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Ovanåker year 75-79, A Tough Period

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Sep. 10th, 2010 | 07:09 am


Previously at Ovanåker, Kevin was in charge of toddler training. Elisabeth and Rut proved to be equally mean, laughing at kids sleeping on the floor. Olle and Ludvig were born. Filip grew up to child. Elisabeth went to work and became a High School Principal. Then she got pregnant again and Ludvig grew up to toddler. Olle refused to grow up.



Olle, the baby who refused to grow up last round, is thrown through the air. He’s growing up whether he likes it or not.

 

What a cutie he is! Hopefully he will grow into his full lips later in life.
He is an extremely active Gemini, but at the same time, he’s pretty nice.



In the middle of the night, it’s time for the next baby. The contractions start traditionally in the bathroom.



It’s twins once again – one girl and one boy. They are born on the 9th of August ’76 at 3.09 am. To the left is Popular name no 46 – Natalie.
And to the right her brother Jesper, Popular name no 98.
Natalie got the light colours of the family, with her blue eyes and very light skin, while Jesper is a bit darker, with brown eyes and medium skin.

 

And from that moment on, chaos prevails again at Ovanåker. Babies, bottles and cat litter all over the place. Hungry and stinking parents, and no time to cook or clean.

And it just gets worse… They wear down one nanny at a time



Finally, it’s decided that they have to take turns to get out of the house. Kevin goes on an outing with his old friend Zacharias, and has some more energy to deal with the five kids at home when he gets back.

Also as a result of seeing other people, Kevin succeeds in getting in such a good mood that he could bear to look for his desired job in Politics again. And lo and behold, there is an opening as a lobbyist available!



The oldest (except from Rut who doesn’t live at home) Filip, has taken an interest in Logic, and studies the stars at night. It's his way to get out of the house.

 

Early Sunday morning, Elisabeth starts to suspect she’s pregnant again. With the still prevailing chaos here, there’s not much hope that she will carry it to term, though. But we’ll see.
A certain calm is falling upon the family during Sunday. They seem to have adjusted to being seven instead of five. The parents rarely find the time to get dressed, though. And tonight it's Ludvig's birthday!



Just when all the guests arrive for Ludvig’s party, Kevin teaches him to walk. That’s terrific, he’s got three out of four toddler skills in this family!

 

When the friends and family gathers around the cake, the rain starts to fall. It’s not as bad as when Filip grew up though, when Stella was disturbed in her grave.
Here he is, all grown up, looking like a clone of Kevin. I see nothing of his mother in him, at all. Interesting how different siblings can be!

 

It’s the babies’ birthday, too, and Jesper is the first one Kevin can lay his hands on.
Jesper looks a lot like Filip. And Kevin is not his usual sunny self. Maybe he’s getting bored by all the birthdays.
Jesper turns out to be an extremely neat, extremely outgoing, extremely active, but very mean Aries.



Elisabeth takes care of Natalie when time for her to blow out the candles. Elisabeth is however really pissed off by something. Maybe her eldest daughter’s shameless flirting with a married man double her age.



There is no birthday for Natalie. Instead she’s put on the floor where she falls promptly asleep, while her mother suffers early cramps and loses the pregnancy.
Kevin is at her side.

Kevin: “Don’t be sad. We already have six healthy children, and when you’re ready, we can try again if you want to!”



First day back at work, Kevin gets promoted to Campaign Manager, but doesn’t look particularly happy about it. Maybe his thoughts too linger with the miscarriage.

And the problems are not over with that – Filip comes home with a grade warning. Apparently noone saw to that he did his homework over the weekend. And with the mess in the house, it’s only natural, if not excusable.



With nightfall comes Natalie’s birthday. Since she refused to grow up with her twin she will now be considered one year younger than him, with a birthyear of ’77.

She has similar facial features as her brothers, but with a more delicate, feminine touch. She’s an Aries, too, but not as extreme as Jesper. She’s only extremely neat. This is turning into a family of neatfreaks!



It’s also Olle’s birthday. The only child so far that inherited his mother’s black hair. However, since it’s late, the police comes to break up the party.



With the same haircut as his brothers, Olle looks a lot like his uncle Georg. He really resembles the Mattsson’s more than any of his siblings.



Filip is exhausted and cannot do his homework properly. However, his grades need to be saved, so his brothers are doing his assignments, more or less volountarily.



The update draws to an end with the family still in disorder. Filip’s grades are better, but still pretty bad, and he’s so fun-deprived he refuses to do any more homework. Natalie is neglected in her high chair but needs a new diaper.
Ludvig spends time at the computer instead of doing something useful.

 

Olle sleeps in his parents’ bed. The only one with a mood above red is Jesper, who gets a bath from the nanny.
And finally, we have another close call for a miscarriage. Elisabeth really should take it easy!

 


Ovanåker after round 21:
Elisabeth Burlin
Kevin Burlin
Filip Burlin
Ludvig Burlin
Jesper Burlin
Natalie Burlin
Sara, the cat



 

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itlandm_sims

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from: itlandm_sims
date: Sep. 10th, 2010 08:25 am (UTC)
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They could have needed some neatfreaks earlier to tidy up that house! It looked worse than my best friend's bedroom used to. -_- Someone urgently need to open a robot shop in Mattsmyra...

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jungfrun68

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from: jungfrun68
date: Sep. 10th, 2010 09:07 am (UTC)
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When I blogged this update it didn't seem as bad as it was when I played it. It was a real nightmare! I have had a hard time getting to blog this at all, since I didn't want to re-live it. :/

And yes, neatfreaks can be used here, or a servo, but there are none available in Mattsmyra as you point out ;)

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ndayeni

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from: ndayeni
date: Sep. 11th, 2010 12:12 pm (UTC)
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So much chaos here. Congratulations for getting through it all :) So is Elizabeth going for 10 kids, or are the multiple pregnancies just happening from ACR or risky woohoo or something?

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jungfrun68

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from: jungfrun68
date: Sep. 11th, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC)
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She's going for 10 kids, but the twins are all natural, with the help of the family perk. We'll see if she'll ever complete the task. No adoptions will be allowed, it's only generation 3 being born here, while we have a few generation 4 already.

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lizbeth120

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from: lizbeth120
date: Sep. 15th, 2010 07:24 pm (UTC)
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Wow, such chaos... I know the routine in super packed households all too well myself. Sorry for Elizabeth losing the baby, but I'm sure she'll be able to have another after the kids grow up a little more. Good luck with the 10 kids IW... I think I might try it toward the end of my challenge (I changed my mind doing it now because I have too many sims with the Marry off 6 kids LTW at the moment to bloat to population even more with the IW)

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jungfrun68

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from: jungfrun68
date: Sep. 16th, 2010 04:28 am (UTC)
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I regret sometimes that I started the 10 kids IW with this couple, but then again, not one kid looks exactly like the other, so the genes are fun to play with here.

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olivethegreat

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from: olivethegreat
date: Oct. 1st, 2010 06:10 am (UTC)
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This family is really crazy and seem to be very hard to take care of.

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jungfrun68

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from: jungfrun68
date: Oct. 1st, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC)
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I could hardly get myself to blog it, since I didn't want to re-live it :D

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Rachel

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from: reksims
date: Oct. 8th, 2010 06:02 pm (UTC)
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Wow, that house is nuts! I'd be really afraid of the kids being taken away cuz I lost one.

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jungfrun68

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from: jungfrun68
date: Oct. 8th, 2010 09:17 pm (UTC)
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Always - the mad homework session was an evidence to that! :)

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ciyrose

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from: ciyrose
date: Nov. 8th, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
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LOL....wearing down one nanny at a time...what a BUSY house! Of course with 2 sets of twins it's not unexpected. Poor Elizabeth loosing the baby....not that they really needed anymore chaos in this household yet. Poor Natalie didn't get her birthday like she should....:( This is one of the few households of boys. They actually have more boys than girls, but they still all came as results of brithed twins...even if it didn't stay that way. Oh boy Elisabeth is pregnant again...will it survive in the chaos this time? CRAZY!

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jungfrun68

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from: jungfrun68
date: Nov. 10th, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC)
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This is the craziest house in Mattsmyra at the moment. It was agonizing to play, and even to blog! :)

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That elusive Kevin Burlin!

from: nonikk63
date: Sep. 28th, 2011 08:25 am (UTC)
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I've started looking for him in my game too, and I've come to understand that I am not the first one to do that ... ;-) Was he a townie teen originally or did you grow him up from a townie child? I suspect that it is also connected to what neighbourhood you play, the premade have some unique sets and I would have better luck finding him in Pleasantview (this far I've only searched Riverblossom Hills) or a hood I've made myself. I thjnk I remember him showing up in Pleasantview a looong time ago when I was still only playing basegame (and I've started that hood over at least 7 times) and had had a lot of townies move in. Of course I had him too move in with someone as soon as possible. He is gorgeous! :D But as he gets generated after a while, he most certainly will go by different names every time. And in my game he showed up already an adult. I'll have to try make him in CAS instead. But it would make more fun if actually turned up by himself.

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jungfrun68

Re: That elusive Kevin Burlin!

from: jungfrun68
date: Sep. 28th, 2011 11:14 am (UTC)
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I've got two Kevin's in my game, as they got confused in college. One was a townie kid and one was a townie teen from the beginning, I don't remember which one.
I MIGHT have spawned some townies on purpose at some point, but I'm not sure.
Sorry I cannot help my readers more with this. If I could learn how to upload sims I could get him for you :)

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