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TotallySimsCrazy
29th Apr 2017, 4:12 PM
Granite Bay is a hood which I started a few weeks ago but have just started to get to grips with. I'm planning to fill the entire neighbourhood and make it one good town. For now, though, it's the beginning and we have four families who have decided to take it upon themselves to make Granite Bay into a nice area to live. (I built Granite Bay's actual terrain myself!)

Granite Bay in its current state:

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Currently, the only occupied place is the mountain woods.

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The Bartletts are the richest of those in Granite Bay and decided to make themselves a home up in the mountain woods. After finding life back in Pleasantview boring, they decided to go on an adventure and ended up finding Granite Bay, in which they built up to make a small town over the past three years. In their small mansion, three of them live. They are: Leela (The Mother), Caitlin (Leela's wife) and Lisa (Leela's daughter)

http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/7/2/9/6/1/5/2/MTS_TotallySimsCrazy-1690228-Bartletts.png

Leela Bartlett:

Age: Adult
Job: Sales Representative in Publishing career (http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=514003)
Spouse: Caitlin Bartlett
Children: Lisa Bartlett

Caitlin Bartlett

Age: Adult
Job: International Corporate Lawyer in Law
Spouse: Leela Bartlett
Children: N/A

Lisa Bartlett

Age: Teenager
Job: N/A
Spouse: N/A
Children N/A




Two best friends, living together. After seeing an online post about a new opportunity in Granite Bay, they decided that a change after living with parents would be a good start. They currently live in an apartment unit.

http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/7/2/9/6/1/5/2/MTS_TotallySimsCrazy-1690230-GD.png

Andrea Guilian

Age: Adult
Job: Unit Assistance in Nursing Career (http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=587499)
Spouse: N/A
Children: N/A

Jennifer Davidson

Age: Adult
Job: Cleaner in Dentistry Career (http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=566083)
Spouse: N/A
Children: N/A





Jason Leach and Leah West are the youngest couple in Granite Bay at 19. They are engaged to be married, making Leah soon to be Leah Leach. They ran away together after their parents, despite their matureness, did not approve of their marriage. They ran away to this secluded and calm landscape to get away from the city of Downtown. While they may panic about having no jobs and wondering how to get by, maybe a job will come soon.

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Leah West:

Age: Adult
Job: Unemployed
Spouse: N/A (Engaged to Jason)
Children: ??

Jason Leach

Age: Adult
Job: Unemployed
Spouse: N/A (Engaged to Leah)
Children: ??





The Kents decided that after Julia's miscarriage, that they would completely forget their life in Veronaville and move away from the memories and the upset that the whole family (but especially Julia) experienced afterwards. With their cute black labrador - Lulu, they hope to make this a family to remember.

http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/7/2/9/6/1/5/2/MTS_TotallySimsCrazy-1690237-Kents.png

Julia Kent

Age: Adult
Job: Elementary School Teacher in Education Career
Spouse: Max Kent
Children: Jenna Kent

Max Kent

Age: Adult
Job: Lieutenant in Law Enforcement Career
Spouse: Julia Kent
Children: Jenna Kent

Jenna Kent

Age: Adult
Job: N/A
Spouse: N/A
Children: N/A

Lulu Kent

Species: Dog
Age: Adult
Job: Unemployed
Children: N/A



and that's it for now! Hopefully able to be getting updates out for them soon. I will be playing in rotation of 7 sim days. Once 7 days have passed, I will go on to the next family and play them.

Current Order goes as follows:

- Kent
- Leach
- Bartlett
- G+D

smorbie1
29th Apr 2017, 4:35 PM
I LOVE the terrain. I would like to use something like that for my coastal Georgia town I want to start. Are you planning to share? (whine, whine, weedle, whine)

Charmful
29th Apr 2017, 5:59 PM
Leah is gorgeous! I like your backstories and little island in your hood terrain :)

lordtyger9
29th Apr 2017, 6:38 PM
I like your back ground stories as well, and nice pictures of your Sims and nice Neighborhood picture.

TotallySimsCrazy
29th Apr 2017, 8:00 PM
Thanks for the wonderful comments, everyone! I would love to share it if you're interested. I'll get on it, tonight!

TotallySimsCrazy
6th May 2017, 1:17 PM
So I decided to start on the Kents.

First off I moved them into 2-4 Rocky Road (Home Sweet Home-No.1) (http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=481708)...
and did some decorating!



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Due to having Jenna quite young, after 2 days it's her birthday and time to become a teenager! Her aspiration level was platinum so she grew up well.
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and after a little makeover, she looked better than I expected for a child made with "create a child" in CAS

http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/7/2/9/6/1/5/2/MTS_TotallySimsCrazy-1691965-snapshot_e610b6ed_2619d255.jpg

After two long days of suffering and trying to get his skills up (I have a mod for no friends needed for careers since it doesn't make much sense and annoys me) Max finally got a promotion. Not just one, but two!

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and so did Julia at the same! :p
She was so excited she got her arm stuck in the mailbox

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So afterward my Sims decided to 'celebrate' and I found Julia hurling into the toilet. Well, we know what that means don't we? (I also have a mod for 7-day pregnancy which I edited from Honeywell's 5-day pregnancy mod)

I suspect that they're going to need another house. That means they need to save up and buy one (If anyone has any recommendations for a 3+ bedroomed house I'd be ever so grateful!) and because of that, Jenna's got a job and is trying to advance before she goes to college in a few Sim weeks :p

Not much has really happened in the first week except for settling in and loads of promotions but I suspect that once Julia starts advancing into her pregnancy, there's going to be a lot going on! :rofl:

Now 7 days are over and we're on 8am Monday again, it's time to change to the Leaches! Keep tuned.

Cher64
1st Aug 2017, 3:23 AM
Your hood is really neat, and I love the backstories of the families settling in.

lordtyger9
1st Aug 2017, 10:21 AM
You take good pictures TotallySimsCrazy and it looks like yoour Sims are doing well so far.

Looking forward to the Leeches.