Sunday, August 28, 2011

Summer Years 1-7 - Terry

Meet the Terry family…


Darso Terry, Family Matriarch, born May 6, 57 BF.  Fortune – 5 Top Level Businesses – Aquarius – 5-5-4-5-6 – NH Cuisine – turned on by beard & custom hair – turned off by stink.


Her husband Athkor Terry born May 3, 57 BF – Knowledge – Max All Skills – Scorpio – 6-5-9-0-5 – NH Science – turned on by makeup & custom hair – turned off by perfume.


Their granddaughter and heiress Aqwe Terry born Feb 28, 9 BF – Popularity – Captain Hero – Virgo – 10-0-5-0-10 – NH science – turned on by red hair & witchcraft – turned off by perfume.


Their grandson Ashmore Terry born April 9, 4 BF – Taurus – 5-5-5-6-4 – NH Games.


The children lost their mother on Founding Day.


The Terry family realized right away that there were NO businesses in Gumdrop Hills.  The time was right to enter the market so Darso purchased her first business which sold fitness supplies.


Things started slowly but eventually the store was a level 10 business.  It even won the best of the best award.


With a measure of success under their belts, Athkor purchased a music store.  There is always a need for musical instruments.


Athkor worked hard and got the business to level 7. By that point he realized that business ownership wasn’t for him.  The family went home to check on their house which was under construction and Athkor asked Darso if she would like to have his business.  Of course she did.  Under Darso’s hands it flourished and became a level 10 business.


Aqwe wanted her own electronics store.  A great place to meet new people she thought.


Aqwe ran the business up to level 7.  At the same time her grandmother bought yet another business, a bowling alley.


When Aqwe realized how much work was involved in making a thriving business, she transferred her business to Darso.  Darso ran her bowling business up to a level 10 business.  She then returned and ran the electronics business up to level 10.  By this time the family had lots of money but Darso desired just one more business.


She bought a small grocery.  Every town needs one.  With her learned skills she had another top business on her hands.


(Business two kept teetering between level 9 & 10.  Because of that she fulfilled her lifetime want after business 3 reached the top.  I still did two more businesses because it was only fair.  Now I’m sick of businesses.  Kind of sick of this family too and I haven’t really played them much yet.)

After a long deserved rest by me…


I checked and confirmed that Darso also fulfilled her impossible want of earning 100 k.


Construction of the Terry home was completed. (At least on the outside.)





And I actually remembered to snap a few pictures.  That last one shows the front of the Cobb house.  I’ll have to try to remember to get more house shots.

Moving on…


After helping their grandparents fertilize the garden, Aqwe and Ashmore spend a little time in the pool.  It helped them forget things.


Phil Cobb dropped by.  He seemed very interested in something.


Aqwe & Phillip share a kiss.

Aqwe:  He’s kind of cute.  A little young but still…cute.


These two have 80 attraction for each other.  He doesn’t meet any of her turn ons and I can’t remember what his are.  These two may stay together and I’ll just tweak the turn ons some.


Phillip:  Hold on there.  We weren’t doing anything wrong. Just back off.

Aqwe:  (Well we were fooling around on the couch.) You tell her Phil.


Mother Terry visited. 


She walked around with her hand out and a smile on her face for the longest time.  I don’t know what she wanted from the family but she didn’t get it.  Then she scared her daughter twice and her father once.  Athkor was very pleased to see her.

Aqwe:  Not now mom.  I’m busy.


Darso earned her told gardening badge and then started planting eggplants.


Ashmore:  Have you met the alien family down the street?  I haven’t met them yet.  I think they have some kids but they’re younger than me.

Gaston:  I’m half alien.  On my father’s side.

Ashmore:  Really.  We’ve got a human in the family line somewhere but no alien.  I guess were just elves. 

Gaston:  To bad.  I’m fairy and alien.  Much more exciting.

Ashmore:  True.  Maybe I should marry an alien one day.


Athkor:  I’ll get a promotion in no time.


Phillip:  Oh Aqwe.  Just wait for me.  I’ll grow up fast.  I promise.

Aqwe:  Mummm.  Just kiss me you fool.


Darso called the local garden club to request membership.


We have done our best to fix the place up and make it beautiful.


Apparently the garden club agreed.  Darso earned membership and a wishing well. 


A picture of the homes main living area.  It’s all one big room with kitchen, living room & music room combined. 


Aqwe wanted one shot at the wishing well before she headed off to college.  She wished for friends and she got some.


Then she got her scholarship and prepared to leave for college.


She did stay for Ashmore’s birthday.



And so ends our time here with the Terry family.  It’s been a long hard ride.



Darso: Took 5 businesses to level ten thus completing her life time want.  For whatever reason she didn’t get a new want.  She earned 100k for her impossible want.  She earned 4 gold badges: sales, cashier, restock & gardening.  She earned 1 silver badge: fishing. Earned 3 hobby plaques: cuisine, music & nature.  Took a job in the culinary field and is currently a prep cook.  Earned her career reward.

Athkor:  Earned 4 gold badges: sales, restock, cashier & gardening.  Earned one bronze badge: fishing.  Earned 5 hobby plaques: nature, cuisine, games, tinkering & fitness.  Took a job in the medical field.  Is currently a resident.  Earned his career reward.  Has maxed 5 of 7 skills.

Aqwe:  Earned 4 gold badges:  cashier, restock, sales & gardening.  Earned two hobby plaques: games & cuisine.  Fell in love, had first kiss and first woohoo with Phillip Cobb.  Heads off to college.

Ashmore:  Earned 1 gold badge for gardening.  Earned 5 hobby plaques (or would have if he wasn’t a child): cuisine, games, tinkering, nature & music.  Has maxed 5 skills.  Grew into a teenager.


  1. Wow - I don't think I've ever seen a Garden Club signing bonus above $1.5k - let alone above $5k! Well done!

    Businesses do let you earn a ton of money for building with...but I admire the patience to get 5 businesses up to level 10. Especially in such a short amount of play time!

  2. Congrats on the LTW. In all my years of playing TS2, I never completed that one.

  3. It can be a pain. I just use the time stoppage on community lots to my advantage. Sometimes I save my game and come back hours later and start it up again. It can be a pain but you just keep at it until you've got it.