Yesterday Estel moved out of her tent and into her new house! Isabelle thoughtfully brought a gift of wallpaper for the occasion, how sweet! 🙂 I love the apple tree behind this house, I think I’m going to always keep a tree there. (Unless it interferes with some future garden plan?)
Tuesday, June 11 (Day 2):
I paid off Lyra’s, Violet’s, and Fern’s down payments on this second day in town. I couldn’t my first day in town because I was surprised by the early closing of Nook’s Homes.
I also got to visit my friend Choco (Pii) in her new town Belltune yesterday — my first WiFi in New Leaf! 😀
She was so nice to give me all this fruit ❗ :
Belltune’s town tree is growing nicely, and it’s beautifully surrounded with water and flowers.
And here, Choco is planning a park area with her first community project:
I like Tia ^_^
Heading off to the island, which she’s already unlocked! I wonder if there’s anything I should be doing to unlock various things, I guess I was hoping it would happen naturally without me having to look up stuff in guides…
When I envisioned the island pre-game, I imagined it would be bright and bustling, but my first visit at night was very calm and relaxing. The peaceful music, gentle waves, and starry sky created such an atmosphere. 🙂
Well, I guess it wasn’t all relaxing and calm, we also did some fun tours (or mini-games), like a bug-catching contest and a balloon-popping race. It’s good to see Tortimer doing well!
Back in Belltune’s beach!
I loved the view of the waterfall, and all the baby palm trees. ^_^
Then she came over to my town:
We visited some of my neighbors, she liked Vesta and Carmen especially 🙂
…But after a while, WiFi crashed. 😦 We’d done a lot of catalog trading and such, too! >_< I'm sorry! I didn't realize that WiFi crashes would be an issue; I'll be sure to save often in future WiFis.
Later on that day I checked in with Isabelle, who informed me that I need to obtain a special development permit before I can start making my mark on the town as mayor. And in order to get the development permit, I need to own a house (check) and earn the approval of my residents.
Oh my gosh, that’s horrible! 😳 I guess I’ve been an aloof mayor so far, spending a lot of time fishing… But I’ve been donating a lot to the museum, I thought that would count for something!
I took Isabelle’s advice on raising my approval rating by changing the town tune and flag, socializing with and helping out my neighbors, and writing on the bulletin board (in which I tried to sound like a proper politician 😛 ).
After all that work, I thought for sure I’d be up to at least 80 percent! >_<
Isabelle’s advice then was to water flowers (I don’t have a watering can) and sell things at Re-Tail (which was closed), so I decided to wait for the next day to continue. It would’ve been nice to get it done in one day, but oh well.
Wednesday, June 12 (Day 3):
Aww, there were lots of wilted flowers today, which will be gone tomorrow:
I was able to buy a net today, but still no watering can. I hope I get one soon!
But I was so happy to see a brand new violet flower pop up by the waterfall! 😀
Ahh, I love it! ❤ I'll make sure to keep it safe until I get the watering can.
Meeting a new neighbor who moved into my town today. I like her already 😛
I also met Digby, Isabelle’s brother, and visited the Happy Homes Showcase for the first time. It’s a series of streets where random houses from other towns are displayed (obtained via StreetPass or SpotPass), and you can even order the furniture seen in the homes! My showcase is empty so far, though.
Then I decided to start working on my approval rating again by filling up the Re-Tail shop with items for sale, and socializing more with my neighbors. I found out that when a neighbor invites you to their house, they’ll let you buy a furniture item from their room! How cool is that? I bought a nice new lamp from Carmen.
Yay, that seemed to do the trick! I can’t wait to get my permit! She said it might be a few days.
The other human residents of Citàlune moved into their new houses today!
Fern also got a house today with a green roof, but I demolished it, so she’s back to square one. Here’s her new tent:
It’s basically the same location, but I moved it one space to the right. You can see from the strip of dirt on the side where the house used to be. Fern’s house location is above a part of the cliff that juts out a bit, and I felt like her house wasn’t well-centered in this spot before. It was bugging me, so I figured I might as well demolish it and move it before I put more money into the house. Don’t know why I didn’t notice this when I was first picking out the location! But I’ve already paid the down payment again, so she should have her house back tomorrow! 🙂
The last thing I did today was pick up this rainbow screen DLC. 😀 Hehe, it happens to match the shirt I’ve been wearing. I was always jealous of all the DLC City Folk players had, so I’m really happy to start collecting my own DLC in this game!