Round 4 - Winter 2033
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Kip and Kimber Henderson are 41, Caleb is 13 (Alana Brown is 37)
"I could use a little good news. What's going on?"
"I have talked my husband into hiring you as the new tax collector for LaQuest Beach!"
"Alana, I don't know anything about doing taxes! Kip does ours!" Kimber said.
"You know how to add and subtract don't you?"
"Of course I do, but...."
"No, no buts. Your main job will be to simply collect money during tax time. You'll also be handling the finances for the city. So when we have something built or need to use city funds for a project, you'll work with Christian in getting everything paid for. The pay isn't huge, but it's pretty decent," Alana said.
"I don't know what to say! Thank you so much, Alana. We didn't know what we were going to do!"
"Well I'm glad to help. And I have some news for Kip as well."
"What's going on," he said.
"We want Kip to be the first principal and teacher of East High School," Alana said.
"Are you serious? Kip would be wonderful as a principal! He loves working with kids!"
"I don't know.....I mean I really don't have any training in working with kids. And I don't really have a background in education. And what Kimber means when she says I love working with kids, what she means is that I love working with OUR kid."
"Kip, if I didn't think you could do it, trust me, I wouldn't ask. Christa will be going to East High. I want her to get the best education possible. I really think you could be good at this. And the pay is much nicer than you were making at that law firm," Alana said.
"I'll give it a try. At least it's not small kids."
"We have someone coming in to run the new elementary school. I really think this will be a good fit for you."
"That's right, although I don't know how happy he will be about that. We need both you and Kimber to come to a staff meeting we'll be having before the start of the new school and tax season," Alana said.
"Thank you so much for this opportunity, Alana. We really appreciate this."
"I'm just glad I could help," Alana said.
And Kip was glad she could help too. Because for the first time in quite a while, things were looking up.....
*Not much happened this time. I created the Hendersons when I started LaQuest Beach so Kip doesn't have a degree by game standards. But in my head, he has a bachelor's and a law degree so it's not too crazy that he's going to be teaching. I was going to create someone to teach at both the high school and the elementary school but when Kip lost his job I was like, why not? And this way I don't have to introduce too many new people. So only one new family will be joining LaQuest Beach next round.
* Kimber finally just rolled the want for another child away. It's like she just gave up! It makes me sad, but I'm trying to stick to my fees and such and they just don't have the money to pay for that fertility treatment that comes with inteen. So unless they get really lucky, Caleb is going to be it for them :(.........
Issue 36: 2020
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