Mail Order Bride

Round 1
2000-2004
Hopson Residence
Next update – Scott
Next Update – Doreen

Sims2EP9 2015-03-16 15-48-31-32

Household:  Doreen and Scott Hopson.   Frank Hopson got married and moved out during the Gibson rotation.

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Scott:  Hi, papergirl!
Paul:  Not a girl.
Scott:  Oh.  Um.  Hi, paperboy.

Sims2EP9 2015-03-16 16-05-01-91

Eric you did not just steal the paper!
Eric:  Of course not.  I’m a GOOD witch sim.
You mean that the paper is blocked by the Humble computer?
Eric:  Precisely.

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Doreen:  A booty call on the first night?  Seriously?

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Ellen:  Hello new best friend!
Scott:  Less talking and more walking.  Meet you at the bed.

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Scott:  Now that we got that out of the way, how about a date?
Ellen:  Great.  Too bad we can’t have a tv yet or a stereo or a hot tub.  I would kill for a trip to the mall.

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Scott:  This was the best night ever.  I love you.
Ellen:  *swoon*  I love you more!
Doreen:  *gag*

Sims2EP9 2015-03-16 16-19-08-62

Scott talked her into some more fun and games.

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Ellen worked in some long-term plans.

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AH!  The mailman is a girl!
Mable:  I prefer mailperson.
Who cares.  Are you gay?
Mable:  I‘m nothing.  Just a lowly NPC who delivers bills and gets chased by dogs.
Doreen:  Shut up before you chase her away!  Now fix her gender preference pronto!
Yes, ma’am.

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Doreen:  Nice to meet you.
Mable:  I am so attracted to you all of a sudden.
Justin:  Oooh.  Girl on girl action to-nite!  Can I watch?
Get out of here, perv!

One bolt is not much to go on, but Doreen is pretty desperate at this point.  Her want to fall in love has been locked in since the meet and greet.

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So far, so good.  Mable is on the job, so the interactions are limited to some light chatting.

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Scott:  So, how about another date?  I missed you after you took off.
Ellen:  Sure.  My calendar is still free.
Oh c’mon.  It’s Doreen’s day.  She actually got Mable to hang out for a bit too.

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Oh oh!  A successful flirt!   Wait.  Hold that thought and don’t go anywhere.  I have to make sure Scott is not mucking up his date.

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I found them in bed, but afterwards, Scott bypassed engagement altogether.  I locked that in quick!

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Scott proposed right then and there.  Ellen happily accepted the proposal.  I did not want to rush a marriage, but I knew Ellen was on the way to that want, so Scott asked her to move in.

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It’s Shademoor’s first official house party!  Doreen knew it was the only way to see Mable off duty.  Everyone except toddlers and babies showed up, I think.  There are just so many of them.  I am really glad that Tobias came.  He is not really friendly with anyone in this household yet.  I think Scott and Louise here have two bolts, so I will have to keep an eye out just in case.

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Jordan: I really love the new skin on you.
Russell:  Aww, thanks, honey.  I feel like a new man!  Oh, and I think I’m pregnant!
Jordan:  Are you sure?
Russell:  Not positive, I just have this feeling.

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Doreen:  You really have a nice…mail carrier bag thingy.
Mable:  Are you trying to flirt?
Doreen:  I might be a tad rusty.
Mable:  A tad?

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Frank:  Hey guess what!
Louise:  What?
Frank:  I married your brother and I love him.
Louise:  Um, I was there doofus.
Frank:  Oh yeah.

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It’s a party, not sexy times!
Doreen:  Everyone is having a good time.  I‘m sure they won’t even miss us.
Mable:  I’ve never done it before.
Doreen:  *whispers* Neither have I.

Sims2EP9 2015-03-16 17-19-26-45

With Doreen and Mable using the bed, Scott and Ellen broke in the couch moving the party to roof raiser status.  They then snuck off to the now empty bedroom to have a quickie wedding.

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Apparently the place to dance and fall in love is the bathroom.  Why?

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Since the party was a success anyway, I had Doreen ask Mabel on a date.  Who knew you could do both at the same time?

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Doreen:  Do you mind?  I’m trying to propose here!
Russell:  Can’t you see I am trying to serenade my man?  I was here first!
Doreen:  It’s my damned house!

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Russell:  I can’t do it, Jordan.  They ruined my song.
Doreen:  You are ruining any chance of us having happy engagement memories.

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I really, really dislike this house.  It is just too cramped even when it was just Doreen and Scott.

Sims2EP9 2015-03-16 17-27-10-77

Tobias, what are you doing?
Tobias:  Pillow fighting?
Yes, but with who?  This is not sims 3 and there are no imaginary friends here.

Sims2EP9 2015-03-16 17-28-00-64

Aha.  It was Ellen and Scott in the bed!  I should have known.  Also, Jordan is in the bathroom pillow fighting with Tobias two rooms away.  LOL

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Finally.  Now boot everyone out.

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Mabel and Doreen got married and took the Bryan last name.  Mabel then went on to pay all the fees for the rotation and put the rest of her $18,000 in the bank..  Doreen and Mabel move out to form our sixth household.  You will see them again in a short while.  Don’t worry.

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Scott and Ellen literally ran to the sofa before the taxi had pulled away.

Sims2EP9 2015-03-16 18-19-28-40

Most of Wednesday was spent earning skill points.  Scott was forced to read the mechanical book while Ellen kept wanting cooking point after cooking point.  She didn’t get too far though as the baby made itself known.

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Scott:  Two plates?
Ellen:  I’m eating for two!  Ugh!

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The quiet night goes on.  After all that spaghetti, Ellen took a nap and popped again a few hours later.  She then started her nesting routine and cleaned the house.

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She gained another cooking point and then chatted with Tobias on the phone before labor struck.

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It’s a BOY!  Yay!  Welcome to the world Michael!  Of the seven children born so far, Michael and Joey are the only boys.

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Scott:  The baby is here?  Really?
Yes, he is right over yonder.
Scott:  I can’t believe I’m a daddy!

I was only over here to check Scott’s eye color and caught that look on his face.  Michael has brown hair like his dad and has Ellen’s eyes and skintone.

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Ellen puts her new cooking skill to use and makes grilled cheese.    Nothing much happens besides skilling and cleaning the rest of the day.

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I didn’t even know you guys had a bench out here.
Scott:  Why do you insist on watching our every move?
It’s my job, but I’ll just go check on the baby.

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Ellen:  Are you sure we should have another baby so quickly?
Scott:  It will be great.  You’ll see.

Sims2EP9 2015-03-16 18-39-05-24

You know, the chances of you staying pregnant are more in favor if you remove the door from your body.
Ellen:  Can we move yet?
Almost.  I promise.  I just have to find a house you can afford and will fit you all.
Ellen:  I’ll take out a loan, just get us out of here.

Sims2EP9 2015-03-16 18-41-07-61

Just before Ellen took out her loan, Michael had his birthday.  I sure hope he grows into that face.

Unsure of what house they end up in, Ellen took out a loan for $100,000 (leave it to me to only have super cheap starter homes or super expensive mansions only).

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Lots of hours go by and by that time, some vodka and Code Red have been consumed also.  The price tag was greatly reduced by getting rid of all the electronics and replacing them with skilling items.  Scott found an old junker car too.  He figures he can fix it up and sell it on Sim’s list to earn cash to pay off the loan.  Since the house was cheaper than expected, Ellen repaid back about $30,000 of loan and keept $10,000 for emergencies and bills.

Taxes:  Deferred.
Fees:  $500 marriage licenses x 2.
Immigration fee:  $3,000.
Total paid:  $4,000.

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