Sunday, December 30, 2007


I've taken up teaching Faith how to fish, sometimes we sneak out the house early-Faith still in her PJs to fish in the nearby pond. Her mother would kill me if she knew that Faith didn't have any shoes on by the water.

Saturday, December 29, 2007


Family life is going well. I am thinking about hosting an exhibit in the gallery. Not for sale, but something to encourage sims to visit and browse. Perhaps even expand the gallery to include a second floor, we could even rent it out for special events and parties and weddings to bring in a bit more income. Yes, that would work. O, back to the exhibit. Perhaps a nature exhibit since fall is approaching. I could visit the botonical gardens and take some photos and gather ideas for some paintings. Perhaps a contest.

Friday, December 28, 2007

New Job

Jan wants me to consider joining the staff at the Medical Centre. Currently I'm a surgeon at the downtown hospital, but if I join the Medical Centre I would be in charge of plastic surgery and other minor surgeries. I would spend my days consulting with patients and procedures. I think I wouldn't mind, I would still have my pension as well as a salary from the Medical Centre.

Grey Sims

I'm the leader of the Grey Sims Society and even I must say, we suck! We do nothing, sometimes we meet and take advantage of discounts, but the group isn't active enough.

Our members are: myself; Rayne Wilsonoff; Ajani Wilsonoff; Darrel Kent; Elle Kent; Ellsworth Dawson; Jan Dawson. Seven total sims though some are more involved than others.

There are more things we can do, we can meet for meals, nights out enjoying bowling (though some may enjoy playing bridge and poker more, I wonder where we would go play cards)

I vote that we should take a vacation together, that would help in bonding. I will ask the members about it.


I feel like the walls are slowly squeezing in, water is rising everywhere and I can see nothing-it's so black and dark.

This is the dream I've been having for several nights-waking up in a cold sweat. I am concerned as it always seems the same and it never changes, could it be a sign, could it be a prophecy?

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Archives/Technology Note: Historical Register

Clark Grey

The Historical Register will consider a location historic if:

The quality of significance in simmish history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture is present in districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that possess integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association, and:

A. That are associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of simmish history; or

B. That are associated with the lives of persons significant in simmish past; or

C. That embody the distinctive characteristics of a type, period, or method of construction, or that represent the work of a master, or that possess high artistic values, or that represent a significant and distinguishable entity whose components may lack individual distinction; or

D. That have yielded, or may be likely to yield, information important in prehistory or history.

As a result, some families are interested in rebuilding thier ancestoral homes from TS1. I think that instead families and the hood should focus on maintaining the historical locales here already, such as Celebration Park.

Monday, December 24, 2007

My Daughter

My daughter, S'Ahmisa is the light of my life, especially with this second pregnancy lagging so much. My due date has come and gone and still no baby this simday *sigh* I hope to add a little brother for S'Ahmisa soon, I wish the technology was better. No ultrasounds or anything to tell me the gender neither if I carry twins or not. O, back to my daughter, I love tickling her and hearing her giggle and tucking her in at night as she sleeps. So peaceful.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Medical Note-Pharmacy Expansion

Jan Dawson
The pharmacy is in need of expansion. Right now the gift shop is selling plenty of items and bringing in most of the profits. We're going to expand the product selection soon, however, the phamarcy needs to be expanded as well with more medicines and over-the-counter drugs.

Friday, December 21, 2007

President Note: Comp Plan?

Ayanna Kent

Should we create a compehensive plan? The Comprehensive Plan would be the blueprint for growth and development of the community. It would describe the long-term direction and vision for the hood. The Comprehensive Plan would contain the long-term goals for the hood, such as providing a safe and healthy environment for residents, supporting businesses to help create jobs, and preserving the high quality of life the residents of Apple Valley have come to expect.

I will present it to the hood council members.

Thursday, December 20, 2007


I gave Elda some items for our grandchildren, Astute and Thomasina. They celebrated thier child birthday and I sent over some toys that Matthew and I picked out. A nice doll for Thomasina and a stuffed tiger for Astute.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Homemakers Club

I am in charge of this simweek's Homemakers Club Meeting. We're going to meet at CupaJava for some espresso and maybe a cake...or two and discuss how we can bring Exercise in the Home. I will publish the minutes from the meeting.

I'm an elder and life is slowing down. I will not run for re-election, I wonder who will take my spot on the Hood Council.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

New Job

I am a scientist by heart and nature, however Aunt Jan wants me to consider joining the staff at the Medical Centre. She said that I would be a researcher, working to publish articles and discover options in fighting illnesses. Right now I work as a field researcher (ever since I lost my teaching job). Working with the center would satisfy my need for research and I would be closer to home. I must think about it.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Community Director Note: Calendar & Holidays

Rayne Wilsonoff
We had a need to establish a set holiday calendar-especially with the season's deal in place making keeping time much easier. We will have these holidays according to the time passed in the hood-international events-such as the Food Expo would be held concurrently with other hoods.

We go by season cycles and days, ie, Summer 1, Simday 3. These are the holidays the hood will observe:

Spring: Simday 3: Founder's Day
Celebrate the founding of Apple Valley by honoring the past founders of Apple Valley, Greymount. A day to celebrate the past by holding historical lectures, festivals and more.

Summer: Simday 3: Rememberance Day
Honor the residents of Apple Valley that lost thier lives in past crashes. The day will be marked with mourning and honoring the dead and those who have lost their lives to make ours better.

Fall: Simday 3: Blessed Harvest Day
Celebrate the harvest and family. Day will be marked with feasts and festivals.

Winter: Simday 4: Christmas
Celebrate the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ. Day will be marked with service projects, family gatherings and festivals.

School and Hobbies

With the new deal of hobbies on the horizon, the school will be even better than ever! Especially with extracurriculars for the teens. I am considering proposing that children now be able to attend the school due to the low number of teens in attendance (2).

Sunday, December 16, 2007


Thinking about renovating CupaJava, at least designing a logo and getting a sign and matching uniforms. That would be nice, must think about it some more.


I think I love this man! I think I love this Jesse and his son Bill. But, now what do I do? Do I tell him? Keep it inside?
Good news, they are immigrating! I am so excited I can hardly breathe!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Financial Director Note: Stock Market

Ka'Obi Sweeny
Should Apple Valley create a local stock market? That was the question posed to me. It would help business owners with limited funds, but there is a loan program for them-which reminds me, should we manage business loans the same way as mortgages (using Monique's bill payer system). That would help in terms of new deals which have a tendency to wipe out old accounts and loans.

I'll did a survey amoung small business owners and found out the following:

-there are 5 community businesses owned by residents
--The Toy Shoppe
--Herendez Art Gallery
--The Farmer's Market
--Fresh Flora

-there are 2 municipal businesses owned by the hood
--The Centre
--The Medical Centre

-there is 1 homebased businesses
--Apple Valley Historical Church Gift Shop

The municipal and home-based businesses had no desire for shareholders. Of the community lot businesses, there was little desire for shareholders. Mostly the businesses operate with business loans.

--The Toy Shoppe-$0 loan
--CupaJava-$0 loan
--Herendez Art Gallery-$0 loan
--Tati's-$10,000 loan
--The Farmer's Market-$3000 loan
--Fresh Flora-$12,000 loan

Total: $25,000 in business loans

At this time do not recommend a stock market, instead a simple listing of businesses and thier customer service scores and rank would suffice. This is done with the Yellow Pages service from Simmerville.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Plunge

Will take the plunge and quit my job at SC Financial. I will work as the bank manager at The Centre, which will basically mean I get paid for the work I already do and now I can focus on it more. I will have an office and manage Sage and other future tellers we will have. I will meet with residents to decide on loans and banking accounts. I am very excited! I have so much more responsibility than I did with SC Financial anyway!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


She thinks she's all that-she's not-just cause she's an actress-stupid sister!

I wanna be just like her! Not an actress-but popular...maybe. I looked into that tour guide stuff and it seems really cool. I told Tobi that we could go out this next simday-I didn't know that he liked me. Ginger is upset-she thinks Tobi is cute, but she's dating that Grex farmy boy! Why is she so mad?


I went on date with Grex-Marilyn followed me everywhere-I wanted to kiss him, but had to play it cool since my sister was there-I hope he doesn't think I don't like him.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Hard Work

Such hard work baking - during breaks it is interesting-sat with brother-in-law as he enjoyed the free doughnuts. I am thinking of renovating the house, restoring it to it's original victorian glory. But finding the materials will be hard, but I think it can be done.


Business is better at the salon, I hired a cashier and I am thinking about expanding the salon to include a small massage parlor and tea room. That would mean at least one more employee but the revenue would increase as visitors would stay longer lingering over tea and then browsing through the clothes and artwork.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Family Vacation

I have started looking into brochures for a family vacation. Once the little one in my belly becomes a child, Sazo and I want to take them on a nice family vacation. Right now we need to save $2000 a sim if we take a guided tour, which means if the in-laws come along that at least $12000 (assuming I don't have twins). Perhaps we better go camping instead.

Monday, December 3, 2007


I found this photo of the last dinner we had as a family before Fredic moved to Palatial Heights to be with his girlfriend. It's hard thinking that my children are adults now. My two oldests, Cole and Patricia are doing well. Patricia started a production studio and her new soap opera, Ceder Pointe, is going very well I must say. Cole is in Simborough still chasing the ladies, he is very much his mother's child. Fredic is now in Palatial Heights and thankfully Fiona stayed here. I wonder if her new male friend will move here?

Sunday, December 2, 2007


I am finishing my senior year and trying to concentrate. I wonder if I should ask Jesse to immigrate? I would love to see him more and maybe even take our relationship to another level.
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