The day before yesterday, playing a bit before bed, I saw the first thunderstorm in my town! The only other time I had seen it pour like that was in the Ancient Fish Encoun-Tour on the Island. Though it’s continued to be stormy in my town, so the novelty has worn off some. xP
Tuesday, June 18 (Day 9):
Yesterday I found Gulliver washed up on the beach, unconscious. After waking up, he wanted help figuring out where his destination was, and he provided a few clues. He mentioned matryoshka dolls, so I knew the answer must be Russia. I wonder if I should’ve tried to do this with my other characters, but I forgot. >_<
A new garden shop opened yesterday! 😀 I love the exterior, with the warm colors and tulip-flowerboxes, it looks like a pretty cottage. ^_^ There are often birds around it too.
I like the shop-owner, Leif 🙂 His stock is not the most extensive right now — just two flower bags, 1 sapling, and 1 tool (either a watering can or an axe, I think). I’ll try to buy everything each day in the hope that it expands eventually.
I also got to visit Cheryl’s town Bluebell yesterday! 😀
It’s already such a beautiful town, so I took lots of pictures:
I can tell she’s been busy landscaping, and all that hard work has really paid off! 🙂
WiFi crashed again, unfortunately, but thanks for letting me see your town, Cheryl!
After that I decided to work on making a gridded map of my town, which I’ve been wanting to do so that I can better plan paths, trees, public works and such:
I don’t know if the acre system is in New Leaf (like for the perfect town rating), but the towns seem to divide well into 5×4 acres. I’m not thrilled about my neighbors’ house locations, all clumped together on one side of the river. When I was planning one side of my town to have a city feel, and the other side of my town to have an earthy garden feel, I was thinking in terms of landscaping, not population size. 😛
At Re-Tail I found Cyrus awake for the first time! He offered his assistance in refurbishing furniture. I’m not really sure how it works, but it sounds like a neat feature to add more customization and uniqueness when decorating rooms.
I paid off Violet’s and Estel’s home loans yet again yesterday. I don’t really have any business doing this since I hardly have any furniture, but I think the exterior of the houses gets prettier in later expansions, and I’m eager to see it!
Wednesday, June 19 (Day 10):
Estel got a new upstairs room today. Just keeping a few balloon items up there for now. 😛 I also bought a new mailbox for her today that matches perfectly with this wall. I’d like her house to look like an elegant white mansion one day.
After expanding Violet’s house twice, I can finally see the flowery decorations on the wall! 😀 I paid off her loan again today, so she’ll have an upstairs room as well tomorrow.
Fern got a new door. I saw it at Nook’s Homes and thought, “that’s perfect for the rustic feel I want for Fern’s house!” But I ended up not really liking how it looks on her house. I’m not good at visualizing how different house parts will look put together, I guess.
I didn’t get any hybrids yesterday, but today I got three: a pink cosmo, pink lily (yay, I’ve been hoping for one!), and an orange pansy.
My new matryoshka (from Gulliver) and tissue box (from the post office):
Built a new bridge today! It’s another cobblestone one. I want a different bridge that I haven’t unlocked yet, but the unlocking process seems to be pretty slow, so I figure I should go ahead and build one. Geez, I was hoping my neighbors would at least pitch in a little, but I had to pay for the whole thing!