Kylie and Jonah tried to keep optimistic. They decided to have a nice romantic night talking about their days and watching the stars.
Meanwhile, Taiga decided that she'd need to come up with her own source of food to tide her, because apparently the humans were incompetent and couldn't feed her. As it happened, hunting small animals (as well as catnip toys and random little bits of trash) was something she wanted to keep doing - she kept rolling wishes related to hunting. Jonah is less amused with this hobby.
The next morning was a particularly bad one. Jonah burned breakfast, Kylie broke the bathtub, and the repo (wo)man showed up.
But hey, look at the plus side! She also took the laundry hamper, so all the dirty laundry they'd accumulated disappeared.
(I'm just going to mention here that I cheated in a new hamper so that laundry would be re-enabled as per the rules. I disallowed them from actually using it until they could afford to legitimately buy one, though. I realized while writing this that I probably should have just deleted something else of a similar value to the hamper instead, but it's too late now. Sorry.)
Kylie and Jonah decided that the day could still be salvaged, however. It was leisure day, so Kylie had a day off of work. They decided to spend it at the summer festival.
After they both went to bed for the night, I demolished the old fire station and spent a good chunk of yesterday rebuilding a new one. I don't have screenshots of the building, but if anyone wants to see all of it I'd be glad to take some.
The next morning, Kylie was finally able to handle her first emergency! No more rescuing cats out of trees and repairing fire trucks, Kylie's in the big leagues now!
Well, actually, she still does have to do the fire truck maintenance and she's never rescued a cat from a tree because they don't climb trees in the first place, but still.
The rest of the work day was uneventful, but just as Kylie was getting ready to leave...
This didn't put an end to their bad luck, though. Oh no.
Kylie and Jonah were asleep in bed that night when Kylie woke up to the sound of movement in the next room. Was it Taiga? For a moment, she considered ignoring it and just going back to sleep, but she decided that she should check it out, just in case.
And boy, was she glad she did.
The weekend was uneventful until Kylie's stipend finally came in. They went off and payed the bills, fed the cat, and Jonah went to the laundromat to clean their filthy clothes.
Then, while Kylie was at work, Jonah decided to surprise her now that they had some money to spare. On his way home from grocery shopping, he made a quick detour to the Wainwright household.
A couple things happened that I missed getting screenshots for, which I really wish I did. Firstly, after they got home from the festival, Jonah autonomously went off to go read a book. As soon as he picked it up though, Kylie - also autonomously - went off to go kiss him. It would have been a sweet gesture, had she not immediately picked up the book Jonah put down and ran off to go read it herself afterwords.
Secondly, for some reason the mailwoman decided she hates the mailbox. Every time she brings mail now, she gets mad, yells, and throws the bills on the floor before walking off. For some reason.
That's it for update 1-2, I'm afraid.
But like last time, I do have some miscellaneous screenshots that don't fit anywhere else. I'll post links to the images because I don't want to lag anyone's browser more than I already am.
Kylie on her second emergency
Hardimos's first meal in his new home
Kylie practicing her guitar at the station
"What do you mean my wife just got beat up and my house was nearly robbed? Waffles are so much more important!"
This glowing is really irritating
Taiga has no standards
Instead of using the perfectly good staircase, Kylie the showoff slides down the fire pole holding a tray of raw hot dogs
They got a nice photo at the summer festival, too, to go on the dresser
Kylie was the one who started this fight, and yet here we have the burglar leaping at her with a silly look on her face