The Mendoza ISBI

Idiots do it their way

Chapter 4.10 The Big Move


Hello dear readers, hope you are all well.  Let’s kick things off with the results of the heir poll.

Gen 5 heir poll

I can announce that with 50% of the vote Susan will be the next torch holder

voting card Susan


So last time Susan and Romana became teens, Koi became an adult and Magrat mourned the loss of her beloved Melon.

We kick things off this time with Magrat retiring.


Magrat: Hello, I would like to retire.  Being Empress of Evil doesn’t have the same edge anymore.

Susan: Dishwashers broken, again.


Magrat: *polite clapping & Confetti*


Grim: Welp I’d better go prepare for another reaping.  Be seeing you soon Magrat Mendoza.

(Her lifebar is full 😥 )

Melon: You will have another piece of Melon soon my love.

Well that’s comforting


OMG I love this girl! She is at level 4 in athletic already.


Susan: Go bother someone else, you’re making me loose my grip.

There are some glitches that just make me laugh! XD

Susan: It’s not funny from this angle. 😡


Aww mother & son bonding. ❤

Rory: So mum, how about letting me have another go at driving

Koi: No

Rory: Come on, I promise I won’t run any old ladies over this time.

Koi: That ‘old lady’ was your grandma.

Oops (I failed at getting a picture of this but just picture Magrat standing in the middle of the bonnett of a car! I was laughing too much to concentrate on pressing C)


This was such a great moment.  Grim playing with Seymour.

Grim: So we meet again.  Ate anyone interesting?

Seymour: No one that suits my delicate palette.


But what really put the icing on the cake was this.

Seymour: So what do you taste like?

Grim: I don’t have time for your childish games. *returns to wherever he came from*


Susan is not the only only skilling.  Martha now has a point in guitar and a point in drums.

Magrat: My grandkids are so talented. ❤

Melon & Magrat Grandchildren

Speaking of grandkids, this is how many Melon and Magrat have. Only one got Magrat’s skin colour, so sad. Guess the yellow skin genes are not as strong in my game as they were in Tam’s! XD


Romana: What do you mean no one voted for me. I demand a recount! 😡

Uh oh, someone is not taking the voting results well.

Romana: *glares*

*leaves room slowly*


Lucky: Wow, this far into the chapter already and this is the first picture you have of me?

Well, all you are doing currently is solving cases which is repetitive and would make for a boring chapter.  You still have a long slog before you get anywhere near completing your LTW.  You have another 15 cases to solve before Susan grows up.

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Proof that Magrat does leave the rocking chair on occasion! XD Also proof that Lucky does take a break from solving cases every no and then.

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Koi: What’s going on? Why is the house void of furniture?

Lucky: Well we are moving to a new town so most of it has been packed up.  I sold the rest.

I wanted to make the move before Martha became a YA and she is 3 days away from that so yeah we are moving.

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So with everything all packed up. Oh and I am taking 24Hourspar, Giggles, Ready Brek & their two children with us.  There is just too many other family members to take all of them. I need room in the new town for all the lovely handpicked sims I plan to drop in it.

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So with one final look at the Lucky Palms house we are off.

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Romana: Where in Llamas are we?

Welcome to Roaring Heights. So pretty ❤

Lucky: We appear to be on a beach.

Yes, this is your new home.  Wait hang on a bit.


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Tada! Yes I took the plunge and built a house from scratch.  I am really happy with it. 😀 I did have to resist using the awesome two level apartment I usually use when playing this town.

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This is the back.  There will be a nice barbeque/relaxing area on the lower deck eventually. I did have one all nicely done but the game crashed.

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All the gnomes make the journey across.  I have a couple of new ones by the looks of it.  I haven’t named them all yet as I am too lazy.

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All the pictures and paintings are intact as well.  I sold the personalised items so everyone now has a flower or a pot paint instead.  You may also notice the row of rocking chairs.  I took inspiration from other ISBIs such as this one for the basement.

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Before I kick out the hangers on I let Martha have some bonding time with her mother.  I used her one teen move to initiate socialising.

Martha: So did you enjoy the trip?

24Hourspar: It was ok but I am glad to have my feet the ground again.

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So after an epic water ballon battle bonding session I move the spares out.  (The other two teens are Ready Brek’s kids Whitney – renamed Wesley and Jan)

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Ready Brek: Well it was nice to get some face time again but all good things must come to an end.

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Magrat: Ah this is much better.  I can see myself spending many hours here.  (spoiler: She does!)

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Koi meanwhile has taking up drinking.

Koi: I have to deal with getting older somehow.

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Rory and Susan were still chucking water balloons at each other long into the evening.  Little creepy how a paparazzi showed up and kept snapping pics of them.  Nice outfit though.

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Lucky rolled a wish to learn fishing so hear she is, fishing.

Lucky: Got to make the most of living on the beach.


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Yay someone found the megaphone! XD


Susan: Oh I think I just wet myself.

Koi: *evil cackle*

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OK on to nicer things.  It’s Martha’s birthday!

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She doesn’t look all that different but I see a lot of Lucky in that face.

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So after a quick makeover Martha is the first to fly the nest.

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Martha: What?! I’m not the heir?

No you only got one vote.

Martha: You are kidding me, right?

Sorry Susan is just more popular than you.  Never mind though there will be a butt load of shiny new sims moving to town soon that you can get your claws into.

Well, that’s it for now.  I have to finish the house and repopulate the town so it may be a while before the next chapter but I will get a house tour up soon and an update on the new residents of Roaring Heights.

If I haven’t grabbed your sims yet and there is a sim you would like added there is still time.  Let me know in the comments section below.

Torch Holders: 3

Every birth: (+5) 15 x 5 = 75

Heir/Spouse Portrait: +5  8 x 5 = 40

Life Time Wish Achievements: (+25) 3 x 25 = 75

Each Sim that gets on Honor Roll/deans list: (+5) 4 x 5 = 20

Every 100,000 Simoleons : ( +20) 2 x 20 = 20

Each sim that reaches top of Career : (+10) 1 x 10 = 10

Accidental Deaths: (-10) 0

Social Worker Visits: (-15) 0

Passing Out: (-5) 41 x 5 = 185

Each Sim that failing school:  (-5) 0

Fires: (-5) 4 x 5 = 20

Fights: (-5) 0

Self Wettings: (-5) 24 x 5 = 120

Total: – 65


7 thoughts on “Chapter 4.10 The Big Move

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  2. Wow, so many grandkids! I guess that’s what happens when you have lots of children; one of the annoying things about the EPIC legacy, is they can only have one.

    LMAO at Grim with the cowplant. I kind of wish he’d eaten it, just to see how it would mess up your game…but of course we don’t want glitches, so good that Grim didn’t take the bait 😉 I wish someone would stay eaten in my game, I need the sim juice for my TH!

    Moving time is always fun – hopefully Lucky’s LTW tally didn’t get reset, that’s happened to me before with counting ones. I’m actually considering moving my sims to Lucky Palms, lol.

    • I couldn’t believe how many there were when I first looked at the family tree. Hense why I didn’t take all of them to Roaring Heights. The last thing I want is a town full of Mendozas! XD
      Now I take another look at those pics. I am not sure if that was the real grim or the one from the door or life and death. It was still fun to watch. The cowplant has only eaten one sim in the whole time I’ve had it but even then it glitched and had to be replaced so I didn’t even get the sim juice. 😦
      I love moving them around and creating new homes for them. I am so exicted to start adding everyone’s sims to the town. Lucky’s tally did reset 😥 but I used MC to get it back up to where she was. 😀 Taken me long enough to get this far, I am not starting again!
      Lucky Palms is a great world except that from the fact that there is a part of it that takes frigging ages to get to. It is pretty though and house some nice pre made houses.

  3. Bahaha the little minions GIF is the perfect reaction to Susan winning. Yay!

    The mother and son bonding time cracked me up. Bad Rory—we do not run over our grandmothers! XD Also, that scene with Grim and the cowplant really was epic. It’s a shame he didn’t take the cake, but then again maybe it isn’t because if he had a hole might have been torn through the entire Sims universe O_o

    Great job with the new house! I admire your patience in undertaking such a feat, lol. I really like that they’re on the beach too 🙂 So pretty! I don’t have Roaring Heights myself, so it’ll be cool to see the town through the eyes of the Mendozas ^_^

    On to the next generation!

    • LOL I love the minions. Had to put it in. 😀
      I am so annoyed that I couldn’t get a good picture of the moment that happened but it was so funny. Magrat just standing in the middle of the bonnet with a look that said ‘What just happened?’ Only in the sims! XD
      I was torn while watching the grim and cowplant thing play out. Part of me wanted him to eat the cake just to see if he could be eaten. But then I didn’t want my save to be corrupted because of it. (trying desperatly not to use bad words here! XD )
      I am glad you like the new house. I still have some bits to do on it but I will be showing it off in due course. Roaring Heights has to be one of my favourite worlds from the store. I see it as the love child of Bridgeport and Sunlight Tides! It is so pretty and I love the 1920s style of everything. Some of the premade houses are amazing but I saw that beach plot and I that was that.
      Susan is the youngest and has about 7 days left as teen so the next generation is in sight.

  4. Yay! Susan for heir. The new house looks awesome! It looks perfect where it is sitting on the beach.

    I don’t know why but I burst out laughing when I saw Rory in the sauna room in his life jacket. I just imagined him thinking of himself to be the one person who could drown in humidity.

    I am so baffled that none of the grandkids had yellow skin. That tone must have been really weak in your game. So interesting. But I would say she definitely would have reached the goal of having 10. I always see that wish pop up and never think it would be possible. Well Magrat proved me wrong lol.

    Awesome chapter and I can’t wait to see Susan as heir.

    • Thanks, I am really proud of that house. I love that spot on the beach, so just had to build the house there.
      LOL I like that! I wanted to write something about him wearing the lifejacket but just couldn’t think of how to word it.
      I know, I was so surprised after the yellow explosion in your game. Yet Jacklyn’s hair has been in every generation so far and is still going strong. Weird.
      Both Margrat and Melon had the 10 grandchildren wish. I never thought they would achieve it. It does make me wonder if I should limit how many kids the spares have.
      Glad you enjoyed reading it. Susan takes over very soon.

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