Färila year 97-100 - Saturday to Tuesday
Leif Hartwig, 72, Popularity/Pleasure, LTW 5 top-level businesses
Gustav Hartwig, 33, Popularity/Knowledge, LTW 20 pet best friends
Lena Hartwig, 33, Romance/Grilled Cheese, LTW Rock God
Birgit Hartwig, 5
Beta, the dog
We start this update with some mother/daughter bonding, awaiting the birth of Birgit's little sister or brother
It’s a boy! At 5.39 am on the 8th of August ’97, Popular name no 7, Liam, sees the light of day. He’s a clone of his sister, as tradition is in this house. The kids’ father Gustav is a clone of his older sister, too.
Leif struggles with the popularity of Amelia's. The level drops instead of rises. I really don’t know what’s wrong with this place!
At least he gets some comfort in Anita, his new fiancée, who comes by.
After many hours at Amelia’s, Leif goes to his other place, the 1-2-3+ Gym. Not more does he set foot on the lot, than he gets a good review.
His employee Nanna is an asset to the company, cleaning bathrooms and dishes off the table
His childrens’ cousin, Christoffer Montell, is a regular at the gym
Sometimes Leif himself has some time to do a workout
And soon we have level 7
Elisabet is a member at the gym, too
In the meantime, Gustav takes the big sister Birgit downtown to go to the hair dresser
She’s a bit skeptical
Gustav loves it!
Hair Dresser: ”Do you want to take a look?”
Birgit: “I’m not sure…”
HD: ”You look great!”
Birgit: “Yay! I love it!”
Then she meets Roland Burlin, who might be a possible match for her. They are actually distantly related – Roland is Gustav’s second cousin and they are five years apart, but we’ll see.
Gustav and Birgit stays downtown all day, to let Lena and Liam rest in peace
They even go swimming after darkness falls
Back home Birgit finds that her preferred hobby is Fitness. Why doesn’t swimming count as fitness? Is that sports?
Then Lena and Birgit have a late dinner of grilled Cheese. It's the thing Lena usually cooks, being a secondary GC sim and all.
And now – the mandatory family trees as preparation for Family Sunday. Leif is generation 2. His mother was Ida Mattsson, who married Lasse Hartwig and introduced that name in the hood.
Leif has clone children Elisabet and Gustav, and Gustav has clone children Birgit and Liam. Elisabet’s boys are not clones
Lena is the second daughter of Patrik Mellberg, the former mail man, and Susanne Berg, the late successful author. She’s got sister Monica who has three children with Wilhelm Törnblad
It will not be a traditional Family Sunday – we will have a wedding!
Here comes the guests!
And here’s the bride and groom!
And on the 21st of September ’98, Anita Jernelid becomes Mrs Leif Hartwig and moves in with some 33.000 added to the family funds
And a helicopter in her inventory. There’s no room for a helicopter pad on this lot though, so it gets sold.
The wedding, or something else, makes Gustav very happy and he fills his aspiration panel.
Kids in formal wear is extremely rare in my game, so have to show you Birgit in her pretty dress!
She bonds with her cousin Marie in another pretty dress, which is actually her everyday clothes.
It’s a roof-lifter party, and the newlyweds run off to the awaiting limo, while the guests are emptying the bar, just like with ordinary weddings. :)
Congratulations to Mr Hartwig and his 25 years younger wife!
Back home after the honey moon, the grey everyday life resumes. Anita is at the top of the Show Business career (or is it Entertainment? They have the same name in Swedish) being a Prestidigitator, but she wishes to become Hand of Poseidon. There are no such jobs available.
Leif’s everyday life consists of working his businesses. Malin at Amelia’s earns her silver badge in stocking
The store is full of people, but Leif has to work the register himself, since his manager Kenny keeps ordering Malin to do stocking
So he employs a new girl, maybe named Felicia, who already has a silver badge in register.
Then he goes to the gym to meet some nice people
And to tidy up the place
He works the bar himself
And we easily reach level 8. Amazing difference between the businesses – it has been said many times before, but it’s really fascinating!
Back home, the new Mrs Hartwig proves to be an asset to the family, changing diapers still in her wedding gown.
And the ghosts keep Birgit up at night
It seems the wedding triggered Ida to haunt worse than ever. Doesn’t she approve of Leif new wife? In that case she should go after Anita and not poor Birgit and Lena!
Gustav, with the annoying LTW of 20 pet best friends, plays with a stray
Then it’s Liam’s birthday, attended by the immediate family only
Of course he is an Aries, as everybody else in this family, very neat and active and extremely outgoing.
By morning, Anita finds a job as an Underwater Blaster
And Lena is promoted to Battle of the Bands Judge
At Amelia’s, Leif feels forced to demote his long time friend and manager, since he keeps putting people in the wrong places at the store, resulting in poorer levels and loss of loyalty stars. Maybe it will work better from no on.
Gustav is the Mayor of Mattsmyra and commutes by helicopter. Not very environmentally friendly!
And since both him and Leif are Popularity sims, every afternoon there is a long row of people asking if they are still alive and if it’s so hard to keep in touch
Domestic bliss – Leif teaches Liam to walk
Anita teaches Birgit to study
Gustav teaches Liam to talk
The first session at Amelia’s after Kenny had to step down from manager works fine. Malin gets a bronze badge in sales
And soon we have level 8
Or 7. Maybe it wasn’t entirely Kenny’s fault…
Let’s go to the gym instead!
Elisabet is apparently expecting again, and tells her friend Siri all about it
The loyalty stars pour in
Leif hosts a Zumba class
And while relaxing in the hottub, the gym reaches level 9
And Birgit gets good grades.
While Anita gets promoted to Marine Biologist
Gustav invites his cousin Christoffer just to be able to train his dog Macke
Macke learns ”Here!” by the time Lena is promoted to Roadie
That makes her very happy and she fills her aspiration panel. 3p! And there we end this very long update!
Färila after round 26:
Anita (Jernelid) Hartwig
Beta, the dog