I spent most of my time with Verich this week, helping him climb the Firefighter ranks. A lot of his time is spent performing maintenance on the alarm and the fire engine.
I got a lot of knitting done this week! Would you hate me if I admitted I finished my last Christmas gift? In that case, I shall say nothing.
In between the boredom were Actual Fire Emergencies with Super Dramatic Music. I got really tired of the Super Dramatic Music. (By the way, you can totally sing “SUPER DRAMATIC MUSIC!” to the Super Dramatic Music.)
Verich rolled a lot of small piddly house fires. Kinda disappointing.
“If only this entire house were filled top to bottom with babies!”
His relationship with Patricia grew nicely.
Although their night was cut short when she peed herself and left.
Meanwhile, baby Violetta was growing by leaps and bounds. And then Pork With Bones reminded me that this baby should have been named Verdana! Curses.
Luckily, Umlaut and Kerrie soon had a wish to have another baby. I was able to fulfill their wish and cover my bases.
Welcome baby Verdana! I mean, a while ago. Because I was lame and forgot to take your picture.
Verich put out a fire at Patricia’s house. After everyone was safe, she took a moment to give him a very special thank you.
And then he goes home and what happens? Something breaks, and he has to fix it. WORK WORK WORK.
He kept climbing the career ladder, and started to get some more interesting assignments. Here, he’s dealing with an Angry Gnome outbreak.
The house was pretty darned full by this point, but I worried that Patricia’s biological clock might be ticking. So I had Verich propose to her on the sidewalk in front of his house.
She looks so happy!
Patricia and Verich are nauseatingly in love. The morning after their wedding, she looked so sweet and bashful when he flirted with her.
Speaking of “nauseatingly in love,” these two firemen have found True Wuv right there at the firehouse. They’re like this ALL THE TIME.
Verich’s life as a firefighter was a lonely one.
I thought about having him invite Patricia over to toast marshmallows with him, but the alarm went off before he could even finish eating it.
The next time he returned home, she had a big surprise for him!
And the next day at work, we had an earthquake! There was a rumbling and a shaking, and then Verich was dispatched all over town to put out fires…
Free people trapped in the rubble…
And fix gas leaks by hitting the stove with a hammer until it got all sparkly.
(As an aside, I don’t recommend trying to fix gas leaks this way. If you have a gas leak, phone 911. They will dispatch a trained professional to hit your stove with a hammer until it gets all sparkly.)
Verich was pretty stoked when he got home and found a new baby waiting for him!
Welcome, baby girl Wingdings!
I wanted them to have another baby, but there was no more room in the house. I had Verich’s older (MUCH older) sister moved out, which freed up a slot. Then I contemplated kicking Umlaut and Kerrie out of the house.
But I just couldn’t do it. Look at them snuggling like that! Could you really kick them out onto the street?
I will however confess that the next day, Kerrie had an “unfortunate accident” with the broken stereo.
Both of Umlaut and Kerrie’s youngest daughters look surprisingly grown-up for their age. If I didn’t know better, I would think that Violetta was an adult, and not a teenager.
And Verdana looks downright matronly.
With Verdana and Violetta helping out with baby Wingdings, it was time for Verich and Patricia to get busy again.
“Surprise! I’m pregnant!”
Verich quickly regained his composure, and instantly had a wish to “Feel Patricia’s tummy.” Awww!
Verich finally made it to Level 10. He got his very own fire truck to take home and maintain at his leisure.
He also got a series of wishes to “Quit job.” I felt lousy about canceling them, but it’s only another week or so until he gets old and can retire. And if he retires, he gets a sweet pension!
In the mean time, he received the Key to the City.
While he was at City Hall for the ceremony, Patricia gave birth to baby boy Wesley at home. I guess she didn’t feel the need to go to the hospital this time!
I decided to go with an 80s theme for the cribs this time. I call the one on the left “Black Velvet Scrunchie,” and the one on the right “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.” (Looking at it now, I think it could use fluorescent yellow.)
Violetta grew up and moved out (missed that one). And then it was Verdana’s turn.
Such a lovely young lady! Finish your cake and get out.
The house felt so empty, with only five people in it!
Patricia took the opportunity to try and lose some of her baby weight.