Day 41 (Friday)
Aicha decides to play in Ainsley’s room this morning.
Her haunting the cube causes her youngest daughter to wake with a fright.
Marc is pleased when Aicha briefly joins him at the chess table.
Ainsley calms herself down so she can enjoy her breakfast and ignores the noises coming from outside.
Maybe music will soothe this playful ghost.
Aimee isn’t impressed by her dad’s gluttonous table manners but doesn’t say a word.
Dancing gets her in the mood to work on the school project and extra credit.
Too bad the project she focuses on is not hers.
(A/N: With as often as she cries and bemoans her destroyed project, I thought she would start over when Marc encouraged her. Nope! She began working on the one Ainsley brought home from school.)
Marc admires the front of their home while collecting the mail.
Ainsley joins him in the garden to ask advice on feeling forlorn.
Marc tells her he’ll always love her because he’s pretty sure she’ll argue with him if he says something like “people like you” and then want him to name names.
He lets both girls know he got special permission for them to miss school that day. When asked, he says they have a special assignment before they can start their weekend.
The special assignment?
They’re volunteering their time and effort to a good cause!
Things are going well until Aimee wanders off the path. She looks for a way back but it doesn’t go well. She then realizes she’s been traveling in circles and is embarrassed that she forgot to use her phone’s GPS to navigate so she gives up and heads home.
After their walk, Ainsley finishes her project and works on extra credit while Marc assists Aimee.
Aimee is quick to find any reason to stop working on the project and asks her dad about a textmergency.
Feeling slightly annoyed, he tells her to text again in case they missed the first message.
Mike comes over after work (He’s an Administrator at Knowledge Providers Association) and Marc is ready to set his plan in motion.
“Surprise, we’re taking a family vacation! Your grandparents stayed in this cabin and so did Mike & I when we were young. We’re hoping this family tradition will be carried forward when you two have families of your own.”
Marc heads to the grill and begins making Breakfast Scramble.
Uncle Mike chats with Ainsley and Aimee grabs a bowl of Gumbo from the fridge.
A bowl of Gumbo?
The items Daisy left behind from her trip with the boys are still there!
(A/N: I didn’t check the fridge until I saw Aimee grabbing food. The fish will be used as fertilizer in the garden at home and I’m sure the food will be eaten while they’re here. A bit odd that game mechanics didn’t have the items spoil but it is what it is.)
It’s a little chilly so Ainsley starts a fire in the fireplace while Mike enjoys the fire pit. The other two rest upstairs.
Mike joins Ainsley inside and they chat for a bit before she decides to take out the trash. I guess Ainsley thought the conversation was a bit boring.
No clue why Mike felt the need to add more kindling, but he does …
… which results in THIS !!!
Mike catches himself and the couch on fire!
Thankfully, Marc’s quick thinking saves the day!
The girls rush to safety, Mike heads to the tub and Marc cleans up the mess.
He replaces the sofa and keeps an eye on the girls when Aimee lights the fire again.
Oh dear, Ainsley isn’t feeling well.
Aimee practices the Debate skill before heading outdoors.
She ignores the sinks at home (as well as the trash on the ground) and decides to get water from the fountain outside the public bathroom before taking a nap.
(A/N: The Get Water bug still happens in my game. I can’t stop other Sims but I cancel the action whenever Marc tries to do it.)
Back at the cabin …
Ainsley practices tossing horseshoes because that’s exactly what one should do when they’re dizzy and the brothers catch up on things.
This is a good stopping point.