This was a very, very good week! I had massive amounts of good luck, from special items to new town projects to a particular resident moving away! Okay, so that last one isn’t necessarily good luck, but I’m still kind of happy about it! Read on for the full rundown!
I was surprised to get a random letter from my assistant at Town Hall, but as soon as I opened it up, I realized she was just cross-promoting and doing her job. The missive read: “The Animal Crossing Plaza on the Wii U is now open! I hope you decide to make Animal Crossing Plaza your summer hangout! I know I’ll be there every day! ” I have hung out there, but it’s mostly just to post messages on the Miiverse message boards about your favorite characters. I will admit it’s kind of a thrill to watch them all wandering around in HD, though. Oh, and best of all? I caught sight of my favorite villager of all time, Pippy! Now it’s just a matter of time before I get her to move into Geneva! I will make it happen!
Oh, and Isabelle also sent me this shaved ice lamp. Because a present is always nice. I put it in my kitchen next to my shaved ice machine. Seemed appropriate. Also, you’ll notice that my kitchen is super tiny. Well, not anymore, because I had Nook remodel it and enlarge it! Of course, now I owe him 498,000 bells for the work, but at least you get to pay him later… whenever the mood strikes!
And yes, Stitches finally left. The day arrived, and I went to say farewell. And the next day, there was a bare patch of earth where his house once stood, and I had this letter: “To my pal, Chris, At long last, it’s moving day for me. On one hand, I’m excited about living in a new town. On the other hand, I’m sad to be leaving this one… It’s really confusing my feet. Best wishes! – Stitches” Now, if Pippy could just move in, I would be in seventh heaven!
Also, the T&T Emporium opened up after the remodeling! Now I’ve got three floors of shopping! Well, really just two, because the top floor is Gracie’s boutique where everything costs a bajillion bells. It’s a great furniture set, but honestly, who has the bells? I know I don’t! And when I do, I’d rather build a town works project or expand my house. But on the first floor, you’ve got the assorted stationary, tools, records and special items as well as the plant shop, now included. Second floor is furniture, stocking a bit more than the last remodel. Oh, and Leif now sells fertilizer and rare fruit in case you didn’t already get it from your friends’ towns. (Which I did) I thought the fertilizer might help my patch of flowers grow grass over the bare dirt where it used to be, but it didn’t do a thing. I water the patch of flowers every single day, and yet the grass still doesn’t grow back. If I can’t figure out how to get the grass back, my town is going to be very brown and ugly in a few more months…
Oh, and I also finally went to Best Buy to pick up my double-neck guitar. I stuck it in my basement game room, but I don’t really know how to play.
I guess I popped enough balloons to get a badge for it, but I’m still missing pieces of the balloon furniture set if you can believe that! How many more to I have to shoot down?
We completed our zen bell… or I suppose I should say I completed our zen bell. I mean, I’m pretty sure 90% of the donations came out of my own pocket. But still, it’s really cool, and you can ring it if you like. I put it next to the zen garden and surrounded them both with bamboo. It’s like a little Japanese oasis in Geneva.
I was really torn when Redd’s tent showed up because I thought two paintings looked pretty authentic. But I went with the graceful painting, which Blathers identified as Beauty Looking Back. Phew! I just wish Redd would show up more often… my museum is still really empty.
We had fireworks again, as we’re going to have them all month long. I was hoping to get the really cool glowing star headband my friend got from Isabelle last week, but no… just these glowing balls. Sigh. I bought one fortune cookie off Redd, but my prize was a lovely phone, which I’d already gotten one of last week, so I quit while I was ahead instead of wasting my bells on duplicate items.
It was Gulliver mentioning the chocolate that made me realize he had been heading for Belgium. He started off my talking about the famous Manneken Pis statue, which I have heard of… and I think I might have had a replica of in one of my previous houses… but I didn’t know what country it originated from. Thankfully he mentioned famous chocolate, which can only be Switzerland or Belgium!
Awesomely, as my reward for helping him get where he was going, Gulliver sent me a Manneken Pis replica! Score! It’s totally awesome, and I put it in the museum display room on the second floor with all my other souvenirs from around the world. I don’t really want him peeing all over my house.
I have terrible luck with turnips, and when it was at 139 or so, I thought about selling, because I’d bought them at 101, and feared that the next day they’d drop to like, 56 or something. But I held out, figuring I could maybe find a friend’s town offering a better price for them. But the next day, the price was 529! Score! I quickly sold them all (good thing, because the next day they did plummet to double digits) and pocketed the cash. Well, for just a little bit, because I had a town work project that needed finishing.
Of course, I suppose I could have saved my money to buy overpriced furniture from Gracie. But seriously, 200,000 is on sale! That’s what this wacky giraffe thinks is cheap! I guess true style doesn’t come very cheap, so I guess I won’t have true style… at least not for a while!
I wanted to finish the lighthouse. It was taking a while because it was kind of pricey, but after my turnip windfall and some excellent island fishing (not to mention selling off some perfect peaches in another town), I had it all funded and ready to open! (Not that this will keep Gulliver from crashing his ship into my beach, but whatever…)
Oh, and wait until you see what I’m building for next week!