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1.6 Comforts

Posted by on August 9, 2013

His name is Timi. He puts up a brave face, but I don’t think he’s more than 14 or 15. Barely more than a child.

He didn’t need much persuasion to stay. He seemed so lost when we found him. Whatever he was doing in his previous life, it didn’t involve outdoor skills.

While I was out foraging, I happened upon something that we’d all be fantasizing about and dashed home to bring the kids with me up the hill.

In the tropical climate, the natural spring wasn’t even that cold. I don’t think any of us have been anywhere near clean since we got here. It was almost a transcendental moment.

Adelle was the youngest, and we let her go first. The prospect of an almost-real shower made me and Timi slap-happy. 

Better yet, I’m getting better at weaving fibers, and I was able to make us a change of clothes that would hold together and didn’t feel like wearing a burlap sack. We won’t talk about my first attempts.

Adelle cleaned up so sweetly.

I have no intention of putting on any coconut bikinis, but the grass skirt was the first wearable thing I made, and I’m proud of it. Also, it’s pretty cool in this climate.

Timi finished his shower with a flash of inspiration.

He may not be a survivor, but he’s clearly a scientist and engineer. Though we still speak only the rudiments of each other’s languages, he can draw an amazingly clear diagram. I’m used to living in the rough for a few months at a time, and I’m handy, but I’m no engineer. You don’t need to hear the one about how many paleontologists it takes to screw in a lightbulb.

But with Timi’s vision and a whole lot of sweat and dirt, we managed to dig a well! Drinkable water at the campsite! It’s hard to believe.

And assemble a more permanent fireplace with a usable cook surface.

Best of all, we can use this thing to heat water for a bath in our freshly-built outhouse.

All the comforts of home. Well, maybe not exactly, but considering our earlier lifestyle, this is high luxury.


Nobody pester me about the feasibility of digging a freshwater well by the beach. Or about the fact that I couldn’t completely color over the iPod on Echo’s outfit.

0 Responses to 1.6 Comforts

  1. HunkyJoon

    Ha, ha, ha! I love the new outfits, esp the grass skirt. I also love that she's such a good weaver she can put a pattern on a shirt 😉

    Looking forward to the next update!

  2. Susan Rati Lane

    Snerk. I love that she's such a good weaver that she can weave an *iPod* into her shirt.

  3. DragonWife

    Yeah, for all of her talk about Timi's technical expertise, Echo's ability to weave an iPod is pretty advanced!

    Their new creature comforts are nice, though. And the kids clean up good!

  4. bookabetlegacy

    Lol at the iPod! Maybe she found one washed up and couldn't part with it … more like a security blanket!

    I like how their little shack is starting to come together. Much like this little family unit in fact. Adelle is such a gorgeous little girl 🙂

  5. Susan Rati Lane

    I was pretty sure I couldn't get that top without the iPod. I should double check again. Now that we've made so many jokes, it's all I can see when I look at Echo :).

    It's irrelevant, though, because I've played insanely far ahead on this challenge to see how my rules would go, so we'll all be looking at that iPod for a good long time.

    I do think Adelle turned out to be gorgeous. Wait till you see her as a teen. I think she might've been a papergirl packaged with Sunlit Tides. Timi might be also. I deliberately didn't kill homeless sims when I annihilated the residents so that I could get the benefit of some created EA sims, but SP got sticky about its Manage Homeless option, and I had to turn it off several times. I think most of them were wiped out.

  6. amhranai

    Wow, the pictures are really beautiful and support the atmosphere of the island. It's pretty, yet very wide and a bit dangerous.

    Thumbs up for the new outfit 😀

  7. illusorythrall

    I have to say, my favorite part was the "I have no intention of putting on any coconut bikinis" .. I'll second that opinion. 🙂 I like the fact you've actually chosen a "heroine" that isn't going to double as a stick figure! Helps me relate.. lol

  8. Susan Rati Lane

    Ha! Well, this is my simself. The jury is out on how much it looks like me, but the body type is pretty close.

    And welcome! 🙂

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