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1.16 Unconditional

Posted by on January 12, 2014

I can’t say my pregnancy was a huge surprise. Of course, I couldn’t have known when it would happen, but Jesse and I haven’t exactly been taking precautions.

Still, I broke the news to him with no idea how he would react.

Wow. I guess he’s happy about it.

I’m not sure, but I think he had a child before who is now dead.

Roselyn, on the other hand, is furious. She thinks it’s selfish to force the camp to take on the responsibilities of a baby.

I’m really trying to be patient with her. I am.

Meanwhile, Samuel has been hard at work with all that scrap metal. Timi has been helping him with designs.

We have indoor plumbing! The sun keeps the water hot, and the water barrel is insulated enough that we can have warm showers even in the evening.

And also baths. Sheer luxury!

More importantly, they built a greenhouse for the garden that protects it from the elements. Though the weather is warmer here than I was used to in my old home, it does get cold enough sometimes to kill or damage plants. Perhaps more importantly, this also shelters our crops from insects and wildlife.

We also have a crazy contraption we can use for sharpening and polishing stones for use in knives and tools.

Adelle made a very different discovery.

She named the pup Moonshine. She’s some sort of wild dog whose mother died. Adelle has always been searching for someone to love her unconditionally, and Moonshine seems to fit the bill.

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I failed to mention the obvious — the junkyard is the first lot added to the world. Inventing, ho!

5 Responses to 1.16 Unconditional

  1. bookabetlegacy

    Look at the cute wild dog! He's adorable!!! I know Roselyn is struggling to adjust, but she's not the only one living in the camp. Teenagers.

    It looks like you have another genius little boy on your hands there.

    I've got to say that I love all the nifty castaway CC you have. It really adds to the atmosphere and realism 🙂

  2. bookabetlegacy

    I also meant to say poor Jesse. The castaways have all been through so much together!

  3. Susan Rati Lane

    Thanks! I really ought to post credits for stuff like the dog. It's an African wild dog. I believe it was made by the same girl who did Hunter's wolf. Her pets work is just amazing.

    I wanted Adelle to take another stab at adopting a stray (which I've never done successfully), but there was some interaction between Twallan's Register and the strays that kept them from ever showing up. So Adelle ended up adopting Moonshine from the "shelter." I opened up the puppy in CAS and kept its traits but replaced the body with the African Dog. I've decided that fun genetics is not cheating :).

    Half the fun I've had with this generation is hunting down just the right patterns and objects for a refugee camp on a deserted island.

  4. bookabetlegacy

    I wondered how you did that with Dinah way back in the Wonderlands. Will have to try that in the future. Thanks for the tip!

  5. amhranai

    CUTENESS <3 That puppy is so freaking adorable! 🙂 It will be exciting to see how a dog adjusts to living in that camp, and how the other residents will deal with Moonshine, too.

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