What a jam-packed week in Geneva! I didn’t build any new projects or anything, but there was still quite a lot that just sort of happened anyway! And the days of thunderstorms and torrential downpours bled out into my real life, too! I love it when it all syncs up!
So I had this letter from Molly after she’d gone saying: “Hello, Chris, Could you please dig up the time capsule I had you bury? Since I’ve moved, I just can’t find time to come back and get it. If you want, you can keep whatever’s inside! Don’t forget! Molly” Of course, she’d asked me to bury it so long ago I couldn’t remember where I hid it. But during my morning rounds, I saw a hole in the ground and expected to dig up a fossil, but found her time capsule instead! There was a letter inside that read: “I’m curious, Molly… It seems like I’m always eating cake when I’m wearing this. Now it smells sweet because of that. I wonder… Will the ants nibble on it if I bury it? Feeling smarter? Molly” It was just a random shirt, but there were no ants. Darn. I think I still need an ant for my museum…
I paid off my loan, so I decided to just go right back into hock again with Nook by expanding my classy room. The next day, I had a letter from my mom saying “Darling Chris,I hear your home is expanding! Use this to fill some of your new space. I’m proud of you! – Mom” Of course, the woman sends me a sleek table. I expanded my room full of classy rococo furniture! Not that a sleek table would fit in any room of my house. It’s like she doesn’t even know me at all!
There was a little bit of a sprinkle one afternoon, and while I was running around, it stopped and the sun came out again. And then lo and behold, there was the faintest image of a rainbow. Over time, it got really glorious, then faded away again. Nothing that beautiful can last, I guess…
I was really excited to discover one day this week that some of the little bushes I’d planted ages ago were finally starting to flower. Not sure why they’re flowering in the fall, but whatever. I don’t know why it took months, but there you go. Let’s see how long it takes for these little buds to turn into actual flowers…
I nearly forgot that since it’s a new month there’s a new present to get at the post office, and this time it was a lovely full moon vanity. I put it in my main room because it sort of goes with my astro furniture. Sort of. Oh, and I also had a letter from Nintendo hand delivered by Pete that read: “Dear Chris, Need to cool down with the help of a frozen treat? Go to any Nintendo Zone location between 9/8 and 9/21 to receive a brand new slushie machine. How cool is that? From your frozen friends” Of course, when I tried, I couldn’t connect, so I didn’t get anything. I’ll try again, but I have to remember I’ve only got until the 21st. At least this time Nintendo sent the reminder right at the start instead of after I’d already gotten the present.
I had a couple campers this week, but Monty was the only one that I desperately wanted to move into town. Unfortunately, I will not be getting a second monkey in Geneva. Lazy bastard.
It’s been a while since Phineas has been around, so I was super excited to see him and find out what badge I got. But not only did I get the Master Angler badge for catching over 5,000 fish (best way to earn bells), I also got the Fish Encyclopedia for filling 80% of my fish catalog, and the Expert Shopper badge for spending over 2 million bells. Yikes! You’d think for that money I would have also gotten the next badge for filling more of my catalog!
I had some perfect fruit trees die off while harvesting, so I chopped them down but left the stumps because they had neat little shapes in them and I thought they would attract bugs I’ve never seen before. I know stumps are supposed to attract bugs. I didn’t know they were supposed to attract grumpy bunnies who can’t find their zen! (She should probably try sitting in my actual zen garden that I built!)
I’d also heard from a Nintendo tweet that stumps with unique shapes will sometimes grow mushrooms around them. Like this one with a butterfly image in the rings (you can just make it out if you squint at the picture) that grew this spotted shroom. Turns out that it’s a famous mushroom, and it sold for 16,000 bells at Re-Cycle! Woo hoo! I even got a second one a couple days later! Score!
Sometimes my neighbors are just weird. Tiffany asked me if I believed in UFOs, so I said I did. But it turns out she wasn’t talking about space ships from another planet. No, she followed this up with: “Oranges. Unidentified oranges. Huh? What’s the F stand for, lover? Floor, of course. I don’t know who they belong to, or how they got on my floor, but I do eat them, lover!” Seriously? Unidentified Floor Oranges? I think that makeup has gone to her brain!
The bulletin board promised a meteor shower, and since I missed the last one because I forgot to come back at night, I made a point of strolling around to take in this one! It was very pretty. And you can’t really tell from this angle, but that tree I planted when I moved into Geneva is kind of massive now.
It felt just like old times when Shari told me she was thinking of moving away. I’d forgotten how annoying it was for my friends to move in and then try to move out the same week. At least she waited until the next week before trying to go, but it doesn’t matter. I talked her out of it pretty easily. Phew!
Weirdly, I saw a plot at the end of the week that was reserved for Sparro’s new digs. I don’t know who that is, though, because he or she isn’t one of the campers we had this week. And with that name, I’m thinking a bird, not another monkey. Dangit!
Sadly, Sparro’s moving in meant that Barold here wasn’t even going to entertain the notion of moving to Geneva because we’re full up. Which sucks, because Barold looks like he might be quite a bit awesome. He’s got crazy eyes and fish lips! That’s a helluva combination! Oh well, guess you’ll have to wait until next week’s entry to meet Sparro!