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Edens Year 5: A Dining Room Table and a Courting Bench?

neurogirl

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Welcome back to 66 Goodbook Avenue! Year 5 started off with a large expansion for the kids' rooms in expectation of a large expansion of the family. Notice the Heaven-Bound theme to keep little minds thinking about where they go when they die *smile*

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Elsie started a barista job at the family church like her sister before her, because she clearly wasn't doing enough to earn her keep,

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and Genesis turned 4!! As a child and no longer a toddler, she got right down to covering her body for Jesus and starting household chores. :(

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In Feb, baby girl Numbers was born! Welcome to the world Numbers! We can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for you! (Sorry about the name)

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In true Eden fashion, after Numbers' birth Eva couldn't wait to again give her headship what only she could provide. Yes Adam, look at the fine badonkadonk heart for the Lord your wife has.

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What again Mom? Geez Louise! (Yep, Blessing #5 is on its way!)

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Poor Genesis. Not only does she have to deal with an endless stream of younger siblings and start doing chores at 4, but she also has to homeschool herself. What could go wrong? (Also I would like to reassure everyone that what you see is a Creationist-approved science table. The state made them get it.)

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Okay besides Genesis' trials (and there are many), the Edens had a nice thing going year 5. Elsie was the best help ever!!! and seriously bonded with the kids, the house was expanded and decorated, and Eva wrote her most successful manifesto to date, "Finding My Contentment: Abandoning my Personality for Jesus." Eva had indeed abandoned her personality and was on permanently-maxed motives. Sure, she still slept and ate sometimes but did she need to? No!!! She has turned all her needs over to God and become a great mom (but only to toddlers. Genesis is still SOL).   

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According to the MIT living wages calculator (http://livingwage.mit.edu/counties/51003), a two-parent one-worker family (in Albemarle County, VA because that's where I spent my early childhood) needs 50k/year plus an additional 5k for every kid beyond the first one. So even if Elsie is paying her own way, that's 70k/year needed for the Eden 6. Adam's job was $35/hr (salary equivalent $73,000) so they were jussssst squeaking by and with a new baby on the way. But the Lord provides! Mid-year, Adam was promoted to Hobby Lobby Regional Manager and is now bringing in $110,000!!!!! While Adam probably won't progress much further in his career, if he stays a job-type person the family will finally start to have some breathing room and can stop grifting. Here's Adam in his new fancy suit.

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The other big news in year 5 is that Genesis and Elsie began socializing with the outside world! Eva is really too busy to care about her oldest child and her sister-slave, so they've had some fun adventures. Especially Elsie. Elsie Elsie Elsie. Elsie took Genesis and Leviticus to the park to "give Eva a break"

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and while it WAS super wholesome fun for Leviticus and Genesis, Elsie also just so happened to meet a teenager named Cale while she was there. He was playing with children on the pirate ship and clearly has a servant's heart! And if you take away his dyed hair and patch up his jeans, he actually looks a lot like the young man her parents told her to pray for (read: Republican)! During their conversation chaperoned by some elementary-school children, Eva learned that Cale loves music too! They have so much in common! Eva quickly remembered her modesty after this, but she just may have to take Genesis to the park again soon...

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Goodnight Edens! Do you know where your super-sheltered super-oppressed super-horny fundie sister is? I kinda hope not! (As long as she’s safe) Edens out!

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mango_fandango

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You called one of them Numbers :pb_lol::pb_lol::pb_lol: that's certainly all the kids are to Eva and Adam at this point!

 

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Jatalie1996

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Oh man. You're making me want to start another fundie family. I keep getting bored and giving up, but I got up to nine blessings on my last attempt!

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neurogirl

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You should totally start another family! But yeah the fundie families can be rough. Writing this blog actually keeps me interested! And I want to see how many blessings they can have with real-life ratio timing instead of SIMS timing. 

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Jatalie1996

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@neurogirl Yeah last time I made the mistake of marrying off the only two daughters and kept having boy after boy so I quit. Maybe I should try blogging my next attempt for accountability. :pb_lol:

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victoriasponge

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I've lifted the household cap so my lucky fundie family (I've decided they're fundie lite kool Christians for the fun) seem sol. So far they've had 4 girls and she's on baby 5... maybe God will finally bless them? It has been fun coming up with unique spellings and names though.

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neurogirl

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@victoriasponge Yes!!! Prayers for a holy penis-holder! At least you'll have lots of sister-moms though. I'm using a mod to lift the household cap because I have two parents, the live-in sister-slave, and mom just gave birth to blessing #5! I'm also totally cheating by controlling the baby's sex so I can keep doing books of the Bible in order lol. The Edens are #holierthanthou

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WineGlass

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Really enjoying this! In fact I've started my own fundie family.

Sims 4 issue: How do you get more than 8 sims in a household? The game does not allow it, and the only mod I have found which does allow it, does not work with the latest update (1.40.61.1020). You can have the babeez but the game crashes on saving.

Just wondered if you were aware of this issue?

 

EDIT: This mod: http://modthesims.info/download.php?p=5353237#post5353237

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victoriasponge

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@WineGlass try this mod https://deaderpoolmc.tumblr.com/main

its a big doozy of a mod and has lots of settings to play with but gets updated regularly and can allow kids to quit school to homeschool them too. If you need any help setting it up or if you’ve never used it before and want me to go through settings on it then I’m more than happy to be messaged. It also can add in story progression too which is what I find its big selling point to be, means there’s lots of people for my sims to be friends with and kids for them to date... sorry court. 

Edit: don’t know if it’s been updated for new patch yet, I haven’t played in a few days to look to update it. But I assume it either has been or soon will be. 

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WineGlass

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Oh wow thank you! I have dl and installed it, and set the household to 20 and now I can save games. Game changer, thank you so much!! Any problems with it and I'll certainly contact you. Thank you again!! (Don't think I can stand to homeschool them all at this point -  Mum is always tired and I'm not cheating her motives, and she is SO GLAD when they all leave for school. Yes not very fundie, but I CAN'T COPE WITH THEM ALL!!)

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neurogirl

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@WineGlass I use that mod too! That's also how I'm altering lifespans and pregnancies to get "realistic aging." I agree that the mom gets pretty desperate! Without Elsie the sister-slave, AND cheating the mom's motives I couldn't enjoy the game, even if its not quite as realistic!

IMPORTANT POINT if you want to edit the appearance of one of your sims when you have a larger household you need to click the Sim, go to Sim Commands, and hit "edit in CAS." If you don't go through the mod you will lose extra members of your house!

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victoriasponge

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So far I've not cheated motives or brought in a sister mom but I think I've let the dad do more than he would in real life, I leave him usually and he cleans by himself!

Baby number 5 was a boy! God gave! She's now on 6 poor lady... Finally extended the house though :pb_lol:

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WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo?

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21 hours ago, WineGlass said:

Mum is always tired and I'm not cheating her motives, and she is SO GLAD when they all leave for school.

I know how she feels. :pb_rollseyes: I love my kids, but the time while they're in school is very important to me. :my_biggrin:

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purplepeony

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I have also been inspired by this blog, although still haven’t been brave enough to install a mod so I have a full household of eight  now. Managed not to use any cheats yet but am now a bit bored as just repeating basic care tasks over and over!

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neurogirl

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@purplepeony be brave! Get the mod! It's really expanded my options and increased my enjoyment! And the Edens' quiver! (And I'm super basic with computers and it was easy to figure out. go mc command center site, download, move zip files to sims folder, unzip, and move unzipped files to the mods folder. enable mods from the sims Options menu and you're good!)

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