<p>All that time away and I forgot that I had lost several days of gameplay to a botched upgrade. (Back up your Sims 3 files early and often, kids!) When I finally returned to the Splines, I found that Marla was not yet an Elder.
<p>Marla’s best friend Marya Hunt seems sympathetic to Marla’s plight. “Deja vu? That sounds terrible!”<div align=”center”><img src=”/images/2010/01/114-01.jpg”></div>
<p>And Kay was still a nearly-bald toddler.<div align=”center”><img src=”/images/2010/01/114-02.jpg”></div>
<p>Kay was too young to travel, so they couldn’t go visit China like I had planned. Instead, I had Marla take toddler Kay to the graveyard in the middle of the night to meet some ghosts. Why not, right?<div align=”center”><img src=”/images/2010/01/114-03.jpg”></div>
<p>I re-did Marla’s makeover, using some of the new clothes from World Adventures. And the super hot boots I got from the Dr. Pepper EA promotion.<div align=”center”><img src=”/images/2010/01/114-04.jpg”></div>
<p>Then it was Kay’s birthday!<div align=”center”><img src=”/images/2010/01/114-05.jpg”></div>
<p>She and Marla both look like they’re having some doubts about that cake.