Round 1 - Spring 2023Next update
Donna Johnson is 38, Kinsley Johnson is 16, Brian Johnson is 8
Donna Johnson doesn't know how she got to this point in her life. Five years ago she was happily married with 2 beautiful kids. Then it was all taken away in one swift move by a freak storm and slippery roads. Her husband Franklin was a good man. The best man she had ever known in her life. He wasn't the best business man and they had always had to struggle, but they struggled together. Now she struggles alone. But she can't think of that. Because she has two kids who need her to be strong. So she joined the military to feed her family. Franklin didn't want her to work after Kinsley was born so she never really gained any job skills. But they were making it. She hated living in Englewood and knew that it wasn't a good place to raise her kids, but it was all she could afford at the time. Plus, she was trying to save up for Kinsley's college. Because she didn't want her daughter to end up in the same place.
She figured she was pretty done was far as romance was concerned. She lived next door to a cute guy named Marshal White and his sister Ariel. Marshal was definitely nice to look at, but he was much too young for Donna. And she got the feeling that he didn't really like her very much. Burning the kids' food and having the fire department have to show up early in the morning didn't really help their relationship much.
" I'm sorry Marshal. My goodness, it's not like I purposefully burned my children's food. Accidents happen. Well accidents to normal sims like myself. I suppose someone as perfect as you wouldn't be able to understand that."
"Whatever Donna. Learn to cook," he said walking off.
See? Complete and total hostility!
Kinsley and Brian knew their mom was having a hard time, so they didn't really mind the burnt food. Kinsley wanted to get an after school job to help her mom out, but she wouldn't hear of it. She wanted Kinsley to concentrate on getting scholarships for school. Donna had saved enough cash for Kinsley to attend LaQuest Beach Community College but she wanted her to go to Sim State. She wanted her to get the full college experience.
They were growing up so fast. Soon they would be out living their own lives and Donna would be left home alone. She hadn't really dated since her husband died. It didn't feel right and she didn't want to hurt the kids by making them think that she was replacing their dad. But sometimes she really did get very lonely......
She wanted her kids to have a much better liffe than she had and she wanted them to have more opportunities. There was nothing that she wouldn't do to make that happen for them........
"Ah, I mean, I think we should hang out some more. You know, go places together. You're a really cool girl....."
"Uh, yea. Give me a second, I'm only like 5000 points away from the high score," she says.
"Are you even listening to me?"
"Oh, ummmm.......I was just saying that I think we should hang out more. You could come over to my house, we have our own private beach in the back."
"I don't know Kevin, what would your parents think if you brought me home?"
"They wouldn't say anything! My parents aren't like that at all. You should come over sometime," he said.
"I'll thing about it."
She really wants to go. But most people from Lorrington aren't the nice accepting people that Kevin seems to think his parents are........but she does really want to go.....
*Donna and her neighbor Marshal cannot seem to get along! They have 2 bolts but every conversation with them turns into an argument. So I guess they won't be getting together! I think Kinsley and Kevin are cute together.....he's the only teen boy that she has been attracted to so hopefully they will end up working out!
* LBCC is my college in the main hood. It has about 6 dorm rooms or students can live at home and attend the courses. I used Squinge's Mega College Pack to make my main hood college. It costs $750 a semester for a total of $6000 for the whole four years. Sim State University is one of the regular universities and it's $1000 a semester for a total of $8000 for the whole four years. I used SSU because I wanted students to have to option of joining fraternities and sororities and I don't think I can do that with LBCC.......I imagine SSU being about an 4 hour drive from LaQuest Beach. So they can go close to home or just far away enough to have a little more independence!
*I can't remember where I got their duplex but I love the run down condition of it! I tried to make sure the buildings in my Englewood area looked run down so that it fit with where the sims are suppose to live. I love it!!