Read the previous chapter of my Drifter Challenge.
I decided to start another challenge in addition to my legacy challenge. The drifter challenge is a ‘starting from scratch’ challenge, where you take a completely empty game world and slowly build it up over several generations. Each generation lives in a certain location and has certain challenges to complete before the next heir becomes a young adult. Oh, and you can only control a single Sim! You can check out the full rules of the drifter challenge over on the Sims forums.
I woke early the next morning, stiff and cold. Turns out that sleeping a bench is only marginally better than sleeping on the ground. My stomach growled angrily. The pain must have been what woke me up. I knew I had to find something to eat, but I wasn’t yet hungry enough to choke down one of the lemons I’d found growing nearby. I set out in a different direction from yesterday, hoping I would stumble onto a miraculous food source.
To my surprise, I came upon a small park. It wasn’t much, just a couple of benches overlooking the river, but between them was a grill! I couldn’t believe my luck. I bought myself a tin of franks and beans and cooked it on the grill. It wasn’t amazing, but I’d never actually prepared a meal for myself before. At least it calmed the angry noises that my stomach had been making.
Someone had planted a small garden nearby, and I was able to pick some carrots and sage, which I added to my little home garden. I was caring for my seedlings when I got a call from Clara, a nice lady I’d met earlier. She invited me to join her club, Powerhouse. Apparently they were really into health and fitness. Not sure why they thought I would be a good fit for their group, but I accepted anyway. It made me feel like I was a part of something.
That night, I slept on the bench again. I awoke cold and stiff, again, and starving. I guess one helping of tinned beans will only take a Sim so far. I hadn’t showered since arriving in Oasis Springs, and my own stench was starting to make me dizzy. I received some elements from the Geo Council in the mail, which I sold for a bit of cash. Enough cash, in fact, to buy a shower. It was pretty cheap and nasty, but at this point, I didn’t care. Being clean made all the difference in the world.
I decided to apply for some jobs I saw in the paper. I ended up taking a job as a ‘tough gal’. The place seemed a bit shady, but they were the only company that didn’t look too closely at my qualifications. And, if I were to be completely honest with myself, the opportunity to steal something sounded positively heavenly. There was nothing to swipe here in Oasis Springs because it was full of people like me who didn’t have anything to steal. My hands were practically itching.
Anyway, I had a few hours to kill before my first shift, so I scouted around for more things to scavenge. I managed to make enough for a small tent – at least I wouldn’t be sleeping on the ground tonight! I made myself some grilled fruit for dinner before heading out for my first shift at Mobwives. It was exhausting, looking tough for hours on end, so I practically fell into my tent when I got home. But hey, I earned 63 simoleans!