|Falling in Love|
|Name:||Falling in Love|
|Series:||The Genesis Project|
|Release date:||January 3, 2016|
|Previous chapter:||Summer Love|
|Next chapter:||Cold Business|
Falling in LoveEdit
To be honest, I was actually looking forward to just working in the culinary industry. Now that I have to manage all of the family businesses as well as all of the household needs, it doesn't look like I will be able to focus much on it. At least Jim only has one business, and it is related to the music industry as he wants to work with. Maybe when Chad is a little older with kids not needing his attention so much, he will be able to take over the household before I die so that I can do what I want.
I really need to change the subject because this is getting me quite upset. So, Tyler's urn has been placed in the cemetery along with the other Originals. I have also completed painting portraits of all of them and have placed them above the urns. That way everyone will know what they looked like and have something to reflect on.
The last matter of business that I have for this report is about the move ins and move outs that we had. With Chad and Franklin having their birthdays, Franklin has moved in from the Potter household to join ours. At the time of this report, they have not yet gotten engaged, but I know that they will before the day is over. Lee and Brad have also had their birthdays. Lee moved out with Sebastian to create their own household. They have moved into the lot right next to us. Brad has moved out to join with the Baker household. I'm sure that they will mention it in their report, so that is all for now.
That proved to be a smart choice because a couple of days later Jacob decided that he wanted to get engaged to Joe Taylor and join with his household. I know that Drew was a little sad to see his son leave, but his son was happy so he was happy for him. I'm not sure how I would react if George did that, but it seems that I won't have to. George tells me that the only one who he is not related to of his cohort is Caleb Fisher. Because Andrew is there with Ed already, George feels that Caleb will most likely come over to our household before he goes over to join with the Fisher household. I actually see his reasoning there.
So we were able to get some focus on the Carpentry as well as the Rec Center - although not as much. Because of the hard work that we did, George was able to master his skill in sales just like his dam. Now I will just need to get him going on his restocking and cashier skills. While its true that those skills aren't needed for the Rec Center, they are needed for the Carpentry. That could be why it has taken a bit longer to get it up to a level 5 business like the Rec Center.
Hopefully I will be able to get George up to an acceptable skill level soon. The reason is that both Drew and I had our last birthday, so it is only a matter of time before he has to take over just like I did when my dam passed away. Although, I think that I just might transfer everything to George before it comes to that so that I can at least see if he is truly capable of running things. I guess I could see because I bought one of the stores on the first floor of the apartments on W Main St. I could have George run it as a small gym so that whoever lives in them won't have to go far to workout.
With the focus on the new twins, there hasn't been that much happening business wise, much less improvements. In fact, I think there has been a minor loss this season. I hope that we can pick that up soon, but I suspect that it won't be next season with winter coming. The cold weather doesn't really lead to a whole lot of good fish. I believe that I have enough to hold us all over for the winter, so I am not too worried about that.
Caleb is really looking forward to finishing with school and doing thing like all of his brothers and cousins have been. He told me the other day that school has gotten a little lonely with only a few still left, and that is getting smaller by each passing day. It guess there will be a few days that there will be no children in the neighborhood, but that will change soon when Billy and Randy become school age. And I know that there will be several to follow because of all the pregnancies that are happening now.
To think that it was only a few days ago that my brothers and I were all pregnant. Now we are getting older and they are all getting pregnant. In fact, I just had my own elder birthday. I remember that my dam wasn't too happy when that happened for him, but I don't think it is really that bad. Of course, there were many things that made him unhappy. That isn't to say that there aren't things that make me unhappy. Like when Ed sways over me. Sends shivers down my spine. Another thing that I wasn't too happy about, but understand why Thomas decided to, was him moving into the new apartments. Since Ed is the only one that he isn't related to, Thomas didn't want to stay in the same house when Andrew and Ed are committed to each other. I don't know what that will mean for Thomas, but he seems to think he will be alright.
The family businesses have been holding pretty steady. I am hoping to groom Lawrence to take over so that I can really focus on what I want to do. Now that I am a rookie on the neighborhood team, I would really like to improve my skills around the field. I am sure that Zack would be happy to do what he wants to do as well. He has really learned how to run a party as a DJ, so he is the one to contact if anyone wants to host a party. So if I can groom Lawrence to the point that I feel that he can take over, I would gladly do it. In fact, I just might move into an apartment so that I can really focus on that. I haven't run it by Zack yet, but I am sure that he wouldn't mind doing the same thing. I would be a little sad to not see my grandsons, but I am sure that I can still come over from time to time.
At the moment there hasn't been really much happening with the businesses, but I have a lot of plans to get things moving. I bought one of the stores under the apartments. I'm thinking that I will make it specifically for the types of pottery that my dam used to make. I also bought another lot on the other corner next to the school. I am not sure what I will do there yet, but I am sure that it will come to me within the next few days.
- Eric Gardener
The family business has been having an expansion as of late. The Designer Fashion on West Business Loop was just getting too crowded with various textile items. I decided to move the Designer Fashion to one of the stores under the apartments on West Main Street. I left the rugs and other like items at the store on West Business Loop and renamed it to Rugs and Things. I also bought a lot on South Business Loop and placed the curtains and quilts there. I am naming that store Fabric Shop. Luke's Taylor hasn't really been getting a lot of attention with the other stores just being started up. I'm not sure what I want to do with it at the moment. I'm not sure I am even satisfied with the changes that I have made, but I will see how it goes next season before I decide to do any major moving around again.
To be frank, I don't even know if I want to keep running these businesses. I know that I am younger than my other brothers who have been talking about transferring over the family businesses to their sons and retiring, but I think I might like to do that as well. I just got promoted to being a music teacher. I wouldn't have ever thought of working much with music, but I have really started to enjoy it to where I want to see where I can take the career in music to. I know that Timothy is still a drive trough clerk, but I know that he has mentioned that he would like to take the culinary career further as well. Having to focus on running the family business will not allow that.
And if having three Sims in the house wasn't unusual enough, Noah got pregnant shortly after he moved in. I knew that having yet another Sim would be too crowded in the shack, so I did some expansion to be able to at least handle 4 or maybe even a couple more Sims in the near future. I don't know if Dustin was really surprised by the birth of twins, but I sure was. That meant that now with Noah and the twins, John and Oliver, there are 5 Sims. I hope the expansion to the original shack that I made will be able to hold the entire household for a while. This is the last expansion that I would like to do because it really took a lot out of me. True, I didn't become an elder until after I finished the expansion, but the next day I did. So I really don't want to put up more walls much less get up above to lay the roof. I told both Dustin and Noah that if they need to have a bigger place because they want to have more kids, they will have to do it on their own without my physical help. I am willing to give an outside support, but I won't do the physical labor.
Luckily I didn't have any problem with building out financially. The family business had been doing well that I decided to buy yet another lot and make a place for showers. So we have the hardware store, the tubs store, the showers store, as well as the original store that Dan started at the house. I know that having two little babies will take a lot of Dustin and Noah's attention, but I am hoping that Dustin will be willing to part from the occasionally so that he can help with the businesses. I think it would also be a good idea to get him familiar with the inner workings so that he can take over the businesses soon.
I share the same feelings of my other brothers and those in my generation in that I would like to retire from being the head of the household and let Dustin take over. Who knows? Maybe I can focus on my athletic career and make it to being a real big hot shot. At the moment, I am only a rookie on the team. There isn't anyone more than that because it is such a small team, so I guess we will have to build up the team for me to become the hot shot I am thinking of being. Then again, maybe we don't really need that big of a team. Just need to hone in my skills with the ball.
- Jared Plummer