Although winter came for everyone the same in Castle Keep, it hit sims of he lower classes more harshly than those who had comfort in titles and riches. For the poor, the homeless and the sick, a harsh winter could mean the end of their days. It seemed that spring could not come soon enough this sim year.
For the Fisher family, who at least had a sturdy roof over their heads, it meant economizing with everything. They had very little food left in their storage from the harvest and the summer’s fishing. Simoleons were few too, although William, Anne and Faye all worked, the taxes they had to pay to their lords were so high that little was left for themselves. The town provided few services to the sims too, specially those of the lower classes, it seemed all the taxes went right into the lords pockets. To travel to Anne’s home lands was a dream fading away for each day, they would probably never have enough savings.
The family focused on the little moments of joy in life. They had each other, and a fairly comfortable home. For Byram’s birthday, Faye baked a lovely cake that the family enjoyed together. He gained the trait of commitment issues, which was all than favorable for a sim from Castle Keep, where life was all about finding a good match to marry and having children. The future of the boy was suddenly very uncertain.
There were several birthdays that took place at the Fisher household. Anne became an adult and William grew into an elder. He was all but happy about the matter of becoming elder. He had yet so much he wanted to do in life, and suddenly it was all coming to an end.
William would spend much of his free time by the sea, fishing. It relaxed his mind and now that he was an elder, he realized he did not have a lot of time to achieve his life time wish of presenting a perfect private aquarium. Thus far, he had only made 3 perfect catches, maybe he would ask his children to help him.