The young family moved into their new home,
which had 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a nice-sized kitchen, and a small front room.
Yulia fed Yevgenya,
and put her down in the nursery,
while Derek made omelets for himself and his wife before leaving for work.
“What are you going to do today?” he asked, smiling. “Something calming like recreating the universe?”
“Well, I DO have to put up a venue here,” she answered. “Something that will run itself while we’re taking care of other things.”
Yulia decided to build a sporting venue, with a soccer field, a basketball court,
and 2 bowling alleys.
She also found time to spruce up the house a bit,
which left her with less than $6,000.
She opened the new venue mid-afternoon,
and was chatting with some of her customers when she received a message that Yevgenya’s birthday was only a day away. ‘That’s odd,’ she thought. ‘Seems like only this morning she was born!’
Yevgenya was a quiet baby,
content to play with her toys and sleep all day,
meaning that, once Yulia had assured herself that her new venue was running smoothly, she could take time off to study Cooking (another element in her “master plan”). She was in Green aspiration, though, and didn’t want to chance the Thinking Cap. ‘At least it’s Fall, now,’ she thought, ‘so I’ll learn a bit faster anyway.’
Derek came home having been promoted to Chief of Staff, thereby achieving his LTW.
“Derek, I’m SOOOOO proud of you!” Yulia squealed, as the new butler looked on. (Venkat had declined to remain in the family’s service.)
She told her husband about Yevgenya’s impending birthday, so Derek went to get the baby,
and the family celebrated early.
Derek went off to the bedroom and, after a quick makeover of her daughter, Yulia—who was now in a platinum mood—made smart milk and fed the child,
then began potty-training her.
She left the little girl happily playing with the bunny,
and joined her husband in the bedroom.
“Why did you decide on a sports venue?” Derek wondered.
“I figure Yevgenya will need playmates,” Yulia reasoned, “and she’ll be bringing friends over, and I thought a sports venue would offer kids something fun and healthy to do.”
Derek looked at her slyly. “There are OTHER ways to get our daughter playmates, you know….”
NOTES FROM THE AUTHOR: I don’t know why Yevgenya aged up so fast. She was born Wednesday about 8:30 a.m., the family moved out of the 1st house early Wednesday evening, the game of course decided it was Monday 8 a.m. when they moved into their new house (is there anyway to change this???), and at 6 p.m. Monday Yulia got the message that the child’s birthday was only a day away….