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So I decided to try and get inspiration again before building the a house for the last family in the Sim Bin in The Sims 3.  I first went to thesims3.ea.com and got no where quick because their search is really weak if you are trying to find something specific.  I then decided to go to Mod The Sims again and see what could be found there that might help me with figuring out how to make a home for a family with two adults, two children, and a toddler.  I have to say that I really appreciate the filtering options they have and it did help in coming up with a manageable list of homes to look at that wouldn't take hours to go through.

I found a couple of homes that inspired me that were both totally different and that I thought could be modified to allow for the toddler and extra child since most don't seem to put two beds in a child's bedroom.  The first home was the Blue Victorian Couples Starter by ruthless_kk and the second was Stylish Starter 1- 2BR Split Level Under 16K by yadarya.  Both had enough room to spare for the second child and toddler and I felt like I could build something that would not be a duplicate of the homes, but inspired by them, but maybe with a different layout on the inside with slight modifications to the outside.  Turns out I couldn't even build the first floor to a home without going over budget, I'm currently trying to figure out how I got Wesley into a home, granted, he only needed one bedroom.

So after going through the download options some more and realizing this means I would have to patch my game, I decided the Blue Victorian Couples Starter by ruthless_kk was the one that I most wanted to use.  Actually, there are a few homes by ruthless_kk I want to download, but I had to have Kevin do the extraction of the file since my Mac does not like rar files and I was having a hard time figuring out what program would be the best free one to get in order to extract the file (Kevin will be helping me figure that out on one of his days off).  

I am also considering downloading:
Country House Couples Starter
Green Victorian Starter: I want to live in this house!
Sunshine Cottage Starter
Victorian Cottage Starter: I could also see living in this house.
Lavender Victorian Starter

If it weren't for the money limits of the CAS Sims when they are first created, I would totally want more of the homes on ruthless_kk's page which is part of why I am linking to all of the homes I want to download, so I remember where they are when I eventually can, even if I don't have any one to put in them yet.

Now I just have to hope that the issue has been fixed that was causing problems with my mac (but not pc) when I patched the game before after World Adventures came out.  Okay, head is really starting to hurt so I need to end this post now.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Taken from remisims 

"I'm going to explain the meaning of the name for this journal and why I chose it. The game is tag! You're it! Since you're reading this, now go post in your journal what your journal name means and your reason for choosing it. And don't forget to keep the tag game going!"

My name screen name is pretty simple. i live for sleep.  I have had this screen name since I started college at 18 so 15 years now and I use it just about everywhere.  The screen name was picked because at the time my roommate during my first semester of college had some sort of problem with me that I never did figure out the source of and so she said she had to sleep on the bottom bunk (after she had the bunk bed put back together that my mom and I had taken apart to make two separate beds) and that I had to sleep on the top bunk and that she had to sleep with the main light on every night which was right over my head.  So I spent almost every night wide awake and not in my room.  I also made a lot of friends with the drinkers at college because I was the only non-alcohol consuming person up every night to let them back into the dorm which was locked at 11 pm and they generally stumbled in around 3 am.  I would sleep for the 3 to 4 hours a day that my roommate had classes when I didn't although some weekends I would end up sleeping in another building during the day since she would sometimes stick around to make sure the light was on all day.  When a friend of mine and I were setting up our non-college emails, I needed a screen name and since I was perpetually trying to find where and when I could sleep and could sleep through most anything thanks to my general lack of sleep, I decided on i live for sleep.

Speaking of sleep, I am going to have to go back to it now as this is one of my less than good days, I just wanted to get this posted since I have told the story so many times and it is one of the few things I seem to still be able to remember well.
 
 
 
 
 
 
P is for Pause
C is for Camera

Stop hitting P to take a photo!

After my nap I decided to try and get through one day with my Wesley Crusher Sim and every time I wanted to take a picture, I would hit P instead of C and end up missing the picture because I always hit 0 to pause the game.

Is feeling really stupid right now.

Well, at least I have six more days worth of possible play to get the photos I need before I write and then post the entry.

Now to rest again.