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We've Had a Death... (Rachel, We'll Miss You!)

We got up this morning to check on our Virtual Villagers (I also refer to it as VV3 -- Virtual Villagers game site), and our Chief, Rachel, had died!

Rachel is our first death among our villagers, and both Marilyn mistressmarilyn and I are really sad about it. It may seem silly, but you get attached to these people. We were shocked to discover her lying dead of old age...

Our new village chief is Jack, who has fathered most of the children in the village and won the 'Jack of all Trades' honor (he's a Master of every job category). He had some health-related issues as a younger man and is in his 50's, so we can't help wondering how long he'll have to live. Bruce is even older than Jack, so we had to PAUSE the game for now. We couldn't face returning to another death the next time we went to Virtual Villagers: The Secret City.

By the way, if any of you are thinking of trying it, we got it on SALE from MSN games (and not the official site). There are a lot of game downloads on sale at the end of the year.

We're really (really, really) enjoying this game -- and we can have lots of different villages, with different outcomes each time. Very Sims-like (which I adore). I highly recommend it. If you get bored, you can always let it just run while you're away -- as long as you're careful about your settings. But as I mentioned, you can PAUSE it and close it, then nothing will happen until you return... (It's a very cute game.)

I need a VV3 icon! Marilyn has at least one, but I don't have any, yet.

Anyway, I guess we'll have to see about other deaths. We've got several people we love who are probably ready to die of 'old age' any time. (sigh) It's part of they cycle of the game, but hard, even so. Just like real life, I guess!

Marilyn is off soon to meet with our friend Angel (they're going to our local Starbucks, I guess). Angel has a finished book he's trying to get published, so they meet to discuss their writing work. They try to get together weekly, but recent events mean that they've missed the past three weeks.

I guess when sister Sue is done getting her hair colored (and her hairdresser), she and I will go and join Marilyn and Angel. That will be nice! We both know Angel very well, too, so all of us are friends.

I wonder when we'll have a chance to get together with our friend Jessica pb_n_jam? We have a (small) Christmas present for her. Plus it's been some time since we got together!

I wonder when we'll have a chance to get together with our friend Shari? We never did see her during the holidays last year, so it would be nice if we could find the time soon. And we haven't seen our friend Mitch in ages, either.

I need to phone Jodi. I'm assuming her group didn't get to sing at The Grotto's Christmas Festival of Lights (they were supposed to appear on Monday, December 22 at 9:00 p.m. -- but the bad weather meant constant cancellations this year). Marilyn and I had hoped to see her perform there, like we did last year. I miss Jodi now that she's not working at the festival any more, and we haven't gotten together even once since she left. (sigh)

Our friends (including our online friends) are a part of our extended family. We don't have much actual family anymore -- and it's nice to keep growing our family with our friends. (smile) We've both always been strong believers in the extended family, anyway -- even when we were young. Anyway, it's good to keep in touch with our close friends when we can!

Marilyn really likes her new bedding set -- and our cat Henry LOVES it.

We're thinking of buying portable Hard Drives from Iomega while they're on sale. We'd like to start keeping our images on them. I really like Iomega, so I think they're a good bet for this sort of thing...

Tags: 2008, angel, december-2008, henry-tudor-cat, jessica, jodi, marilyn, mitch, sister-sue

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