Welcome back to Veda! These updates just
keep coming out eh? I’m really enjoying this
challenge. We’re with the Summers this
time. David is holding eldest son Nathaniel
and his wife Gretchen is holding baby Joseph.
There’s one other resident of the house.
David’s youngest brother Samuel. He
found his own place in the paper first thing.
We’ll see him after we finish here.
“Say Mommy, Nathaniel.” Gretchen
begged her son.
“’Omamama.” Nathaniel laughed.
“Well that’s close enough.”
“Hey Sapphire!” Gretchen finally gave up
on teaching Nathaniel. She’d catch him
later. Time to call her best friend.
“Hey Gretchen you should come over and
“Come over and see Joseph!” She
David came home with a promotion to
Architect’s Apprentice. His boss was really
impressed with him. The only thing he
didn’t like was he wasn’t working as
closely with Sapphire, she was a good
After a shower, he installed their stove. It
was about time they had hot food.
David came home with another promotion
to Draftsman. He was now in charge of
designing the buildings. He couldn’t
He was also given a drafting table to
perfect his skills. He couldn’t wait to use
But there were more important matters at
“Who’s Daddy’s birthday boy?” David
asked his son.
“Nathaniel is!” He laughed.
Together David and Gretchen redid the
kitchen. Even replacing the new stove
with a better one. They wanted
everything perfect for the boys’ birthday.
Gretchen decided to throw a party. She
called over a few friends. It would nice to
It didn’t take long for the guests to arrive.
Nathaniel couldn’t wait any longer. Cake
was done right away.
“Blow Nathaniel!” Gretchen cheered.
“Cake!” He blew as hard as he could.
Gretchen hoped no one minded a little
slobber on their icing.
David was already tossing Joseph. Joseph
was a spitting image of his brother. But
was way more playful and kind. Though
he was a bit of a slob.
“Yay I can eat all the cake I want now!”
“Nice try, but one piece and then off to
bed with you.” David said.
While no one was looking, Nathaniel
snuck himself a second slice of cake.
He got Uncle Samuel’s old room. It felt
big and empty, not like a little boy’s room
at all. He wished he could sleep in his
“It’s kind of weird having an empty crib.”
“It wouldn’t mind trying for a girl.”
The next morning he finally got to use
the drafting table.
Gretchen was also honing some skills of
“Daddy can I help?”
“Not today buddy. But how about I let
you do the next drawing?”
“That didn’t take long.” Gretchen retched.
She was already pregnant again.
“There’s not a lot of kids on this bus….”
“Well there’s only seven of you guys out here
that have to go to school.” The bus driver
“Daddy said I was going to lots of new friends.”
“There’s lots of kids in Pine Grove.”
Now that Joseph was a little older,
Gretchen actually had time to work on
her gold robotics badge. With a gold
badge it would be easier to get a job at
the science lab in Pine Grove.
She never imagined her life, being a
housewife. Tending children while David
worked. She kept telling herself it was a
for now thing. But they didn’t have a
choice, she needed the badge and there
wasn’t any child care options in Veda.
Nathaniel brought home Hope Erde with
him on his first day of school. Making
friends with the Pine Grove kids was hard,
but at least there was a few kids around
his age from Veda.
“Alright, buddy, Hope’s gone home, so
let’s get your homework done.”
“Aww, I don’t want to.”
“That’s too bad, you got to do it anyways.”
“Oof, baby that wasn’t nice.” Gretchen
gasped as her baby kicked.
“You ready for school, bud?”
“Yes! Hope said she’d play with me again!”
Nathaniel said excitedly, “Seth and Samantha
only play by themselves.”
“Those are Joyce’s twins right?” Gretchen
“I think so.” David replied.
“David, I need you to fix the smart milk machine
today. Joseph hasn’t had any yet.”
“Alright, I should be able to fix it after work. I don’t
want him being behind the other kids at school.”
“But Joseph doesn’t got to school.” Nathaniel asked
“He will soon. Baby brothers grow up fast.” Gretchen
David’s boss liked his building designs,
she promoted him to architect.
He found the loose wire in the smart milk
machine and fixed it. Joseph could finally
have a bottle.
He took over child care so Gretchen could
take a break.
“What did you get into Joseph? You’re all
Gretchen smiled, David was so sweet with the
kids. And Nathaniel was making friends with
Samantha Thomas over the phone. They were
positively domestic. She turned the page,
though most mom didn’t read about creature
robot cross breeders in their spare time.
David finished his drawing, a blueprint of
a car. He hung it above Nathaniel’s bed,
The baby woke Gretchen in the wee hours
of the morning.
“You’re the last one.” She told her belly.
“Say highchair, Joseph!”
“Highchair!” He laughed.
“That’s great Joseph!” she smiled. Not to
compare her children, but teaching Joseph
was a breeze compared to coaxing
Nathaniel to talk.
Nathaniel invited Iris Linden home with him.
“Where’s your servant?” She asked.
“Servant? We don’t have one.” Nathaniel
“Who does all the cleaning then?”
“That’s so weird.”
“The boss really likes you.” Sapphire laughed,
“Congrats on getting promoted again.”
“Yeah, she made me full partner.” David smiled
back, “You’ll be climbing the ladder soon
Joseph’s birthday came up fast.
“Happy birthday Joseph.”
“Cake!” the toddler laughed.
“Just like Buddy, huh?” David laughed.
“Look how big I am!!!!! Momma, Dad do
“Yes, now let’s eat some cake.” Gretchen
“David! The baby’s coming!” Gretchen
yelled as the contractions began.
“Yes! A girl at last!” Gretchen couldn’t stop
smiling. “David you got any name ideas?”
“Let’s name her Tamara, after my mother.”
“Here take her, I think I feel more
“You’re having twins???” David gasped,
but gently took his daughter.
“I think so.”
Tamara’s twin brother was born with the rising
of the sun.
“I think we’ll call you Samson.”
Nathaniel was too short to use his dad’s
drafting table. David cleared off the easel for
him to use intead.
“Dad, do you think Mom will let me use her
robot station next?”
“Eh, perhaps after your birthday.”
“But that’s so far away.”
Nathaniel and Joseph sent Sunday
morning playing outside. Nathaniel
“I don’t feel too good. My throat hurts.”
“You should probably tell Momma.” Joseph
She sent him to his bed.
“This is stupid.” He whined. There wasn’t
anything to do in his room.
Gretchen sprayed the roaches she found
next to the house. Hearing Nathaniel’s
stuffy nose and hoarse throat scared her.
There was no medical assistance out here.
The flu could be deadly. She couldn’t risk
the rest of her family getting sick.
His eyes felt dry and tired, like someone was
trying to bake off his face. But his body was
cold, he changed into his warmer pajamas and
slipped under the covers. Maybe a nap would
“Hey Joseph, where’s Nathaniel?”
“Momma made him go to bed early.”
“Hey, is Nathaniel okay? Did he get in trouble?”
“No, just a little fever, he should be okay. I just
got a little scared, there’s not a doctor’s office
or hospital anywhere near here.”
“I know, it’s one of the only downsides to living
on this mountain.”
Babies grew up fast, that evening was the
Tamara grew up in a cute pink dress and
a full head of hair. She was sloppy, but
not a bit shy and very active and playful.
Samson looked a lot like David. But he
had his mom’s hair and eyes. He was
shier than his sister, but very playful and
David sent off the taxes for the week. They
owed more than he planned for. Next week he
would have to do better.
That’s for this chapter. Thank you so much
reading! It scared me so bad when Nathaniel
got sick. I had to roll a di to decide if he
lived or died. I didn’t want him to die even
though it would open up a place in medical.
He did get better by the end of Sunday.
Samuel Summers is up next!
Total Sims: 32
Sim Multiplier: 6
Total Population: 192
Community lots: 1
Tyler’s – Tyler Tse - 1
Free Lots available: 5
Careers: Politics – Joyce
Architecture – David
Summers, Sapphire Azul
Criminal – 2/2
Law Enforcement – 2/2
Education - Magnolia
Business District: NO
Airport: yes Running water: Yes Basic Electricity: Yes