Thank you for joining me for the Homeless challenge. I can’t believe this is the last post of the “challenge” an now on to getting Wisdom’s life together and then preparing the generation ready for their challenge.
Going down memory lane when I started blogging I had NO comments for until one came requesting the name Violet for a baby. I freaked out with excitement over that one comment. I often find myself going back to my old blog and reading that comment when I feel like giving up. I want you to know that your comments are my fuel to keep going. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I hope you continue reading and are excited for Wisdom future and the next generation as I am!
RowanDM, Thank you for gifting me these. I’m sorry I didn’t put these in my last post I saved them to the wrong folder BUT they are here! I appreciate it so much.
Wisdom has been harvesting the money tree but realizing she has gone several days without cashing in. After selling several bundles for hundred of dollars Wisdom decided to just turn the rest in together. Bringing in more money than Wisdom could have imagined possible. That money tree has really been a blessing.
Fishing has never been better. Wisdom had a personal goal of catching 15 Piranha’s and that was fulfilled in 4 hours. And each one being worth at least $40 that was an awesome asset to her fund to no longer being homeless.
Every night Wisdom continues to check the junk yard to see what can be salvaged. Its amazing the things that only need fixed and cleaned and they are in working order. Wisdom’s not picky and will salvage everything she can. Mainly because what she can’t use can be sold to help her buy other house hold items.
In one trip Wisdom found almost everything that would be needed to have a perfect room for Skyler. Skyler is having a birthday party soon and how better to celebrate than to show her a brand new room complete with all the things a little girl would like.
With trying to meet all her wishes Wisdom had hear about a Flaming Fruit Plant… Who would have imagined it being so hard to find. Its a rare fruit that needs harvested every 4 days. Wisdom found out that someone in town had one and Wisdom offered to tend her garden for a week in return she would be able to keep up to 4 of the flame fruit. It worked out perfectly and Wisdom was able to add flame fruit to her garden.
Dinner was always Wisdom’s favorite part of her day. She would prepare by it at her parents house within the 5:30-6:00 hour. It was a hot meal and time to catch up with her parents but most of all…
She would always be able to tuck Skyler in at night. Skyler loved being at Gama Vi’s but would often ask, “Mommy stay?” Wisdom would shake her head no and respond, “Not tonight, but soon!” Wisdom did this every night, but she couldn’t bare leaving Skyler all the time. She was within $1,000 of her goal and she was determined to reach it.
But when Wisdom was summoned to court for trespassing. She was found sleeping in a public park and that must be against the law. She was called to court (costing $200) and then she lost the case and cost her $213. Setting her back, she was now for sure having to find a house or build one since there were no safe places to rest since the cops are on the lookout for her knowing she was homeless. This isn’t a huge deal since once Wisdom cashes in all her fish and produce she will have MORE than $20,000. The next big step is finding a house and FAST.
Not only does the house have to be good for both Wisdom and Skyler BUT a house dog and puppy safe. Teddy is expecting puppies!!! Wisdom really wanted to have her home before she delivered. She wanted to have everything moved in and as many things salvaged as possible.
New items are popping up all the time and even if Wisdom can’t use them she hopes to fix them up then sell them. Or sell them as is. Either way she could make a little money. While salvaging though things a man showed up and walked into the office.
Wisdom freaked out, She didn’t like being here alone with a stranger. But what if he was a new staff member. He could help her move a few things. She debated talking to him and finally her legs started walking in the mans direction. She didn’t know what to expect.
Wisdom was nervous but wanted to hold her own. “Hi sir, are you a new staff member? I could use some help.” The man turned and Wisdom about fell over. The only thing that held her up was her hugging the man she was afraid of a few moments back.
“PRESTON? I… I thought you were across seas in the military?” Wisdom asked not thinking about what all happened the last time they saw each other. “I was… well I am in the military but I’m off on leave for awhile. I figured I would come back and catch up with a few people. I wanted to look you up, but we didn’t end things well.” He said while embracing Wisdom. “Preston… I was was stupid, and I’m sorry. Can you forgive me. I was so confused and I had no idea how much I would miss you.” Wisdom stated holding back tears.
“In all honestly Wisdom I’m the one who should, and is, sorry. I let the coward in me take over. I was to afraid of you turning me down that I made up a fake girlfriend to protect myself from getting hurt. When in the long run… it hurt worse the way I did it. I hope we can move on and be friends?” He spaced out the words be friends. Wisdom didn’t know if that was a sign he still liked her or that he truly just wanted to be friends.
Wisdom thinks to herself: oh my gosh, here I am looking at a man I’ve wanted to be with since I was young and he could be the dad to my baby… THE DAD TO MY BABY. How do I bring up that topic? and just friends… JUST FRIENDS? This is horrible I had my chance and I lost it. He’s not seen me with short hair, ugly clothes, and digging through metal before. I bet he’s thinking I’m a huge loser and he’s better off not with me. I just want to hang out… and figure out our REAL feelings.
Preston thinks to himself: I hope she can’t see that I’m sweating… I’m sure she knows. She’s intelligent, beautiful, and so taken. I just know she’s got some great guy who loves her more than ever had the guts to follow through with. I just want to know everything about her now and see if there is a possible future for us. I’ve almost finished serving my time across seas. How neat would that be to come home to her, our family, our pets, our life… I have to come clean about my REAL feelings. Just friends? There is no way I could just be her friend for another moment.
“Where are you staying at these days?” Preston asked breaking the silence. “I’m currently homeless. Looking for an open lot to build. I need something that our needs.” She’s dreamed of this place for months now. “Are you lot/house hunting with a boyfriend, fiance, husband?” he asked trying to figure out who all was in her our from her statement. “HA, no boyfriend, no husband, just me, my daughter, and her dog,” Wisdom handed Preston a picture.
Preston took the picture “OH wow, she’s beautiful. Its amazing how much she looks like you. How old is she now?” He asked “She’s going to be a child soon. She’s very smart and hilarious. There is never a dull moment when she’s around. I miss her like crazy. She’s with my parents right now till I get settled into a new place. One of the reasons I’m in a rush.” She said looking at her watch to see the time. “Well… I’m going to be around for a little while. Give me a call if you find an open lot and need help building or if you find a house and need to move stuff in. I couldn’t imagine not having a house. Your more than welcome to stay the night at my house while your building.” Preston made a point to say. Wisdom pictured staying at his place but she felt comfortable with Preston but with their relationship being pretty much new again Wisdom wanted to make sure not to rushed into any decisions. She’s learned from her mistakes. After declining his offer Wisdom put his new number in her phone and headed to her lot to sleep.
Early the next day Wisdom turned in all of her produce and fish from her inventory. She no longer needed to be homeless and lot/house hunting could begin. But after looking in the shopper Wisdom realized that all houses where at least 36,000 or more. All the houses in her price range were taken. She would now have to look into empty lots to build. After crying for a few minutes while realizing this was all really happening, Wisdom decided it didn’t matter where the lot was located as long as she could have a house.
A lot that had a reduced price twice was right in Wisdom’s budget. She sent out texts to Preston, her parents, and Andrew. Not many other people knew she had been homeless. Andrew showed up in no time to start working but Preston had yet to show up. Wisdom and Andrew waited for an hour but then realized it could just be the two of them working. Wisdom wanted to be upset but at least she had someone there willing to help.
Wisdom and Andrew started on the foundation but while hitting the heat of the day they both needed to shed a few layers, ate a quick snack. They then start unpacking Wisdom’s inventory of mostly items from the junk yard. Realizing they could finish unpacking at night they went back to the foundation. “Wisdom, your very good at this.” Andrew said impressed. “Thank you, my parents ran a house building business for a few years. I guess its in my blood. I just wish we had more help we are going to be here for days.” She said wiping her brow.
Just then they heard cars honking from a block away. Then Preston got out of the driver seat and opened the side door. Out popped many of Wisdom’s friends. “Megan, Adabelle, Cole, Kinnik?” Wisdom said naming each of her friends. Preston then spoke up, “I figured more hands would make for less work. I wanted to surprise you. Sorry it took so long.” Preston had a big smile on his face. Adabelle walked up to Wisdom, “I had no idea you were homeless, those rude comments I made. Please forgive me. I’m so proud of you and my parents are too. They wanted to help but they are watching Charlie and Jermichael.” Adabelle gave Wisdom a big hug.
Wisdom couldn’t believe how supportive her friends where. “You guys are amazing, thank you so much for helping me.” She said over joyed. They all got busy working and camped out over night so that they could work early in the morning.
Note: Some of these are from my other towns. Not all are related to Wisdom’s story line.
Andrew playing his guitar for the group
Camping out! Feels like the old times hanging out and enjoying life.
NON CHALLENGE RELATED
These are my daughter’s sim self’s. FACT: When I loaded both my husband and my simself I had them in CAH. Their genetics made both these girls. Oddly enough they look as close to my girls as they can get. I just had to give my younger daughter’s simself lighter hair and blue eyes. nother interesting fact is that they all live in a house that is 90% identical to my real house.
FUNNY STORY: I was on Skype talking to some friends and I jokingly said that it was my birthday (on January 21st) they both were confused and I said no I’m just kidding my birthday is November 21st. Later that day I checked my e-mail and got this. Gotta love when things like that happen.