With this week’s entry, I can resolve last week’s cliffhanger, deal with some restless residents, and finally prove that Geneva is practically perfect in every way!
To follow up on Katie’s visit last week where she missed the train and completely disappeared before I could actually bring her to another town, I got a letter the following day assuring me she was fine. Phew! It read: “Were you worried when I missed the train? It’s OK. I got the next one and continued my travels! Here’s a present for you!” And she sent me this lovely map of the world. I wonder where Geneva is on this thing…?
Tiffany made some noise about leaving, and of course there was no way I was going to let my favorite hooker bunny go anywhere. (At least not until I find out whether or not she’s really a man under all that makeup!) Luckily, I still haven’t hit the point where someone refuses to let me convince them to stay.
I’d heard someone talking about this, and was surprised to notice that I also had a little bench that had been built around the tree I planted in the town square. It used to be just a little wall of bricks, but I guess at some point they added more to the top so you can actually have a sit down and relax! (Although being the mayor of this little burg, you’d think they would’ve at least consulted with me or let me know they were doing this…) Anyway, when you take a rest, you go into kind of a trance as lovely music plays and then a whole timeline of major events in the town scroll by! It’s really kind of neat, and I can’t wait to do it again after a really long time to relive when people moved to town and remember them.
The zen garden was the first project that someone proposed that I really thought would be a good one. Now I can start demolishing stuff like that giant chair/boot sculpture. Oh, and naturally, I planted a bunch of bamboo trees around it for added effect.
Stumbled upon Gulliver near death again, and woke the poor guy up so he didn’t get washed back out to see and drown. Based on his descriptions, it sounded a lot like he was headed for Kenya. But I worry about him if he thinks he’s going to hang out with lions when he eventually gets there…
But he did, and he sent me this lovely tribal mask as a souvenir. That’s the doll from Mexico on the right that I forgot to take a photo of last week. This is the room in the museum where I’ve decided to display all of Gulliver’s souvenirs. I even put in a couple of chairs so you can sit and soak it all in at your leisure. There just wasn’t room in my house.
For whatever reason, I thought that having a perfect town for five days got you the golden can. I don’t know why I thought that, as five days is a piece of cake. And since I only managed to notice a few Jacob’s Ladders, I thought maybe my town wasn’t completely perfect every day. Even though I kept checking with Isabelle, and she said that everyone was super-happy and thought Geneva was perfect. But eventually she told me that it had been perfect for 15 days, and awarded me with the golden watering can. It’s really great for watering plants in a group, because you arc left and right and the water covers a ton of flowers. If they’re in a line, though, it’s kind of a waste… still, it’s really awesome, and my first golden tool!
It had been a while since I’d seen some balloons floating overhead, and they always seemed to have duplicate items in them anyway. But this week I managed to find this adorable little balloon animal dog. You’ll notice I still need a balloon bed…
I found a little blue bag on the ground behind a tree and spent the day checking with everyone in town to see who had lost it. Much to my dismay, it turned out to be Stitches, who was surprised that I spoke to him because we haven’t talked in ages. He even remarked as such. But it turned out to be his bag. And what’s crazy is that I have been deliberately ignoring Stitches hoping that he would move away. I’ve got nothing against the guy, but I kind of like everyone else a little bit better. And not that ignoring him seemed to be working at driving him out of town, but now that I’ve found his bag, he probably thinks we’re BFFs! Sigh…
I was very excited to see Redd’s tent this week because it’s been ages since he showed up. Two of the paintings were very noticeably fake, but the other one that looked genuine was one I already had in the museum. So I took a chance on the Mona Lisa, even though there was something about it that didn’t sit right with me. I think her right hand is supposed to be on top of her left. But what do I know about classical art? Not a whole lot, as it turns out, because my instincts were correct, and this turned out to be a fake when I tried to donate it to the museum. Thankfully Blathers didn’t seem like he was going to call Copper on me and report me for art forgery!
I also paid off my loan for adding a third room to the ground floor of my house, so I decided to go ahead and expand my fancy room. I had a rococo chair that there was no room for. Now there is! Plus, I decided to display my fake Mona Lisa on the wall to give the room a little extra touch of class. Hopefully my guests are as knowledgeable about art as I am and won’t notice it’s a fake!
No, Gabi. You can’t leave. I don’t want you to. Thankfully, she was also easily persuaded to stay. This can’t last forever, but I’m going to be really glad for as long as it does!
A new month started, so there were new fishes and bugs to catch. I’m sure there were some that I never caught from the last cycle that are no longer available, but I’ve never been able to catch all of them no matter how hard I try (which admittedly, isn’t very much), so I’m not really worried about it. But it is fun to catch new stuff and build up the museum displays. Makes me feel like I’m really doing something.
Also with the new month, T.I.Y. changed up their stock a bit, replacing one of the two fortune cookies with this fountain firework. I waited until the evening to set it off, but I bet it would look even cooler if it was even darker out. Or if me and a bunch of friends all got together and set them off at once! Ooh! Project!
Also, the free gift for August is this fireworks table. It doesn’t actually light up or explode or anything, it just looks like fireworks, I guess. Looks more like a stained glass window, but whatever. It’s free, it’s rare, and it looks fine in the corner of my game room basement. For now…