Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Rough Dame

Stalk Market for Friday, January 10

AM: 132 bells
PM: TBD

Yesterday was kind of a weird ACNL day for me. The AM stalk price in Kasen was 440 bells. I quickly sold the 1400 turnips I had on hand. Never trust my stalk predictions though. Remember when I said that I bet the pm price on Wednesday would fall? It didn’t. Wednesday’s pm price shot up to 109 bells. Thursday’s AM price was higher still at 182, but since I was able to sell what I had for 440 I didn’t really care. But then it spiked to 345 in the afternoon…so I did what anyone with 3 copies of New Leaf and the ability to get one town to Sunday quickly would do. I bought and sold until Phineas showed up with the gold turnip badge roughly 3 million bells later.
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Don't be. I totally cheated. I'm gonna go gorge myself on brownies now to make me feel guilty over something else.

Don’t be. I totally cheated. I’m gonna go gorge myself on brownies now to make me feel guilty over something else.

In other news…

We had a camper. It was Deli the monkey. I had him in Kasen as a resident and I wasn’t interested in getting him for Hanabi. I would love an uchi camper of any sort (except maybe Hazel. I had her. My husband has her. I’m kind of over those eyebrows.)

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I also had a lost item. Sadly it didn’t belong to Tia (hand over your picture, tea cup!), or Julian who seemed to ping me every time I walked by yesterday carrying a pocketful of turnips. I went to his house. He came to my house and then sent me a letter telling me how messy it was—I prefer the term natural, Julian. There are mushrooms scattered on the ground for effect! I digress. The pouch didn’t belong to Rooney either. I finally found its owner, Felicity. It was her makeup bag. Apparently that’s where she stores her garish blush.

rude rude rude

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I said you could come over. I didn't ask for you to bring a trash bag.

I said you could come over. I didn’t ask for you to bring a trash bag.

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In addition to the high stalk prices in both towns Kasen was buying perfect oranges for double. Quantico has perfect oranges. I may have looted and pillaged after scamming Joan.

Oranges are more lucrative than turnips, but I didn't have the patience to play several days.

Oranges are more lucrative than turnips, but I didn’t have the patience to play several days.

I don't think my financial luck could get much better today honestly.

I don’t think my financial luck could get much better today honestly.

Bunnie made me feel a little less slimy about my financial dealings by getting my mind off of money and onto…trapeze artistry?

I had to choose from bungee jumping something else and trapeze work.

I had to choose from bungee jumping something else and trapeze work.

I would totally take Lillian/Bunnie in English and have two of her. <3

I would totally take Lillian/Bunnie in English and have two of her. <3[/caption] Kokuto is a bit behind in New Leaf, so yesterday was New Year's Eve in his game. I went over for the countdown, schmoozed with his villagers, and got another New Year's Noodles. I have a few extra for trade (I would love another holiday stocking…) [caption id="attachment_10261" align="aligncenter" width="400"]Oh no you didn't, Sheldon! Oh no you didn’t, Sheldon!

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Kokuto's newest townie is Rodney. He's kind of a funny looking little hamster, but cute in his own way.

Kokuto’s newest townie is Rodney. He’s kind of a funny looking little hamster, but cute in his own way.

Today in Hanabi

First off O’Hare suggested a grown up game of hide-and-seek. He actually hid pretty well. Octavian, sorry buddy. Red octopus in a field of blue flowers, not so sneaky.

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I went down to the beach making sure no one was hidden behind a palm tree and saw that we had Gulliver. I got him in touch with his wild side. I wonder if he’ll have tattoos or fangs or something next time he shows up.

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I got my last piece of snowman furniture in the mail today: a snowman table. So I constructed a snowmam. She only wants 3 snowflakes in exchange for a piece of the ice set, so I’ve gotten four pieces already today. I only need four more to go and since it’s snowing and snowflakes are relatively easy to find I may try and get the rest tonight.

if only it were that easy for real, lady.

if only it were that easy for real, lady.

I still have to visit Kasen later today and catalog the things Yumi ordered for Vella. And try my hand at bingo. I need 1 number in 2 different spots, so I may get lucky. Tomorrow I’ll start crafting my own snowmen to increase my odds. I’d love multiple lift chairs to make a good ski slope room. I’m getting a bit sick of the space room in the back.

And that’s about it for now. New Japanese class starts Monday night through a new language school, so it’s quite possible I’ll be shuffling my posting days around and may post on Saturday or Sunday instead of Monday.

P.S. I received a US copy of Animal Crossing New Leaf from Nintendo. Thanks, Nintendo!

Animal Crossing New Leaf US: That’s No Bueno

The Longest Night

It was a little weird although it would make sense if I had my Japanese 3DS on Japanese time. In the US Animal Crossing the solstice was on the 21st. In the Japanese game it was on the 22nd. I was confused I had the day wrong on my 3DS or something when Isabelle wasn’t standing outside in Kasen to greet me.

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I'll see if I can bring you a nice hot cup of coffee. K?

I’ll see if I can bring you a nice hot cup of coffee. K?

Shep didn't handle the absence of the sun well.

Shep didn’t handle the absence of the sun well.

That's even worse than ma'am. You may be on my moving list Shep. :P

That’s even worse than ma’am. You may be on my moving list Shep. 😛

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The long night didn’t stop Phineas from showing up. I finally got the dreamer badge! Which means I have at least bronze in every badge. Yay!

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Heartened by my encounter with Phineas I looked at my badges and decided that I could money launder with Yumi to get the savings badge. She has almost 100,000,000 bells sitting in her bank account. She generously donated almost 20 million in 1.5 million increments to get Vella’s account to 20 million. You only need 10 million for the badge, but Vella is a little greedy. I just know I’m not going through that turnip cheating fiasco again. I’d rather bankrupt Yumi to get Vella to 100,000,000. It’s much easier.

And after my efforts I ran into Phineas again. I feel a little guilty about his savings speech but you do what you’ve gotta do.

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Sometime in the middle of all the money laundering (which really just means I withdrew money with Yumi, plopped it on the ground, had Vella pick it up and deposit it until I had 20 million bells) I took the time to visit K.K. After I got back from Kasen I had a letter from him with his picture! [link goes to miiverse. I hope it works…]

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Catalog Day from Hell: AKA Sunday

I dunno why I’m on a badge kick. I guess because it gives me a goal. I’ve been playing for over a year now. I could easily just log on every day, make sure no one’s moving and log off, but the badges give me something to work toward.

First in the continuing quest for badges I purchased about a million bells worth of turnips from Kasen for 92 bells apiece. I realize this was probably a bad move as I’ll be out of town after Wednesday but even the purchase price goes toward the badge so even if I lose money I still make headway just not as much). Regardless, if you get good prices remember me. I’m a good tipper. 😉

After buying turnips I looked at Vella’s badges and I realized that she only had silver in the catalog badge. Yumi has gold because over the summer I went on an insane catalog hunt and ordered everything from streetpass houses that I could so all total I need fewer than 50 items for my catalog (not counting stationery or gyroids or unreleased items). Vella helped to order things that she had that Yumi needed, but largely didn’t share in the great catalog completion. I’ve been dreading taking stock of Vella’s catalog because the only English guide/list that I have is the Prima guide and if you have the prima guide you know that they just threw the items up on the page putting them in no discernible order. I had a day with nothing to do so I decided I could bite the bullet and sort out Vella’s clothing catalog. I spent the entire day just checking off shoes, socks, accessories, hats, dresses, bottoms, and tops. At the end of the day I found out that Vella needed over 400 of those items alone. I haven’t even looked at furniture. I put the master list up on moridb and I’m slowly buying stuff from shops and having Yumi order items. I’m almost down to 300 just from cataloging Gracie items and buying things I needed from the shop.

In the midst of this I came to the realization that because of her allergy to shopping Vella only has the silver shopping badge. So I need to spend money on the king’s crown in Able’s shop today that I don’t really need…or maybe have her buy Gracie furniture, but I don’t really want a second set of gorgeous furniture. The things you do for badges…

So I don’t have many pictures to show for yesterday. While I was hunched over my computer desk Vella was hunched over the ordering Kiosk in the emporium for so long that the game crashed. It freaked me out, but everything seems ok. Oh my aching neck.

But, when I did stop poring over the catalog I found out we had a camper. We’re full up so there’s no inviting him in, but Rowan is pretty cute.

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Today in Hanabi

Well, I bought stuff. I made sure to hit Kicks and the Able sisters. I did buy that king’s crown they had. Sadly Kasen has a king’s crown too (what are the odds?) and I’ll probably run over there and buy theirs as well. So with any luck I’ll have that gold shopping badge by tomorrow.

Gulliver washed ashore. You can always count on him to be passed out when nothing’s going on. I decided to steer him to the correct destination just in case I need the item he’ll send me. 😛

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I think I want to go to dinner with Gulliver. He loves exotic food and I do too. ;)

I think I want to go to dinner with Gulliver. He loves exotic food and I do too. 😉

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Are you daydreaming about Toy Day tomorrow? I bet you are.

Are you daydreaming about Toy Day tomorrow? I bet you are.

Buck up snowman. Your entire family is going to suck. I need a sleigh.

Buck up snowman. Your entire family is going to suck. I need a sleigh.

Toy Day Dead Ahead!

OMG tomorrow is Toy Day! I’m feeling all right about delivering presents in Hanabi, but in Kasen Lolly still hasn’t said what she wanted. Two of my townies have said they want something green, but not elaborated. Kitt will be in boxes and we just got a new townie today—Lobo the wolf. He’s my hubby’s favorite villager so when I saw him in the igloo I snatched him up. But the timing is a little bad. Needless to say I’m kinda worried and will probably make an attempt tonight to get Lolly to tell me what she wants and try and get Zell and Kidd to tell me what kind of green thing they want. Oh! And the icing on the cake—Lillian/Bunnie is sick. Toy Day may very well be ruined. Eep.

IRL I have to pack for a Christmas trip to LA Orange County and bake a blueberry pie for my 91 year-old grandma who isn’t doing very well.

Now the cat is coming (and she hates driving. Ugh) because one of my friends from LA who lives in Salt Lake City will be flying home for the holidays so we’ve extended the trip by a few days to see him. Yay! So whether I blog on Friday or not is a toss up. Depends on whether the internet in the hotel sucks, and how much down time I have.

TMI?

Happy Toy Day everyone! Stay safe and warm! I’ll write when I write.

P.S. I received a US copy of Animal Crossing New Leaf from Nintendo. Thanks, Nintendo!

Animal Crossing New Leaf US: The Joke’s Just Too Easy

大雪—Big Snow(storm)

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Me too! BTW you still haven't told me what you want...

Me too! BTW you still haven’t told me what you want…

The last couple days in New Leaf have been awesome. Yesterday was the big storm that officially brought winter to our towns. A camper decided to spend the night in the blizzard yesterday. Not wise in my opinion.

Catching cold in a tent gives life color. Noted.

Catching cold in a tent gives life color. Noted.

I also had a cold soggy Gulliver washed up on the pretty part of our beach.

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If I could do the nervous laugh emotion here I totally would.

If I could do the nervous laugh emotion here I totally would.

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That’s all the clues he gave me, and I’m ashamed to say I had forgotten what country the merlion statues were in so I had to look it up. >.< Julian also gave me a scenic painting. And while I was excited to increase my stash of paintings. It was not one of the three I still need for Kasen: serene, quaint, or dynamic. HNI_0069

Today: the first day of winter

Today was long because all I wanted to do was catch a dung beetle. I haven’t been getting up early lately, so I wasn’t able to get one before 8am. Thus I had to wait until 5pm to try again. Which means I had to wait until then to even build my first snow-family-member.

Sitting in the winter calm. I have star snow! Yay!

Sitting in the winter calm. I have star snow! Yay!

So, the snow has changed everything. Even my zen garden and totem pole are cloaked in snow.

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I had an appointment with Tia today. I didn’t realize she liked the bitterling I gave her so much. Whatever makes her happy I guess.

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Finally, finally 5pm rolled around and I was able to run in and out of houses trying to get a dung beetle to spawn.

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Immediately after catching the dung beetle I rolled Hanabi’s first Snowman. And got my first bingo card. If you’re having trouble making perfect snowpeople, here are the pictures I used last year as a guide. Sorry for the blurryness. I actually do hold my stylus up to gauge just how high the snowball is.

  • Snowman Roll about up to the top of your eyes
  • Snowmam Roll about up to your chin
  • Snowboy Roll about up to your nose (or the bottom of your eyes)
  • Snowtyke Roll about up to your chest

The snowball used for your head is always just a little smaller than the base. When in doubt if it’s important to you, save and continue before joining the snowballs so you can try again. Also, snowtyke won’t give you anything if his entire family isn’t present, so make sure you only make him when you have the other three in your town.

I'm glad he didn't see the pottery I made in college

I’m glad he didn’t see the pottery I made in college

Ah bingo card. You'll be much easier to do this year now that I have 3 towns.

Ah bingo card. You’ll be much easier to do this year now that I have 3 towns.

And of course as I was going to the museum to turn in my prized dung beetle, I was stopped by Julian who wanted said dung beetle. I had to refuse his trade and sent us all into a funk.

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I got over it pretty quick once I talked to Blathers. He was positively glowing about the completion of the museum’s collection. I think I may be getting something in the mail tomorrow too (I hope!)

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And lastly (outside of dreaming) I visited Kasen to get a bingo number. I took pictures because I’ve spent the last couple days trying to spruce the place up for Christmas. I also updated the dream address: 3700-0166-7543 if you’d like to go see for yourself.

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nom nom nom

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The trellis is new today. :)

The trellis is new today. 🙂

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This is a failed skating "pond"

This is a failed skating “pond”

You're a black bunny in a snowy world. You stand out little vampire.

You’re a black bunny in a snowy world. You stand out little vampire.

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GULP

GULP

Continuation of Dreams

Still working my way through ACUKE dream towns.

While Rachael and I have traded a few times recently we never have a chance to stick around each other’s towns, so I decided to take a gander in a dream.

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Stitches photobombed me!

Stitches photobombed me!

I have never met a Lillian/Bunnie I didn't like. ♥

I have never met a Lillian/Bunnie I didn’t like. ♥

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pretty pink! Even I match

pretty pink! Even I match

Onward to Confetti!
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OMG the elf costume is awesome!

OMG the elf costume is awesome!

Hi Victoria! —This is Hanabi's ex-Victoria. She didn't seem to remember me, but it was a dream after all.

Hi Victoria! —This is Hanabi’s ex-Victoria. She didn’t seem to remember me, but it was a dream after all.

Brilliant thanksgiving!

Brilliant thanksgiving!

too adorable

too adorable

OMG pumpkin patch!

OMG pumpkin patch!

And then to Petunia:

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pretty flag!

pretty flag!

I love the house caption signs. I never look at my map so I never know whose house I'm entering. ;)

I love the house caption signs. I never look at my map so I never know whose house I’m entering. 😉

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paradoxes and riddles.

paradoxes and riddles.

I had to cut my visit short in order to make a house visit with Tia. But after that I went to the town of Redwood.

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I suddenly feel like I have an essay to write...

I suddenly feel like I have an essay to write…

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ZOMG that was long. Sorry.

P.S. I received a US copy of Animal Crossing New Leaf from Nintendo. Thanks, Nintendo!

Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Yours for the Taking

Stalk Market for Wednesday, November 13

AM: 130 Bells
PM: 118 Bells

We need More Dancing Happening

Usual past few days in Hanabi. I visited O’Hare because he really wanted me to see the travesty that is his house. House sucks? Dancing helps. Test looming? ditto.

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The only thing dancing doesn’t help with? Snow.

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We haven’t seen any of the nasty white stuff in Hanabi yet, but over in Quantico yesterday where it was, due to temporal anomalies, November 30th, there were flurries. Nothing stuck, but the time to break out your ugly sweaters is fast approaching.

I know they’ve had sweater Sunday going on for quite a while. I’m hoping to create a few ugly beauties for my townies to wear around town. Since I suck at designing anything I’m starting with this sweater tutorial from Animal Crossing Apparel. I’ll keep you posted when I get something suitably hideous to talk about.

Mmmm Spicy Curry

I also had Gulliver yesterday. He was obviously trying to get to India, but I sent him astray again for the tasty chocolate coin souvenir. I sure hope all his traveling is for pleasure and he’s not delivering black market kidneys or something. Because if so, they’re a little late…

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Rude Drop In

I like a good townie visit as much as the next mayor, but it seems like they always barge in when I’m trying to turn a room into a masterpiece and not when I’m just sitting around in my house (not that I ever just sit around in my house).

Rooney was the offending townie. He got the message that I was kind of in the middle of something and only rambled a little bit before handing me a washer/dryer and leaving. Apparently the mayor stink eye is effective.

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What was I working on? My sloppy, nasty, dirty basement/kitchen that no one in their right mind would want to eat in despite the cute kitchen items left over from Thanksgiving in Quantico. (I still need butter when Thanksgiving hits Hanabi)

The sloppy lamp provides very little light. I think we need higher wattage bulbs.

The sloppy lamp provides very little light. I think we need higher wattage bulbs.

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nasty sink. scary.

nasty sink. scary.

The kitchen after the addition of a few less disgusting pieces.

The kitchen after the addition of a few less disgusting pieces.

As you can see, it’s a work in progress and the bottom half of it is still covered with balloons. I’m not in a rush to finish it mostly because I don’t have the furniture with which to finish it.

Today in Hanabi

Redd! The tease was back in town. This time his legitimate painting was the fine painting. I don’t need it in Hanabi or Kasen, so if anyone out there does need it, let me know.

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I was surprised to see Redd because when I asked Booker he just mentioned that we had a camper.

I think our camper was pretty awesome, but I don’t know about the catchphrase “sweatband”. And I don’t even see a sweatband. Maybe a very vivid bandit mask.

cherries. We have lovely cherries and fall foliage right now.

cherries. We have lovely cherries and fall foliage right now.

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See? pretty and delicious.

See? pretty and delicious.

To Quantico we Go

I may have taken a little pre-vacation vacation over to Quantico today and done some pre-season fishing (I’m completely freaking out right now irl so a little cheating as stress relief is ok by me). It’s December 1st there so I went and sought out a few fish. I didn’t see a stringfish while I was there but I did find a pond smelt and a sea butterfly. I may also have checked out their camper. I’m so glad she’s not in Hanabi. She makes Kitt look tame.

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Not gonna happen creepy demon kangaroo wearing a horrible shirt.

Not gonna happen creepy demon kangaroo wearing a horrible shirt.

And that’s all for now. Last post before hiatus will be Friday. Don’t forget about me though. When I get back I think I’m going to do a giveaway for some RL items. I’ve got a duplicate Animal Crossing stylus and an extra copy of Hometown Story both of which could use good homes. I just have to figure out parameters for a giveaway. Random? Haikus? Most sloppy item donations wins? I dunno. The biggest question of all: Do I ship internationally? *shrug*

Ciao.

P.S. I received a US copy of Animal Crossing New Leaf from Nintendo. Thanks, Nintendo.

Animal Crossing New Leaf US: It’s stuck in my head

Today blogging is a respite from studying studying studying. I think my eyes are going to fall out and I may fall asleep on my keyboard—which btw is attached to an iPad, so if this post looks funny its cause I don’t usually post from the wordpress app…

He is an alien

I’m convinced that Octavian is not of this world. His interior decor confirms this, but also what he says when you startle him awake. It’s not natural.

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More critters

Last night as Kokuto was trying to wend his way through victory road, I was busy diving for a horsehair crab because I thought it was the last critter I needed this month.

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As you can see, I found it after a little while. Then I got nosy so I decided to investigate which fish I still needed. I found out one of those was this month’s tuna. I thought I had caught one for some reason. I think since it’s an expensive big fish I thought I had gotten one on the island, but they don’t appear on the island. So I fished and fished and finally got a tuna.

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The other fish I need will all be available next month except for one crab. I need:

  • pond smelt
  • stringfish
  • sea butterfly
  • spider crab—available in March and April

I’m a little disappointed to learn the spider crab won’t appear until March. If any of my readers are TTers and are in March or April I’d love to come over and dive around a bit. 😉 As the months I’ve played ACNL march on I find I’m less and less concerned with playing strictly by the book. If I was able to unload the townies I liked from Quantico or could ensure they wouldn’t leave, I would TT just to catch the silly crab.

speaking of time passing

Yesterday in Kasen Yumi had a visit from Pete bearing a letter from Nintendo. It was a letter commemorating playing for a year and contained a flower bouquet (one of the weeding day rewards that is not orderable). So, it’s official: I’ve been playing ACNL for a year.

What You Again?

Gulliver seems to wash up with the same frequency as catching sea bass. I didn’t even know he was on our shores until I began hunting for the tuna. Though I knew where he was going I purposefully led him astray so I could give Locke another chocolate coin.

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Let there Be flower arch

I had a tiny epiphany about where I could put the flower arch. It’s kind of a silly spot. I wasn’t sure it would fit, and it doesn’t make much sense as a place for an arch, but it matches the flowers in the area so…

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And so this morning it was unveiled. We haven’t celebrated it yet. And I’m hoping that when we do no one falls in the pond since it’s so close. I still think that’s a silly place for it, but I also really love it. I’ll try to remember to update my dream address this evening since I haven’t done that in a while.

That’s about it for now. Today the only visitor we have is Katie the kitten. Booker doesn’t even mention her when I ask if anything’s going on in town. Back to the study grind. Thanks for the reprieve.

P.S. I received a US copy of Animal Crossing New Leaf from Nintendo. Thanks, Nintendo!