Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Grace Haven: Days 25 - 26

True to my promise to myself, I got up early Wednesday and went to catch Deathfish.

By 5:00 a.m.--the time when Deathfish always disappear--I had caught 3, and went straight to the grocery to sell them for $2,773!

I finally had enough money to buy the Ambrosia recipe. I rushed to the library and, before 2:00 p.m., had learned that recipe and completed the Menu Maven subchallenge. Another Goal completed, and I even received 5,000 Lifetime Happiness points for learning every recipe!

(I briefly considered purchasing the Fast Learner reward, which cost 15,000 points,

but decided against it because I was already so far ahead in my study that I didn't think it would be a worthwhile purchase at this point.)

Cheered by my accomplishment of one of the last few Goals in the GAC Challenge, I stayed at the library to study Gardening.

I reached Level 9 before 4:00 p.m.,

and got about halfway to Level 10 before I had to go home to rest mid-evening.

I had a wish to make my bed, so did so, just to get the promised 150 points,

which brought me very close to 20,000 points. When I get to 20,000 I might buy another reward, though I haven't yet decided which one.

I figured I would get to 20,000 while I slept.

I got out of bed Thursday before 4:00 a.m., and found I'd reached exactly 20,000 points.

I looked at the available rewards, but decided that none of the 20,000-point rewards was worth getting. I resolved to hold out for the 40,000-point Collection Helper.

My rationale for this was that I needed lots of money from finding gems and other things to create a nice home, so that I wouldn't be embarrassed to have my fiance, Jon, visit me. Though I don't know where we're going to live after we're married, since he already seems to have a house. It's huge, and up the street from me--

I've walked by, but never rang the doorbell (because Jon says he's so rarely there).

I satisfied a wish to make my bed,

and another to unclog my toilet. (Had to do that, anyway.)

I tended my garden (no new Perfect plants--boo, hiss!),

and headed to the library to try to finish off Gardening. Jon was there,

and as usual a couple of kisses from him put me in a terrific mood.

That's why it's worth dating a Great Kisser!

Buoyed by John's loving encouragement, I reached Gardening Level 10.

That was really enough for one day, so I went home to sleep at about 7:30,

but got up a bit after 11:00,

just to get 250 points for cleaning my toilet.

Then I went right back to bed.

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: Join us next time, when Grace makes loads of money and starts building her house.

1 comment:

  1. Good call on skipping the Fast Learner reward in favor of the Collection Helper. I never could tell that it added that much to how fast Harriet learned things, but then again, it's kind of hard to tell without another sim to directly compare to.