I say “finally” because PTS is something I’ve been wanting and working towards for a while (since I want the flower clock and town hall remodels), but it seems like loads of others got it much earlier on accident or with little effort! xP I think I probably made it difficult for myself by not building the campsite and police station (don’t know if I want those in Citàlune), or the café yet (a house is in the way of where I want to put it). Those projects are worth a lot of “abundant living” points in New Leaf’s town status system.
But anyway, I’ve gotten pretty behind in posting, so I have a lot of pictures to share before I get to the more recent ones on getting PTS:
I’ve started seeing some of my past neighbors on Main Street! 🙂 It’s a nice feeling knowing your neighbors enjoyed living in town enough to visit again, even though they’ve moved away.
Melba’s been ambitious about various writing projects lately:
For the third Fireworks show in August, I thought I’d wear a star print dress to be more festive, and it happened to match the star bopper Isabelle gave me! ^_^
Wow, what a fail, I put this bridge in the wrong place! (It’s supposed to be one space to the left, framed on both sides by those lemon trees.) The zoom-out preview Isabelle gives you can be kind of misleading, sometimes taking away greenery and patterns that could help you figure out the right placement… I demolished it and re-built it, of course. I plan to build the cafe across the river (where the fence is) once Robin moves out.
On August 22 I went to Courtney’s town of Odd Spot to do a bit of a trade, and it was lovely to get to look around again (though my SD card became full, unfortunately). I gave her a few perfect oranges I happened to have, and she gave me a few modern series items I’d been wanting for Lyra’s house — thanks a lot! 🙂
Annoyingly, one of my bushes died, even though it didn’t break any of the “rules.” So I guess this might either be a dreaded dead spot (I was hopeful they were gone in New Leaf…?), or it might be that it was smothered by the fully-grown bushes on either side. I read someone speculate that it’s best to plant a row of bushes one bush at a time, and in a linear order, for this reason. I didn’t do that; I planted a new bush start between two fully-grown bushes, so maybe that’s why it died.
A final shot with the bell, which I demolished because it’s taller than I thought it would be, so it didn’t work well right in front of the town hall (it blocked the view). It’s a nice project, though, maybe I can work it into my town another way. I replaced it with a statue fountain (you can tell I like those, can’t you? xP)
Carmen announcing her plans to move. 😦 Her house was in an inconvenient spot, so I let her go. She’s been here since day 1 and was part of the greeting party when I first stepped through the gate, so I’ll miss her. Maybe I’ll still see her on Main Street?
My neighbor to replace Drift was Henry here, who’s originally from my digital town Bywater. This is the second time I’ve gotten a Bywater move-out in Citàlune. -_- I’d rather get new neighbors, so I haven’t connected between my two towns since then. xP
His house exterior isn’t too bad, much better than Drift’s at least. He’s the first neighbor to move on this side of the river.
Saying goodbye to Carmen:
It’s comforting knowing she moved to a great new home! Choco came over and convinced Carmen to move to her town, so she’ll be living in Belltune now. 🙂
And I was thrilled that she sent me her picture in the mail to remember her by — my first villager picture in New Leaf! Her photo frame’s phrase is oddly fitting for the circumstances! She wants me to know I’ll regret letting her go. xP
Kiki from Meadow also came over recently. We had a nice chat and I gave her a silver axe and she gave me some fertilizer. 😀 Thanks so much! I’ll use it wisely, because who knows when I’ll get the Emporium. Gracie still hasn’t come to my town yet. >_<
Thought I’d make use of some hibiscus bushes before they go out of season soon.
Lol, I see you Timmy… or Tommy. xP Before, my rating said that Citàlune was becoming a popular tourist attraction, but after demolishing a picnic blanket and a hammock (I never planned on those being permanent), I went down to this.
But no matter, I had plans for more projects in the works:
A rose arch near Lyra’s castle, as mentioned in the last post.
A hot spring where the picnic area used to be. (And where I’m thinking about moving Violet’s house, but I hadn’t figured that out yet.)
And a fairy-tale clock by the train station. There might be more scenic places for it, but I think it makes sense to have a clock near the train station since (in real life) they function around schedules and times. I love the look of it, but was a tad disappointed to find out that it doesn’t do anything special at hour-changes. (Edit: I was wrong about that, it does do something. :O )
After building those projects, Isabelle was singing a different tune!
Well, I definitely wouldn’t say this is the best town ever — far from it! 😆 But I appreciate your approval, Tortimer!
I’ll go ahead and end this post here, but just to be clear, I haven’t caught up to the present time yet.
One last (random) thing:
Maybe I’m the only one who didn’t know this, but I just recently noticed the “ABC” buttons on the sides of the storage box, tried clicking them, and discovered that I have a lot more storage space than I thought! I was always running out of storage space and dropping stuff on the ground, but this definitely helps a lot (especially since I have multiple characters). Just thought I’d throw that out there in case anyone else didn’t know. 😛