TS4→ Stratus Burne O3/P4/R2: Sparsely Time for Romance

It is the second rotation of the Blooming Moon phase in Stratus Burne’s 3rd Orbit. Current weather forecast: windy hot

The Welch household

As you may remember, before I left Brielle’s uncle Thatcher’s household there was a scramble for cash. They also took her bedroom set and any career rewards.

I swear I just have no energy to build lately. I’m a bit frustrated with myself because I didn’t want to go modern but I didn’t like any of the other houses!

I had to get it unfurnished and then had to remove most of the paint and flooring just to buy them basic stuff. I think I’m going to remove that white driveway-type-thing on the ground there.

I got there super early in the morning because I knew there would be a lot of setup for the surrounding area that day darned if I didn’t forget the thermostat. After Brielle cooked breakfast they were down to §0!

They brought Oreo and O’Malley with them. Thatcher is the only cat lover left at the other house and he has Bobsey still.

By the end of the chapter, you’ll see that I changed this area a bit.

A nice breakfast together before Brielle left for work.

Brielle left and it was time for Ryker to get to his task for the day. A few things I added more of and a few I didn’t use.

I was already close to losing my temper over the million LE errors I was getting trying to place stuff that sims immediately tried to use when everyone showed up for a housewarming party! Couldn’t you wait for Brielle? I just left them there.

A little tour. Playground obviously.

I’ve always thought this area back here is so beautiful and unless you’re collecting frogs you’d likely not even know it exists.

It appears I was wrong about the fire when doing my testing. Everything kept freezing up again. I was looking for something else and saw Coolspear has a mod to prevent auto lighting of campfires… because lighting them at night freezes up the game. I’d already removed this one by the time I found that though.

Near there is another pretty area. I just put a bench so it could be a romantic spot away from everyone.

Finally, soon after Brielle returned home, Ryker finished placing things and I could take the mod out causing the never-ending LE errors.

Our brothers being all cute. I was trying to decide who to breed. On one hand, Oreo looks identical to his dad, on the other hand O’Malley has the exact same coloring as Cinnamon who will breed eventually for the other household.

Leftover eggs and bacon for dinner.

I have two romantic bench overlooks. This is the one by the yoga pads and frog log I mentioned.

I just love it! Although, I’m not sure what it looks like with all the Newcrest building backgrounds? I’ve only ever seen it without them.

I did place a few bushes around the area but sadly they were getting a little tired and Brielle had to do her work task for the morning.

Yes! He won’t get to work until the next rotation though.

In the morning, Ryker gave the cats attention.

And I took a peek around to see what female cats were in the area. I chose this one because she reminded me of Ash Shore’s Butter.

In the end, I chose Oreo. Who promptly fell asleep as soon as Precious was told to breed with him.

Brielle returned home which just goes to show how much time Ryker spent doing the cat stuff.

Finally, after more encouragement, the breeding happened.


It was windy, both Brielle and Ryker love windy days and were energized. Which is great when working out but annoying pretty much any other time. So they were drinking steamy ginseng tea. With this new mod, I’m beginning to realize that a lot of the things and traits I’ve found useless in the game are actually for mood altering.

Precious started eating and both Oreo and O’Malley walked over and got angry thought bubbles. Suddenly, she stopped eating and attacked Oreo!

Oh no!

An alert was posted but there’s really nothing to do. That empty space is for a fire place. They’re expensive!

The next morning, Ryker looks like he’s asking Precious why the heck she did that to Oreo. Neat freaks get so upset over the trash on the floor but look an expensive part you can sell!

Wow! That was fast. I thought I might have to stay there an extra day!

He was welcomed home and given a nice brushing since he can’t be given a bath.

Awe so sweet.

Look at how she’s looking at him! Little brat. Precious my butt! Also, I totally forgot they can scratch that thing.

Hurray! And look, he somehow got one of mom’s eyes and one of dad’s! I didn’t know that could happen!

I’m supposed to be able to embed from Pintrest but for whatever reason it’s not letting me. I spent waaay too much time trying to find a desert that had a matching coloring to the kitten. All hail Butterball!

Another boy. It’s like all the babies are girls and all the puppies/kittens are boys!

So tiny and adorable.

Dad teaching him the ropes.

I never read the little “lesson” tooltips but apparently since he’s affectionate he wants to be close to his people.

Oddly, O’Malley has this trait as well but is rarely in the house. I like the coloring of that cat he’s with but it’s head/neck looks weird.

Awe such a good daddy!

My toy!

Rawr! I ferocious predator! I defeat the beast! (Cutest thing ever!)

I spent the last hours before switching houses just watching these two kissing and stuff and the cats. Nothing super exciting. Precious was moved into Ryker’s parent’s house.


Why did I teach him that?!

I found that with the lack of a skating rink, which I usually delete anyway because they do nothing else if it’s there, they all sit around socializing.

And now, prepare for the funnies! I don’t know why this was happening. I went into build mode without moo on and it’s placed correctly.

O3/P4/R2 Hensley household

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