Animal Crossing New Leaf: Days 135-137

Stalk Market

All you need to know about the rest of the week’s prices is that they continued slowly sliding down.

I waited until the bitter end to sell and only got 43 bells per turnip. It was terrible. This is the first time I’ve really lost money. In hindsight I shouldn’t have bought any because I knew I was going to be busy. I only bought 800 this week and I’m not buying any for the two weeks I’ll be in Japan.

Off Topic

The hotel internet seems to be behaving itself today. My scan came up negative—thanks for the scare stupid hotel!!

Day 135 – Friday

There’s one set that I haven’t seen at all in game. Residents have to put each piece up at the recycle shop. I don’t know what they’ll call it in the US version, but it’s the sloppy, or messy set. Tangy had put a messy dresser for sale. It had a t-shirt hanging out of it. I’ve seen pictures of the rest of the set. The bed is unmade. It’s just…messy. More true to life. 😉 Well, I snatched up the dresser and remade it. I had the option of using a design on the t-shirt, so I of course remade it using my manaphy design.

Worth noting: you can’t buy this set from the catalog. I almost sold this piece too! Glad I hung on to it.

The messy dresser for sale in the recycle shop. It can be remade.

The messy dresser for sale in the recycle shop. It can be remade.

messy dresser remade —the t-shirt is my manaphy design.

messy dresser remade —the t-shirt is my manaphy design.

Taiga’s Birthday Bash

The bulletin board announced Taiga’s birthday. I was eager to see how her birthday would differ from Ryuuji’s since I at least attempted to make an effort to get her a little more friendly with villagers. I didn’t quite succeed at writing letters every day for a month, but usually I managed to write some every other day or every two days. Whenever I logger her on I had her go talk to everyone. But, the actual party was very similar to Ryuuji’s. Lillian was waiting outside of Taiga’s house to escort her to her birthday party.

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

Hakase and Iris were at Lillian’s house decked out in party hats waiting for Taiga to arrive. There was a special cake set up. Taiga made a wish and then blew out the candles (using the microphone on the 3DS). Then the party poppers went off.

No party is complete without party poppers.

No party is complete without party poppers.

After blowing out the candles it was present time. Lillian handed Taiga a wrapped present. Inside was a birthday cake. I thought there were other birthday items you could get, but I haven’t managed to get them. I’ll have to look it up in the guide.

Lillian handing Taiga her present.

Lillian handing Taiga her present.

Taiga schmoozed with everyone else at the party, but no one else offered gifts. When she talked to Lillian again, Lillian asked about the wish. I didn’t say it was a secret this time, but told her. “good overseas trip”. I hope that doesn’t jynx me.

Oooh? "good overseas trip" ?

Oooh?
“good overseas trip” ?

Then I left and went home to check out the birthday cake.

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Everybody else wished Taiga a happy birthday, but that no one else in town proffered gifts.

Nook Brother’s remodel

The only other big news today is that along with the note wishing Taiga a happy birthday there was a message saying The Home Center would be closed tomorrow for remodeling. So, we are getting Nookington’s. I’m so excited! And too broke to buy anything at Gracie’s shop…

Day 136 – Saturday

Sure enough, the Home Center and garden shop are closed today.

closed for remodeling

closed for remodeling

I paid off a new public work yesterday. Today the “outdoor bed” was unveiled. I think a hammock would have been more fun, but I don’t have it available. I put the bed over by the campground.

The outdoor bed.

The outdoor bed.

The area by the campground is a riot of unkempt flowers. I think I need to do a little landscaping there as well. If you were a camper, what kind and color of flowers would you want around?

Katrina

Katrina was in the town square reading fortunes. Her fortune today was not very enlightening as it mentioned stalk market disaster. I already knew I was going to lose my shirt this week.

My lucky item is a dress. I’m already wearing one and it didn’t seem to make bearing the sinking turnip prices any easier.

"dress..."

“dress…”

Day 137 – Sunday

Joan sold turnips for 101 bells apiece. I only bought 800 partly because of losing my (small) fortune this week and partly because my pockets were pretty full.

デパート出た!

Today was the big unveiling of the new department store. In Japanese Timmy and Tommy’s names are Mamekichi and Tsubukichi and the stores are a combination of their two names “Mametsubu”. The department store is actually called “Mametsubu Department Store (まめつぶデパート). I don’t know what they’ll call it in English, so for now I’m sticking with Nookington’s.

Whatever you call it I think it’s pretty awesome.
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First Floor

The garden section. I finally got to buy fertilizer. I put it by my purple and black roses.

The garden section. I finally got to buy fertilizer. I put it by my purple and black roses.

left side of the first floor. Note 2 k.k. slider albums.

left side of the first floor. Note 2 k.k. slider albums.

A full range of tools.

A full range of tools.

The catalog machine.

The catalog machine.

Second Floor

The second floor sells 5 pieces of furniture. Still only 2 wallpapers and 2 floors.

The second floor sells 5 pieces of furniture. Still only 2 wallpapers and 2 floors.

There are 2 wall furnitures for sale, one on the right side of the stairs (the sconce) and one on the left (not pictured)

There are 2 wall furnitures for sale, one on the right side of the stairs (the sconce) and one on the left (not pictured)

Third Floor

The third floor is Gracie’s high-end shop. When you buy items from the shop they are gift-wrapped.

Believe it or not I can't even buy one piece of furniture thanks to my bad turnip week. 300,000 bells apiece. ack.

Believe it or not I can’t even buy one piece of furniture thanks to my bad turnip week. 300,000 bells apiece. ack.

I must have the princess wall clock.

I must have the princess wall clock.

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I bought the pink Lolita dress. So cute!

I bought the pink Lolita dress. So cute!

Kaizo’s Corner

I suppose I should start calling him Cyrus since that’s his US name. I have a hard time juggling between US and Japanese names if you haven’t noticed. Usually I completely forget the US names when I’m playing the Japanese version of any game.

Plaid teddy bear post remake

Plaid teddy bear post remake

I love the different teddy bears. I think I’m going to make them all…

two-tone low table remade green

two-tone low table remade green