What's up, Rosie?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 19:23
wedding announcement Wouter (ChEeTaH) & Rosana Freezer Bunny plumbobs

Oh gosh where do I even begin haha? There are three major things happening right now. One's very positive, the other things, not so much.

This is the love of my life. ChEeTaH (webmaster of The Sims Zone), who I met in The Sims community. We got two "Sims" babies (Seth and Quinn) and now we're finally tying the knot.

This is my wedding planner. I'm not even joking people!

For those of you who missed it (wouldn't really blame you, I can hardly keep up with what everyone else is doing in the community) I'm getting married in less than 2 months! So I hope you can imagine the stress and panic in my life right now. I never really thought about it until this year to be honest. I didn't think I would be the one stressing about it. I didn't think it would require so much planning. But it definitely is time consuming. And that's what's been keeping me busy. You know, outside of my everyday family life. The boys are doing great by the way. And my little Quinn turned one last month.

My shops Retro Hugs and Rosana Kooymans are still open, but they're kinda on hold. I haven't had too many orders lately, and because of all the stuff happening in my life I don't have any time to add new items to the shops. I'll resume working on the shops when I have time again haha.

Healthwise I've been struggling a lot lately. I've been sick about 5 or 6 times this winter. And every time I think I'm getting better, I get sick again. I really don't know what to do about it, other than just wait for it to pass.

Then there's the bad news. You probably thought the health thing was the bad news right? Haha. Yeah well that's no good news either, but I'm hoping my health will get better, and the next thing, well I'm afraid that's not going to get better anymore: My computer is in need of replacement. This is not some sappy story of me starting a fundraiser or anything. But the thing is, I do everything with my computer. My computer is not just my gaming computer, or the computer I use to check my e-mail or watch funny cat videos with on youtube. No, this is mainly my work computer. And without my computer I can't do my job. I can't design stuff. I can't code. I can't do anything. So I don't think I need to explain myself any further when I say I can't work on SNW right now. And it sucks! It's been failing me so often now. It's like a ticking time bomb really. I can't really use it anymore, not without risking losing my work. Getting it fixed is going to cost me too much since it's too old already. Lots of parts need to be replaced. The only reasonable option I have right now is to replace my entire computer. That's a lot of money I don't really have right now. So I'm definitely stressing out about it. I don't need anyone's pity or whatever. But I just felt like I should let you all know I haven't forgotten about you. I haven't gotten sick of The Sims. Quite the opposite. I'm seeing new packs coming out and I'm not even sure I'm going to be able to play them. I can probably play them during the day on my fiance's computer. But that's a bit of a hassle, and he needs his computer too, so. Yeah I'm not sure where this leaves me.

Just know I'll be back. Sooner rather than later!

My computer is dying and there's nothing I can do to stop it from happening.

Because of all the issues I'm having with my computer, there is no way I can organise anything for SNW's 13th anniversary which is in just 2 days. It feels horrible, but at the same time I know I shouldn't worry about it. I think no one will really notice it anyway haha. But I would have liked a little anniversary video or anniversary custom content, or both. Maybe I can upload some stuff I've already created. I would only need to take screenshots and manage to get it on the site. Maybe.

Meanwhile I'm going to try and enjoy the wedding stuff, followed by our honeymoon (San Francisco here I come, again!) and I hope to get my computer replaced soon!

And although I feel a little disconnected from the Sims community at the moment because of my computer woes, my wedding will actually have a *lot* of guests we met through The Sims community. We even have Sims friends flying over from Canada and Italy among others, and it just makes me smile. It makes me really happy and proud. If it wasn't for The Sims this just would not be happening right now haha!

Thank you for taking the time to read this!



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