Build Newcrest Challenge: Generation 1: Joseph Simself
Day 1 (Household Income: §6,895)
Today is my first day in Newcrest. It’s a little nerve wracking, but I’m up for the challenge. There’s a lot to be done and I’ll only be able to do so much in my lifespan. I’ll want to draw people to my part of Newcrest, besides the wandering townsfolk. I decided a community park is the best way. I found a nice spot, which was called Tranquil Crescent.
I must tell you also that if I am to build Newcrest, I have to live on my land. A land of nothing but grass and dirt. I can visit parts of Newcrest outside my area of building. There’s an outdoors bathroom, some picnic tables with grills, and a small jungle gym play area for kids. Some of this will be essential to me since I have no real home to live in yet, just a tent. I also have a cooler for quick meals and a garbage can to throw away my finished foods.
I was also made to buy a knightly statue. This was to be used as a pass-me-down to my heir. A legacy reminder type thing. It is never to be sold or removed from the family. It’s an odd thing.
I finally created a fire pit so I can cook my own food when needed. Grilling everyday won’t be fun.
To build my community park, I need to become a green thumb. My aspiration is to become a freelance botanist.
I bought some starter flowers to get myself going. I’m hoping I can find some others around Newcrest I can pluck and replant. But for now, I plant some daisy bushes and a chrysanthemum flower.
I’m calling myself a Naturewalker.
Tomorrow I start my new job as a media intern and they said I needed to create a social media profile. I need a computer to do that. I thought my slablet would do that, but it’s a no go with it.
So, I am going to go ahead and create myself a small wooden hut type place just to have a computer at hand.
Once built, I install my computer and get online for a bit to create my profile. So happy there is free wi-fi here in Newcrest. I’ll end up having an electric bill, though.
It’s not even noon yet on my first day of building Newcrest and I’m already feeling like I want to get out in the city. I guess it’s the loneliness. Perhaps if I take an adventure around my land. Maybe that will brighten things up for me. Let’s go take a stroll.
I spot a hollow log at the end of this lot. Let’s go check it out.
I hope nothing in here bites my hand. Digging deep, I find a frog, a hypno frog. I think I’ll name it, Hype.
Let’s take him back to the tent and get him in a tank and let him relax. I hope he likes dark places as Hype is better off in my little hut next to my computer. He’s such a weird looking frog.
Back to strolling! On my walk down the street, I see this woman wearing some kind of animal hat. It looks cute and funny at the same time. I go introduce myself to her.
Her name is Cathy. Just talking with her for a couple minutes, she was funny. Meeting someone with a good sense of humor right now hit the spot on my loneliness.
She didn’t have a job, but she was in a club called the Page Turners. It’s all about books and other reading. I think she said her favorite was reading Sim Literature, SimLit for short.
We talked until around 12:30pm. It was now lunchtime, so myself and Cathy exchanged numbers and parted ways.
I decided to grill on my first day in Newcrest. Take in a bit of the scenery as I eat. I grilled up some hamburgers. They seemed easy enough to grill.
As I was eating, this redhead sat down right next to me. Startled me for a moment. Then she started to rant and rave about who knows what. All I was getting out of it, was she liked to own things, lots of things.
But as soon as this other woman grabbed a plate and hamburger and sat across from me, the redhead got up and stormed off. I was kind of grateful, so I introduced myself.
She said her name was Kyra. She looked pretty young to me and that’s when I found out she was a teenager and goes to Buckingham High. She had a pretty creative mind when talking with her. She also likes to babysit. I wonder if she’ll still like to when I have my own children. She might outgrow that phase by then.
When lunch was over, it was time for me to continue my wandering. I thanked her for the chat and we exchanged numbers.
Viewing the nice scenery of this part of Newcrest, I ended up finding some flowers I could harvest and replant. These were wild snapdragon flowers. I put them in my pocket in case I find more before heading back to my tent.
And luckily enough, I did find some more on my adventures. This time I found some wild lily flowers.
I head back to my lot I am living on and plant the two flowers I found. The others have already started to grow. I watered them all to help the process along.
I had to use one of the outdoor restrooms after watering these. So I headed to the closest one. When I came back out I saw this pretty looking lady sitting by herself at one of the picnic tables.
I went over to say hello and she introduced herself as Clare. I guess she was daydreaming about her crafting. She’s into making high end stuff. Talking to her more, I understood more when she mentioned she was a Scientist.
We talked until around 6:30ish and then she had to leave.
The sun is starting to set, so I head back to my lot and light a fire in the fire pit.
I head into my tent…
Change into my jammies, and come back out.
I have the urge to get a little exercising in before dinner. So I do some sit-ups and push-ups. I like to walk and jog instead, so I’ll have to start putting that into my daily routine.
For dinner, I am going to roast a weenie.
Mmm mmm mmm! I make some mean roasted hot dogs.
Before heading to bed, I get on the computer to update my status and let folks know how my first day went. I’ve started to gain some followers.
It’s heading onto 10pm, so I need to catch some Z’s. I put out the fire in the fire pit…
And head to my tent. I set my alarm on my watch for 7am as I have to be to work at 9am. I climb into my sleeping bag and call it a night.
See you in the morning!
10 thoughts on “#BuildNewcrest: Day 1”
Oh a great beginning for Joseph. I love that you chose a community park for him to start with. That’s a great idea! I will have to look up the BuildNewcrest Challenge to see what it’s about.
When I read the whole challenge, I thought this would be an awesome sim selfie legacy.
Great start! Nice that Joseph is pursuing the Social Media career! Have fun with it. Can’t wait to see what the park looks like once it’s finished.
I already have one laid out. I just need to complete the aspiration first.
I can’t wait to see who Joseph marries.
Me too. 😀
Yay CT appearance! Joseph Simself is a nice looking guy btw.
This sounds like how I begin each Drifter Challenge house with the exception of the statue (Drifters money just disappears) It sounds like he is off to a good start.
I took the statue from Pinstar’s Legacy Challenge as I am loosely basing it around that as well.