Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Christmas! And ... I'm Back, Again.

I guess I could pretend that I wasn't gone for 7-8 months from The Sims.  Or I could excuse my way out of why I've been gone.

Truth be told, I was burned out.  I was building homes right and left, and really, a few posts before my last in February, I was feeling really overwhelmed with building and underwhelmed with my creativity.  So, I decided to unceremoniously step back and take a hiatus.  Honestly, I didn't think that hiatus would have lasted as long as it did, but it did good nonetheless.

I started up my game about a week and a half ago to discover that a lot of my files were corrupted.  So I basically had to start over.  I lost whatever WIPs and sims I'd been working on but because I'd been away for so long, most I can't even tell you what they looked like.  I uninstalled a lot of EPs and all my SPs so all I have installed really, are my favorite expansions and all my store worlds.

The log cabin in my last post in February was one I decided to rebuild, however.  Here's a seasonal picture of what I've done so far....

There are just some minor changes to the exterior.  Since I don't have Showtime installed the window in the front is different... and a few other modifications.  Because of the snow in Appaloosa (where I moved my legacy family) you can't see the landscaping detail.  But all landscaping is done, I've moved to the interior.  I was hoping to have this ready before Christmas, but it simply won't get done.  I'll be leaving later today to go to my mom's house for Christmas so I won't be back until after New Year's.

And in regards to building..... I haven't decided if I'm going to go back to building for others or if I'll just enjoy it for myself.  I'm taking my time to make a decision. I really want to enjoy other non-build aspects of the game as well, like my legacy family I left behind.

Whenever a decision is made, I'll hit up my blog again.  And really, I will still use my blog for personal builds so I'll be back around for sure now that I feel like I've gotten back into the groove of Sims 3.

I hope everyone has a Merry and Happy Christmas!