If you’ll recall, the Alphabetti clan has been living in the Alphabetti ancestral home for seven generations now. They had accumulated §308,000. Which is a lot, considering you can buy your very own helicopter for about §20,000.
The Alphabetti home is a beautiful, three-story mansion. It includes a music conservatory, a separate wing dedicated to raising babies and toddlers (with its own kitchen and bathroom), a fishing pond in the front yard, and a bowling alley in the side yard. Whenever the Alphabettis develop a yearning for something, they get it. No item is outside their price range.
It was getting boring.
Being the vengeful and mischievous god that I am, I decided that maybe they invested all their money in a stock market which suddenly tanked. I decided that they would have to lose the family home (DIY foreclosure), and start off fresh with just the clothes on their backs and a pittance of money.
You can do this using the “familyfunds” game cheat, but I had trouble with it. I spent about two hours trying to delete the Alphabetti family fortune. In the end, I discovered that the game only recognizes one Alphabetti family, even though there are many Alphabettis populating Desiderata Valley. (The familyfunds cheat requires the family name as a variable.)
The current generation of Alphabettis had to move in, ever so briefly, with Bob and Lilah Alphabetti. Quite the family reunion! We have Garamond Alphabetti, with her father Frank, her grandfathers Ernesto and Makoto, her great-great-great-great grandfather Bob, and her great-great-great-great grandmother Lilah.
I decremented the family fortune, then had Garamond, Frank, Ernesto, and Makoto move out and into a fresh new property.
Nothing but a vast expanse of empty lawn. Oh, and some butterflies.
Next, I built them the biggest house they could afford at the time. I call it Alphabetti Acres.
As you can see, I let them keep a few items from the old house. I let Makoto bring along his Cow Plant, for obvious reasons.
And on the interior shot, you can see that I also had them bring along the generational portraits. I wasn’t about to lose THOSE!
Here’s a better view of the portrait wall. I THINK I was able to put them all in order, but I’m not 100% sure. (I really wish the game let you add custom labels to these things.)
Not long after they moved in, a group of neighbors showed up to welcome them to the new lot. I invited everyone over for a dinner party, but most of the guests had to eat standing up.
I have to confess, I wish I had thought to have one of them pack along the dinner table from the old house. It was one of the first things that Aaron and Alice bought, and I had never gotten around to replacing it with a nicer one. Six generations of Alphabettis ate at that table, but now it’s gone. Funny how sentimental you can get about that kind of thing.