Construction is underway for public works in Citàlune, as well as yet more new buildings on Main Street. I also had lovely WiFi visits with a few friends! 🙂
Tuesday, June 25 (Day 16):
In my last post, I left off with the day I paid off the museum’s second floor renovation, which is now complete:
Adding a new floor to the museum with customizable exhibits was a wonderful idea! Right now I only have two boring exhibits, one for gyroids and one for gems, because I’ve been hoarding them and having serious storage problems as a result. But I look forward to making more interesting exhibits in the future, and seeing what everyone else does with theirs!
I think I want one of my future exhibits to be filled with the space-themed items in the game. Astronomy is a huge interest of mine, and it would be nice to have something to replace the missing observatory, previously run by Celeste. She now runs the museum’s gift shop, which is also pretty neat! So far I’ve noticed you can buy things like frames for paintings, display cases for items, unique carpet and wallpaper intended for exhibits, and silver tools.
This was also Vesta’s last day in town, but I forgot to say goodbye until she was asleep. Why am I so forgetful about these things? >_<
Wednesday, June 26 (Day 17):
But I was thrilled to finally see a sunny day, the first since the Summer Solstice!
To complete the beautiful sight, there were three gold balloons floating by, carrying what I knew must be the golden slingshot. 😀
I was really surprised to get this so quickly! I hadn’t even had my regular slingshot that long, or popped many balloons with it at all. I’m guessing that the balloons I popped with a net at the beginning of the game counted towards my total.
I built a fountain! I spent a while thinking about where I wanted to put it, but in the end didn’t go with a very adventurous location. Like the fountains in City Folk, it’s by the “gate.” (Though it’s really a train station, I have to keep reminding myself that 😛 ) Looking over my map and thinking about my plans for paths and various areas, it made the most sense to me to put it here, but I can always demolish it or build additional fountains elsewhere.
Taking advantage of the opportunity to get a non-rainy/cloudy picture of Estel’s house. (There isn’t usually a rock by her house, that must’ve been the gem rock…)
Robin requested a wind turbine, but I don’t really want one in Citàlune.
Later on, CK (Cheryl) needed to borrow an axe, so I went over to her town to visit and to lend her one of mine. 🙂
It was wonderful to be in Bluebell again and to see how much it’s grown already since I last visited.
Love the location for Cheryl’s house and what she’s done with the exterior of it so far ^_^
And the interior is so lavish and elegant, with all those Rococo items! I couldn’t believe it, CK offered to let me catalog them, and also gave me an extra legitimate painting she had! 😯 Thank you so much, I had no idea I’d receive such amazing gifts in return for my tiny favor. 😳
Back in my town, I went to check the Happy Homes Showcase because I noticed earlier that I’d gotten a SpotPass notification.
I found out that I now have my first model home in the showcase, belonging to Reggie!
Thursday, June 27 (Day 18):
There are two new paintings in the museum:
One is from CK (thanks again! 🙂 ), and one was from a neighbor, but I forgot who…
I thought I’d put a fence here to reserve a spot where I plan to build something else.
Friday, June 28 (Day 19):
On Friday I found Katie the lost kitten in my town. But apparently she’s not a kitten or lost anymore!
In previous games Katie would cry for her mommy until re-united, but now she just calmly asks to be taken to a different town. In fact, she says she’s purposefully exploring different towns by herself.
I saw Teru’s gates were open, so I took Katie to Arcadia:
I feel kind of bad because Teru was away from her 3DS at the time, so she missed seeing the arrival screen with Katie and I, and afterwards Katie was no where to be found in Arcadia! I thought she’d be seen wandering around town, but we looked everywhere. I’m sorry you didn’t get to see Katie, Teru!
I was happy to see such a clear sky on my first visit to Arcadia. 🙂 Though I picked my town’s name partly because of how beautiful the night sky is in New Leaf, I hardly ever get to see stars in my town since it’s always so cloudy.
I know she’s planning on having lots of red flowers in Arcadia, and it looks like she’s already made progress towards that town feel and atmosphere she wants. 🙂
I met some of her neighbors (which are awesome: Aurora, Colton, Ankha, Victoria, Monty, and Mac) and we visited the museum together, which has come a long way already.
Then she came over to Citàlune to do mostly the same sorts of things in my town: looking around, meeting neighbors, and visiting the human residents’ houses.
Crazy Redd was in town again. It’s weird, I’ve gotten him and Katrina in my town multiple times now, but I haven’t seen Saharah since my first day in town (when she couldn’t help my tent).
Thanks for letting me get rid of Katie and explore your town, and for visiting mine, Teru! 😀
Saturday, June 29 (Day 20):
Oh wow, Katie’s writing has improved a lot since Wild World! 🙂
She gave me a digital photo-frame, which switches between several scenic photos.
Just like last time when Redd came to my town, I knew immediately that one artwork was fake, but I bought the other three (using my other characters, since he only lets you buy one artwork per character). Two turned out to be fake, but this ancient statue (a Jomon period “Dogu” figurine called Shakoki-dogu) Fern bought was real:
Yay, grew my first tulip hybrid! 😀 It was a good day for pink hybrids; I also got two pink roses.
I arranged a garden of lilies and violets by the fountain. Hopefully in the future I can add more hybrids, bushes, etc., but for now I like it! 🙂
Finally got the Best Buy DLC, a raccoon wall clock, after putting it off for a while. It can be ordered from the catalog, so feel free to let me know if you want it!
Sunday, June 30 (Day 21):
This cute wig showed up at my Able Sisters today, though I think it would look better with a different hair color.
And speaking of which, that might soon be possible in my town!
At least, I assume this is Shampoodle under construction…
This evening Meri from Glendale came over to pick up some green and alpine furniture I’ve gotten so far, since she’s collecting those series. She surprised me with a patchwork chair and some perfect oranges! 😀
And she also collected signatures for a petition while she was here — it required villagers from other towns to sign. Wonder what it was for!
To finally wrap up this long post with some exciting news, Club lol is open for the first time in my town! 😀 It’s not quite as much fun without WiFi friends, but I danced some with Shrunk and Frank. Can’t wait to get emotions from Shrunk, and K.K. songs!