familiar's weren't already members. They gave a sizable cash prize and left a wishing well by the pond. 19. Even though she has no want to work Betty took a job in the Athletic track cause it was available and the family doesn't have the punching bag plus she hoped to meet cute, well-built guys she could woohoo with. 20. Oh well two outta three."So if you refuse to listen to my gossip, I guess WooHoo's out of the question?"Send him home he's not legacy legal no point in wasting your charm on him till after you give me an heir/ess. 21. Since meeting guys at work didn't turn out so well, Betty goes back to basics and wishes for another love. 22. And it's Chaz Whippler, bin sim from Academie Le Tour and a Ben Long look alike. We're starting to scrap the bottom of the barrel when it comes to romance sims that can pop outta the well."He's legacy legal and I haven't woohoo'd in almost three days (which is a record) so I don't care what he looks like. I'd woohoo the ugly secret society guy at this point"Umm you did the ugly secret society guy your freshman year."I don't remember that, I must have been under the influence of bubbles and punch." 23. So Betty drags Chaz to the hot tub and"She didn't drag me I came willingly"So Betty and Chaz hit the hot tub and Betty takes her chances. 24. And with her first woohoo of adulthood Betty realizes I was serious about upping her risky rates.At least this means she no longer has to confine herself to legacy legal partners. 25. Being pregnant only means she has more hours in the day to wish for woohoo."Now that I've fulfilled my contract, please make him tall dark and handsome" 26. Wishes don't always come true, but I guess some might say he's handsome in his own way.Abe's a little bit confused over finding dormies in their undies at his lunch table. Don't worry Abe you won't ever see him again. 27. Betty's already moved on. Ajay's added to her contact list but they don't have any chemistry so he doesn't make the cut. There's more than enough one and two boltersin her panel for Betty to choose from, anything less than that is more work than she's willing to do. There's no such thing as a three bolter for Betty."There aren't very many men running around in formal swimsuits"I think it's mostly based on the Maxis personality definition of romance sims. Most Maxis romancers are Taurus's or Libras, neither of which have attraction boosts with Sags. 28. "Bob dear, I'm really happy that you called, but please get back in your coffin before you turn into a pile of ash. You can call me this evening to tell me about Sierra."Bob the vampire spare is engaged to marry Sierra the firefighter. 29. Insert witty lines about boiling water and calling the doctor. 30. Welcome to the world Cary FamiliarNamed for the familiar face of actor Cary Grant, Cary Familiar's got blond hair, green eyes, and light skin tone. So far his genetics point to being a clone of his father. We'll have to wait until he's a toddler to see if he has the Pinocchio nose. 31. Fred stops by for a moment to see his great grandson."No I'm just here to cheer my bed which you stuffed behind the walls of the basement."But Fred, you love meeting new people! 32. His mother's a romance sim, which means she'll take very little interest in Cary. Luckily he's got Abe to care for him and sniff his diapers to see if he needs a change. 33. Betty has more important things to take care of. 34. Abe no longer asks questions, he doesn't want to know the answers. 35. Betty starts hitting the bars looking for contacts. Betty rarely goes back for seconds so she's always needing new options. 36. Sorry Herb she's done with you and moved on, there's no reason for you to hang around she doesn't waste her want slots on anyone she's already conquered. 37. And while she doesn't waste her want slots on her son she does take care of him on free will. 38. I downloaded this dog only bath tub so that they would have a tub easily accessible for dog washing, without having to worry about shocking the gardener by bathing outdoors. 39. It works. . . to a point. Dina relives her days as a Dread Pirate.The funny thing about this is that Dina is the current town slapper. The neighbors don't spy on her nude sunbathing or having elicit affairs, nah they just catch her playing in the tub. 40. What's up Lex? 41. "Fetch it boy!"Lex is the first doggy death of the family that I didn't miss.Bye Lexi, Abe and I will miss you but I don't think anyone else will. Lex was at negative or almost negative relationship scores with all the other dogs at this point. He was fully trained to be playful and calm but he was still always challenging the other dogs. I play with animal controls on so I'm constantly x'ing out challenges and replacing them with play with but such full houses I can't catch them all. 42. First order of business for ghost Lex is to show his mate and daughter where he buried his bone stash.Thank wright the ghost holes aren't real, I'd be forced to move the graves to a pet cemetery if they were. 43. It's time for a toddler toss! All of the family is invited to cheer on Cary. 44. Betty quickly turns her head in order to avoid having an eye poked out by Cary's nose. 45. Cary Familiar, defiantly a cute kid from the front.Sagittarius 1/7/9/8/3 He's sloppy, outgoing, active, playful and just a bit mean. 46. Cary's also a wee bit spoiled, his mom doesn't want to teach him anything, but she's always snagging him for tickles and talks. Gotta love playful sims they love to entertain the kids. Gotta hate playful sims they never leave the kids alone. 47. Grandparents of course handle the training. Not that his grandparents roll up wants to train him, it's just something that I make them do, like gardening and using the work bench