Spot of Simmery- 7: RIP Bee Box 🐝

‘Twas a dark and stormy night,

While lovers ate cookies with delight,

For its life did the bee box fight…

But alas!

Did the lightning strike!

And this is the end of the bee box’s tale. 🐝

I was so intent on watching the happenings inside the house as Enio and Eva started kicking off their relationship, that I didn’t take much notice about the storm happening outside. When I heard the lightning strike, I started hunting around to see what it was that got hit outside.

Sure enough, there sat the bee box. Black and inactive. Dead.

Struck by lightning – RIP bee box.

The only option I had was to replace it.

I decided that after all the trouble the little critters gave me – so much that I even had to move the box to a far-away place in yard to prevent them from pestering the mail person – that I could wait to replace them until later.

Not like Enio was all that worried about a bee box at that point. No, he had bigger fish to fry.

“Reel Her In”? That better be a fishing book and not a romance self-help book!

Not to mention, all of his app development was starting to get him noticed. But as his fame went up and he earned additional perks from it, the game slapped him with the most debilitating quirk there was to have.

Enio became… a phone fanatic.

At first I thought… oh, well, that could have be worse.

No. No, my friends.

A sim being addicted to checking the phone is the absolute most annoying thing ever. It didn’t matter what Enio was doing, if he had a spare second to sneak in a peek at the screen, he was stopping to do that.

The house could have been on fire and he would have been content to stand there and check his phone. Maybe Tweet about it. Sounds like some people I know.

Anyhow, it was bad.

Bad!

Hopefully Eva can smack it out of him, if bribed by cookies.

{Spot of Simmery- 6: Kiss the Chef || }

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Spot of Simmery- 5: Come On Over!

So, last time, Enio finally met Eva. They had a quick chat while she was working as the mixologist at the bar, and he managed to get her to agree to a selfie with him. 

In the meantime, he’s been making his living as a freelance programmer and fix-it guy, coding things when requested, and even releasing his first phone app – Allagan Rush! 

This actually earned him some *fame*, since I have the game pack which has the fame system included. Next step is to code a full video game! 

Well… maybe after he gets that blue screen taken care of. 

Enio has also been consistently inviting Eva over to his place. She always seems more than happy to stop by when he calls. 

They spend an eternity just sitting and talking. Seriously. I’ve not seen two Sims who can’t stop chatting it up with each other like they do. I doesn’t matter what either of them is up to, they’re always talking. 

This is good, though. Since the tiny house perk is that relationships build faster than normal, these two become pretty close fairly quickly. Even when other friends are over visiting, Enio and Eva can’t be separated. 

And that’s when the first romantic gestures begin creeping into their interactions. 

Well, now. I think this just might be going somewhere. 

Enio, why not make your guests something tasty to keep them hanging around a bit longer? 

{- Spot of Simmery- 4: There She Is! ❤ || Spot of Simmery- 6: Kiss the Chef -}

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Spot of Simmery- 4: There She Is! ❤

I’d been sending Enio out to parties and festivals and cons all in hopes of catching a glimpse of Eva so that they could meet for the first time. I had zero luck as Spring moved into Summer. 

So, Enio was invited to some other festival – I think it was the Romance Festival (hard to remember). I scanned over the Sims who loaded in with him on the lot, and didn’t see Eva. Well, no luck again. 

Or so I thought. 

Not even a few minutes into arriving, Eva’s face suddenly pops up in Enio’s action bar! I was super excited – he’d found her (somehow) and was initiating a first meeting on his own! 

I hover over the icon and see “Order Drink.” 

What? 

So I follow Enio and sure enough, Eva was working as the Mixologist in the city

Since I hadn’t played her character yet, the game had assigned her a Townie job, which was why I’d never seen her out and about – she was always at work during the day! 

So I let Enio order his drink and I had him start chatting with her to break the ice. Just play it cool, man. 

I’d not played Eva at all yet, so I had no idea how her character would respond. She ended up being quite outgoing and friendly, and the two of them started talking non-stop. 

This… is actually something that carries forward throughout the development of their relationship – these two simply can’t shut up when they’re together. Fitting for Amon’s parents. 

Anyhow, they established a pretty solid start to their friendship, and I wanted to commemorate the meeting, so I had them take a selfie. 

And… wait a sec…

Photobombed by a gnome! Well, that’s a fine start to this relationship, I suppose. 

{{- Spot of Simmery- 3: Blast Off! || Spot of Simmery- 5: Come On Over! -}}

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Spot of Simmery- 2: Bachelor Life

Bachelor life for Enio isn’t super eventful… but it’s also not a bad one. 

There’s the nights of Mac and Cheese dinners…

And since there’s a major reduction of bills for living in a tiny house, I wanted to see how far I could get him on his 3K Simoelons without making him get a job. Skill learning is also sped up as a perk due to having a tiny house, so it seems quite possible.  

While living the single life, I had him work on his gardening (to sell plants) and his programming (to take freelance jobs). 

Despite his low income and living funds, Enio really, really wanted a pool. So I built him a tiny one. 

It was barely big enough to paddle around in, but he was super happy with it. 

He continued to take care of his bee box – which you might notice I moved away from the gardens. The bees were way too hard to keep happy, and often swarmed Enio aggressively when he was trying to harvest and weed the garden. 

He now, smartly, uses protective gear to treat them. 

That’s not to say that bachelor life is a solo affair. In fact, he is often invited out for events…. such as Ghost Night with the vampires (for some reason, vampires really like Enio?). 

And dance parties with Mele, who is the best friend he has at this point. They met on the very first day he moved in, and she has popped up on his doorstep just about every day since. So I guess she finds him agreeable.

But as Love Day comes and goes, the poor guy has an awful holiday being single. He still hasn’t managed to bump into Eva anywhere as Spring turns to Summer. While I could just send him over to her house and force the meeting, I’d rather them connect in the wild. 

And so, single life continues. 

{– Spot of Simmery – 1: Bee Box || Spot of Simmery- 3: Blast Off! –}

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